fishing in Temuka by NZMCA
Anglers from all over the world have been long drawn to Temuka, South Canterbury by its reputation for excellent fishing rivers - especially the Rangitata and Opihi.
The main attraction here is the magnificent Quinnat Salmon, whose spawning run lasts from November through to April, but the whole area is also famous for its excellent Trout fishing and the variety of nearby waterways.
Limit bags of 2 salmon per day can be caught in the peak times of December to March.
Temuka is the ideal central basis for those, not only wishing to fish the Rangitata and Opihi, but also the mighty Waitaki River to the South and the Rakaia to the North along with the fabled lakes and canals of the Mackenzie Country and Waitaki Basin.