The Ohinemuri is a small and very attractive river to fish. It holds good stocks of both brown and rainbow trout with some of the brown trout that are caught late in the season reaching very good sizes. Although quite short in length, it offers a great variety of fishing and is suitable for all fishing methods. Roads run along most of the river and access to all sections is quite good. It also has some small tributaries which provide top-quality fishing for those who like the challenge of fishing small streams.
The Ohinemuri River rises in the ranges behind Whangamata and flows west through the rugged Karangahake Gorge. The Karangahake Gorge is on State Highway 2 between Waihi andPaeroa and is a delightful spot to spend the day whether it be fishing, walking, cycling or swimming.
According to New Zealand Fish & Game 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.
For more information including maps visit the Fish & Game website. The NZ Fishing site also provides information about suggested tackle and lures suitable to the area.
Licenses can be purchased at any of the following businesses – Farmlands Paeroa, 2 Grey St Paeroa, Reel N Wave 29 Wilson Rd Waihi Beach, Paeroa Marine & Cycle Centre, 29 Puke Rd Paeroa , Paeroa Sportsworld 9 Puke Rd Paeroa.