The Mohaka River, it's streams and tributaries, have long been heralded as one of the world's finest trout fisheries. With over 3kms of river frontage running along our borders, even the armchair fisherman can enjoy great fishing just a stone's throw from our lodge.
Depending on your budget and enthusiasm, we have a range of great options to enable you to make the most of your fishing experience.
"The pristine Mohaka river front on the Mountain Valley property provides you with your own private fishing grounds" Bob & Tara - USA
Spinning rod hire - per day:
Don't have your own tackle? Need a licence? Well don't worry, we can help you with both.
We have day or full season licences plus spinning rods, landing nets and lures available at reception so that you can try your hand for a half or full day's fun. We'll also give you tips on the best spots to head for.
"Good fishing, great food. We can thoroughly recommend everything" Hughie & Trevor, Northern Ireland
Looking for a river and fishing experience rolled into one? Our raft guides will take you on a half day or full day journey to allow you to fish to your heart's content while your guide does the work.
We have teamed up with some of the region's most experienced and passionate professional guides to offer you the opportunity to experience personal coaching, guiding or tuition in the art of fly fishing.
Your guide will accompany you for a day (or more if you would like), helping you to locate the best beats and pools, select the appropriate flies, and hone your fly fishing skills on the river.
This can be done using a variety of methods of transport, including foot, 4WD or raft. Part of the experience includes sharing with you some of the many remarkable stories and legends of this region of New Zealand, and introducing you to the flora and fauna along the river banks.
Raft Guided Fishing
With our prime location on the river comes access not only to our local beats, but also to less accessible parts of the Mohaka. We offer you the unequalled experience of a drive through the bush up-river to access some pristine inaccessible stretches, one of the finest sections of the river. Our fishing and raft guides will take you gently downriver, stopping at the prime fishing locations, and completing your journey beside the lodge at Mountain Valley, where you return to the comforts of a hot shower, and if you choose, a meal and a drink in the lodge as you share your stories from the day.
Want to make the most of your fishing experience? We also offer an overnight camp, with your meals and equipment brought in by raft. In your cosy riverside camp, the developed world seems millions of miles away, with only the sounds of the bush, the river and your fellow fishermen for company. Please see details of our multi day raft trips which give more details of these unique fishing expeditions.