The Ruapehu region's alpine waterways boast world-class wilderness fishing, with secluded locations and trophy potential luring even the most seasoned fishermen.

The crystal clear waters that flow through the remote native bush, coupled with the promise of up to 3kg brown and rainbow trout, has anglers returning year after year.

From trophy fishing in Lake Otamangakau to sight fishing for large trout in smaller streams and rivers, the Ruapehu region caters to all types of anglers. With secluded and sparsely trafficked locations, Ruapehu has a multitude of tranquil waterways to fish. The most well known for good fishing include the Whanganui River, Whakapapa River, Manganui o te Ao River, Mangawhero River, Retaruke River, Ongarue River, and the Tokiharu and Waitaiki Streams. You can get more information on the region's best fishing spots by contacting one of the local i-Sites.