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Mavora Lakes

The South Mavora Lake (2.4km long) is one of the most picturesque and unspoilt lakes in Southland. On a bright day the fish can be seen cruising round the beautiful bush-clad bays and well out into deeper water. The lake contains high densities of aquatic insects and the surrounding bush is a good source of terrestrials.

The trout are generally in good condition and average 1.8 kg. Although some success has been had with spinning and large wet flies, especially at the outlet and inlet, this lake is really the dry fly angler's paradise.

The North Lake Mavora is about 9.5 km long, more exposed, with some cruising beaches and a big proportion of deep water. It also carries a good stock of fish, with the occasional larger specimen.


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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