Home to some of the best fishing in the world, the Ashburton, Methven & Canterbury region has endless opportunities for hunters & anglers with its large number of rivers and lakes that hold Salmon and Trout and the trophy animals in the foothills of the Southern Alps.
Fishing In Ashburton, Methven & Canterbury
Surrounded by meandering rivers, back country lakes and the foothills of the Southern Alps, Ashburton, Methven & Canterbury is a paradise for recreational anglers and hunters. Catch salmon in the Rakaia River between November and March or on long distance casting tackle in the surf at the river mouth. Salmon of around 8kg are not uncommon in the Rakaia river and locations are easily accessible, including the Ashburton and Rangitata Rivers which are also popular with anglers.
Hunting In Ashburton, Methven & Canterbury
Trophy hunting for red stags, Fallow Bucks, Tahr, Chamois, Goats, Rams, Wallabies as well as duck shooting (in season) in Ashburton, Methven & Canterbury can be organised by specialised local guides. Permits are required to hunt on Department of Conservation land and may require planning in advance. A number of local professional guides are available to maximise opportunities for those on a short stay or those wishing to increase their own hunting knowledge and skill levels.
Information For Hunting & Fishing In Canterbury
For the latest information or to obtain licenses for hunting & fishing in Canterbury, visit the Fish & Game New Zealand website.