||The Awahou flows into Lake Rotorua just north of the township of Ngongotaha at Awahou. The entire stream from the marker at the mouth where it enters the lake is closed to all fishing.
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The Awahou is a cold stream that is an important habitat for trout during the very hot weather and an important spawning stream for the twin lakes of Rotorua and Rotoiti.
Because if the pressure put on it and the need for the fish to have a place to shelter when the lake water temperature rises in summer and its importance as a winter spwaning water, all fishing is now prohibited in the stream itself.
Fishing is permitted where the Awahou flows into Lake Rotorua.
||Access to where the stream flows into Lake Rotorua is available at a car park near the moutn of the Awahou Stream. As this car park is on private Maori land (and generously provided by the local iwi) we request that anglers respect this and keep to the path when approaching the lake to fish.
|| It is fly fishing only for 200 metres from the stream mouth. It fishes best during the hottest months and both wet flies and nymphs work well.
||Floating or intermediate lines are best for this shallow water.
Nymphs: Small unweighted nymph such as a Hare
and Copper or Halfback or any dark coloured mayfly pattern.
Dry flies: During the summer try cicada
patterns or beetle
Wet flies: Green Woolly
Killer and smelt patterns.
||Lake Rotorua at Awahou
||The stream is closed but where it enters the lake can be fished.
||Fly fishing only
|Size limit (cm)