The Ohikanui mostly flows through
native bush over a boulder and stone bed and provides good fishing
for any angler prepared to walk some distance. The water is
generally very clear and is swift and rough in some sections.
Generally fish can be spotted in the long runs and pools. Faster
water can productively be fished blind.
Fish numbers and size
good fish number and mostly in the 2-3lb range.
Ease of fishing
A moderately difficult river
to fish as it involves considerable walking and wading to get
to the more isolated areas.
The only access point is at
the confluence with the Buller on State Highway 6 about 20kms
inland from Wesport.
and Copper, Pheasants
Tail variants and any small straggly looking nymph in
small sizes (size 16 preferred) work well. Some weight may
be required in the deeper and faster sections.