The following waterways are designated as course fishing waters

  1. Lake Waitawa (Forests Lakes) (catch and release). Please contact Forest Lakes Camping and Conference Centre (06) 364 8218 for permission to access Lake Waitawa.
  2. Upper and Lower Whitby Lakes (catch and release).
  3. Wairarapa Moana - Please select here to view brochure.
  4. Ruamahanga cut-off.


Wairarapa Moana means the waters within the Lake Wairarapa Wetland Conservation Area, the Owhanga Landing reserve, the Matthews & Boggy Pond Wildlife Reserve, the Ruamahanga Cut-off Wildlife Reserve, the Allsops Bay Wildlife Reserve and the Wairarapa Lake Domain management reserve.