All these waters except Lake Blackwater which opens on the 10th Dec open to fishing on the first Saturday of November each year. Some also have a winter fishing season from 1 June - 31 August.
Travel approximately 2km past Lake Grasmere
on SH73 and turn right into a gravel road. The lake is a five
minute drive along this road.
Contains rainbow and bronw trout averaging between 1 and 2
kg. Trout can be spotted along the shoreline in good conditions,
but as the shoreline is generally swampy fishing can be challenging
but productive. Read more about Lake Grasmere
into a paddock marked with a Wildlife Refuge sign about 3
kilometres west of Lake Pearson on SH73. Drive down the track
and park at the lake edge.
A number of small tracks lead off SH73
down to parking areas at the edge of the lake.
Continue down the shingle road beyond Lake
Sarah. Just after crossing the railway line for the fourth
time, a track can be seen on the right hand side. Vehicle
access is no longer permitted and a fifteen minute walk is
required to reach the lake.
Continue along the road past the Lake Hawdon
track for 700m and another track will come into view on the
right. Once again, vehicle access is no longer permitted and
a fifteen minute walk is required to reach the lake.
This lake lies on Flock Hill Station and
is a one-hour walk from the road which leads to Lakes Hawdon
and Marymere. Anglers must obtain permission to use the track
from the station. (Note this lake has a very limited opening season - see regulations)
Cross the Mt White Bridge over the Waimakariri
River just past the Cass township, travel downstream on the
shingle road for about an hour until reaching Mt White Station
Homestead. The lake is at the end of the road just past the