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Lake Okataina Sunday Session with NZ Kayaker
10:41AM 14th Nov 13


Sunday Sessions - Lake Okataina Nov 17th!

Well summer is almost here and it sounds like we are all chomping at the bit to get out and have a kayaking adventure. I've had multiple requests for Sunday Sessions but the general conscious is that people want something a bit different from fishing... 

I've been wanting to check out Lake Okataina for a while now it combines all the elements of a great adventure - fishing, scenery, and a little bit of remoteness. This lake has only 1 road in, is completely surrounded by bush, and boasts some amazing trout fishing. So if you are wanting to try trout fishing from you kayak or if you simply want to explore a unique lake, this will be a great day for all.


Above: Google Earth shot of Lake Okataina. 


Things you need to know...

WHERE: Lake Okataina

Sunday Nov 17th  - Meet at the Okere Falls Store (SH33 next to Lake Rotoiti) at 9am and travel in convoy to Lake Okataina (approx another 30 mins). Return by approximately 5pm.  

there is only one place to launch on this lake. 

Allow 1hr 1.15 total. Take SH33 towards Rotorua, turn left onto SH30 (Hells Gate turn-off), follow this for 11km, turn right onto Lake Okataina Rd and follow this to the end. 

Rainbow and Brown Trout + sightseeing + adventure!

Ability Level:
suitable for everyone as you can make the day as easy or as strenuous as you like.

we will be mostly jigging but you can also fly fish or troll lures. For jigging you can use your softbait rod with a ledger rig of 3 flies and a small sinker. For more info talk to the guys at TGA Hunting & Fishing.  

you will need a licence if you want to fish. These cost just $23 and can be brought online from
As always this is a free event and everyone is welcome. If you require kayaks, I have all my fleet available for rent for just $50 each. It may interest you to know that I now have a Viking 2+1 (double kayak) and the smaller Espri Angler available - these would be suitable for younger members or someone wanting to bring a partner along.  


this is set to be a fun day and I'm really looking forward to checking the lake out. As always, if you require any extra information please feel free to contact me at any time. I'll look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning.      027 668 9904