trout and rainbow trout
||Lake Selfe is one of the Rakaia
Lakes that lies between Lake Evelyn and Lake Henrietta to the
north east of Lake
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High Country Lakes
This small lake provides
an attractive venuue to fish for a good population of both
brown and rainbow trout. It is a long narrow lake with plenty
of spaces to cast a line. The shoreline is a mixture of open
tussock land and bush covered hills. Trout can be seen cruising
the shoreline on calm bright days but mostly this lake is
This lake is a good place to fish for a day and is a good
venue to introduce young anglers to the sport.
||Harper road follows the western
shoreline of the lake for its entire length. Small boats can
be launched from the beach at the southern end ogf the lake.
||Spinning and fly fishing are
both popular and productive.
||Fly rods around 9 foot in length
and capable of casting weight 6 -7 lines are ideal. Spin rods
with approx 3kg (6lb) breaking strain nylon) and able to cats
a 7 - 10 g lure.
flies: During the warm weather big bushy flies of the
Humpy or Coch-y-Bondhu
type and attractors such as a Royal
Wulff thyoughout the season. Try Blowfies
and cicada patterns
during the hottest months.
fly imitations as well as Prince
Nymphs and Pheasants
Streamer flies and bully imitations such as a Mrs
Killer patterns. And when those fail try a water-boatman
(small brown trout imitations) and tobys.
||None of note
|| First Saturday in Nov - 30
April and 1 June - 30 Sept
||Articial Fly and spinne. Fishing
from a non-motorised boat is permitted
|Size limit (cm)