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Fishing in Lake Ruataniwha

4.5 (2)
46 Logged catches

About Lake Ruataniwha

Can you fish in Lake Ruataniwha? Lake Ruataniwha is a lake in Canterbury, New Zealand. The most popular species caught here are Rainbow trout, Brown trout, and Chinook salmon. 46 catches are logged on Fishbrain. Please use your best judgement when determining where you can fish, and make sure you follow local regulations.


Lake Ruataniwha has the following amenities based off of 2 reviews left by our users.

Boat ramps
Peace & quiet
Picnic area
Wheelchair accessible
Family friendly
Put & take
Fly fishing
Bank fishing

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Fishing regulations at Lake Ruataniwha

Fishing regulations in Canterbury can change throughout the year. Make sure to check this page before fishing for the most up to date rules and regulations for the current season. Local regulations govern when you can fish, the max size of the fish you can keep, how many fish you can keep, and more.

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Regulations for

44°16′41.9″S 170°03′36″E

Baits and catches from Lake Ruataniwha

Top gear anglers are using

According to our data, anglers at Lake Ruataniwha are mostly reeling in Rainbow trout using the following fishing gear.

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