being modified for hydro power generation, the Hawea river
remains a large and powerful river. It is easiest to fish
in the summer months when the flow is more constant and at
its lowest level.
The river is a mixture of large bouldery
runs and deep pools. Care should be taken when wading this
water as the rocks can be slippery during summer and the current
is deceptively strong.
Both fly and spinners are legal.
Rods capable of casting weighted
nymphs to get flies down to the fish in the deeper pools are