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Cook River Trout Fishing (Weheka River)

The Cook River (also known as the Weheka River)

 

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Fish type Brown trout
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Description  
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Recommended lures

Nymphs: Hare and CopperPheasants Tails, Hare's Ear, Gold Bead Hare and Copper,

Dry flies: Small winged patterns such as Greenwell's Glory, March Brown or Adams  or Royal Wulff,

Green Beetles are effective in early summer and Cicada patterns from late summer are very effective.

Wet flies: Small wet flies such as March Brown, Greenwell's Glory or sedge emerger patterns work well.

Spinners: Small bladed spinners such as Veltic or Mepps

Regulations (1)
Applicable to Cook River upstream of State Highway No. 6
Region West Coast >>>
Season

1 Oct-30 Apr

Methods Artifical fly, spinner, bait
Bag limit Brown trout: 4
Rainbow trout: 2
Salmon: 2
Size limit (cm) No limit
Regulations (2)
Applicable to Cook River downstream of State Highway No. 6
Region West Coast >>>
Season

Trout: All year

Salmon: 1 Oct-30 Apr

Methods Artifical fly, spinner, bait
Bag limit Total sports fish: 2
Size limit (cm) No limit

 

 

 

 

 

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