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Trout in the Takaka

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Hard-fighting brown trout and a small run of Chinook salmon dwell in the waters of the Takaka River. The lower reaches of the river have wide open spaces suitable for beginners, while the upper reaches are rugged and far more challenging to fish from. The Takaka is known as one of the most beautiful rivers and scenic areas of New Zealand, but the numbers of fish tend to be low. You can spend an entire day exploring areas of the river and fishing using flies, nymphs, various lures, and spinners, and you may not catch anything. But if you know the right spots to cast your line, you just might get a vigorous bite and a hefty catch.

Written by  Tara Fuller.

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