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The Eglington River

The Eglinton is one of New Zealand's premier fly-fishing rivers. The sheer amount of quality angling water with the ease of access all available within a magnificent setting makes this one of our highest ranking rivers.

The river varies in character throughout its length to Lake Te Anau. Of a generally loosely meandering nature, it is also confined in places by gorges and ancient tributary fans. Bed material varies from quite loose gravels to boulders and solid bedrock.

The Eglinton is dominated by brown trout, although the more active rainbow plays a major role in the river's tremendous fishery.

The clarity of the Eglinton's water is very high, so the angler needs to be extremely careful. Polaroid glasses are essential.


Information courtesy of and excerpted from
Southland Fish and Game Council's book
"Trout Fishing in Southland New Zealand"
an invaluable publication containing 90 pages
of river and lake information, maps, access
points and strategic recommendations.

This publication is available from:

Southland Fish & Game Council
P.O. Box 159
Invercargill, New Zealand
Phone: 64-3-214-4501
Fax: 64-3-214-4352


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