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Lake Manapouri and Lake Te Anau

Lake Te Anau is the South Island's largest lake with a surface area of over 357 sq. km. It has the longest shoreline of any lake in New Zealand at 517 km.

Lake Manapouri, whilst somewhat smaller at 142 sq. km, is still a very large body of water. It has a shoreline of 170 km. Renowned for its many islands and the magnificent mountain backdrop, Manapouri is regarded by some as New Zealand's most beautiful lake.

The fishery of Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri is dominated by brown trout, however the greater catachability of the rainbow ensures it is taken almost as readily. The size of trout caught in Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri range between 1 - 3 kg. The few Atlantic salmon tend to be at the lower end of this range.


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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