Ohinemuri River

The Ohinemuri River rises on the eastern side of the Coromandel Ranges and flows west through the rugged Karangahake Gorge parallel to the Paeroa/Waihi highway. There is excellent fishing throughout the Ohinemuri, especially upstream of Waihi and though the Karangahake Gorge where a variety of fishing water is present. About equal numbers of rainbow and brown trout are present.

Waitawheta River

A boulder stream which flows through forest and farmland catchments before joining the Ohinemuri River. Highly valued by anglers for its scenic beauty and feelings of solitude. Access to the lower reaches is gained by crossing the Ohinemuri River at Karangahake township. The middle and upper reaches by taking the Waitawheta Road near Waikino on the Waihi/Paeroa highway, then either Dickies Flat, Dean or Franklin Roads.

Tairua River

Rises in the Coromandel Range, flows in a northerly direction until it enters tidal water at Tairua. Access is off the Kopu-Hikuai highway or off the Hikuai Valley Road. 

Kauaeranga River

This river flows westward along the Kauaeranga Valley before entering the sea at Thames. It offers over 20kms of good fishing, wadeable over a shingle and boulder bottom. Access is off Kauaeranga Valley Road behind Thames. Restricted to fly fishing only.

Waiwawa River

Rainbow trout are present in all the main rivers and streams that enter Whitianga Harbour. The Waiwawa is probably the best of these waters, a superb small trout river with over 10kms of fishable water. Access is off the Coroglen-Tapu Road.