Wairoa river is a large river best suited to spin fishing for the
reasonable population of brown and rainbow trout. The Wairoa River
is best known for its tributaries which provide world class fishing.
are a reasonable numbers of rainbow trout and some brown trout
also present. Fish average around 1.5 kg.
The Wairoa River is formed by
the confluence of the Hangaroa and the Ruakituri rivers which
meet at the beautiful Te Reinga Falls. The river then flows
south to enter the sea at the township of Wairoa.
The Wairoa river is not a particularly
attractive river as it is often silt laden, and being large
and slow-moving is best suited to spin fishing. The banks are
often tree-lined with willows and other trees making access
difficult in places.
of the river just below the confluence with the Ruakituri
and the Hangaroa River can be reached from the small settlement
of Te Reinga.
The lower reaches her easily accessed as
State Highway 36 runs close to the river for many kilometres.