Fishing

New Zealand is one of the world's great fishing nations and Fiordland showcases some of the best fishing the country has to offer. With pristine waters and magnificent backdrops it’s not hard to see why anglers come from all over the world to experience the world class fishing of Fiordland, which is well-stocked with both Rainbow and Brown Trout. 

Both Lake Manapouri and Lake Te Anau have ample fishing locations with access to beautiful streams and rivers. The area offers anglers of all abilities boat trolling, stream mouth, and shore fishing opportunities.

Fishing in New Zealand doesn’t get more spectacular than the Waiau River however, which connects Lake Manapouri and Lake Te Anau. Cabot Lodge provides direct access to the Waiau River via a private jetty, where guests can enjoy complete serenity, with only the sounds of flowing water and winding reels. 

Guests can also enjoy privately guided fishing excursions. Cabot Lodge works with knowledgeable local guides who can take guests to the best hideaways and share their insights into this beautiful area. Take a look at our Fishing Fiordland package to explore how you can experience fishing in the area, or get in touch and the team at Cabot Lodge can develop an excursion suited to your needs.  

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