Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

There is some great fishing in Otematata.

Plentiful Brown and Rainbow Trout and Land locked Salmon make for a fun day out either fishing from the shore, from a boat or Kyak.

Spinning and trolling from a boat are most productive, though there are some good fly fishing spots as well.


According to some expert sources good spots include:

  • along the shallow shoreline adjacent to SH83 for fly fishing
  • the Otematata River mouth and its lower reaches
  • some of the small stream mouths where cruising fish can be spotted
  • at night, the deep water above the Aviemore Dam and at the mouth of Deep Stream, for shore or boat fishing

For more information see the Lake Benmore and Lake Aviemore sections of