for more information on club trips please see newsletter
The Beef Robber
Angus beef, smokey streaky bacon, BBQ sauce, smoked cheese.
The Chicken Heist
Buttermilk fried chicken, avocado, chipotle mayo, smoked cheese.
The Villainous Vege
Falafel, tofu, coleslaw, BBQ sauce.
Light Fingered Lamb
Lamb shoulder, potato hash, beetroot mayo, smoked aioli.
PRINCIPAL TROUT FISHING WATERS OF THE WAIKATO
NOTE - SOME RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY HAVE CHANGED BELOW PLEASE CHECK THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR AN UP TO DATE VERSION
COMPILED BY THE HAMILTON ANGLERS CLUB INC
1ST REVISION AUGUST 1984,
2ND REVISION OCTOBER 1988
3RD REVISION JANUARY 1997
Foreword Dear Reader,
As angling techniques become more specialized and numbers of anglers increase, the need for change within ourselves becomes even greater.Anglers of tomorrow may well find that all they have to look forward to catching are hatchery-reared trout. They may not ever know the thrill of a hard fighting wild fish on the end of their line.
Take my word, as someone who has fished for both, that the fighting ability of wild fish is far superior to that of hatchery fish.
Catch and release of trout, restoration of riparian vegetation, pollution control, and animal rights are just some of the challenges we face today. Who knows what the anglers of tomorrow will face.
Treat what you have with the respect and care that you would expect for yourself and you will forever know the joy of fishing.Bert Robinson.
HAC. Past President.
This large water has many productive spots, but fish may be taken by trolling or harling throughout the lake. A boat is necessary to reach most of the upper water. A boat can be launched below Waipapa Dam, at Bulmers. Arapuni. Landing, Jones' Landing, and at Arohena Landing Road.
Those fishing the shore can gain access to good fishing water from Landing Road (leading to the club lodge), Arapuni Landing Road or Bulmers Landing Road. The dam headrace on the Putaruru-Te Awamutu Highway has always been popular though a drop-net is required. Open to winter fishing, all types of legal lures or bait are allowed. Harling or fly-fishing with a smelt type fly can be productive, especially when fish are visibly feeding. Fishing the weed beds with a floating or sink-tip line and smelt fly or nymph is best. (50 minutes travel time.)