Lake Kaitawa is a small relatively
shallow hydro lake with limited shoreline access for the angler.
It is however an ideal water to fish from a small dinghy. (Note
that no motorised boats are allowed on this lake). Most fish
on the Lake wild though it is regularly stocked with hatchery
rainbow trout to ensure the fish population is kept at a good
level. With its plentiful food source within the Lake and the
ideal water temperature, the fish grow very large quickly and
provides the angler with an ideal opportunity to hook into a
fish of trophy sized proportions (i.e. over 4.5 kg or 10 lbs).
There is road access to the
lake past the power station and across a bridge though to reach
the opposite shoreline requires some walking. There are no boat
ramps but it is relatively easy to launch a small row boat onto
During the day fishing with
a weighted nymph on a relatively long leader can be productive
otherwise try fishing sunken lures.
Rods of 9 feet in length and
a weight six to seven line are ideal. There is opportunities
for both floating and sinking lines on this lake.