The Pohangina River is a major tributary of the Manawatū River and provides many kilometres of fishable water.

The river flows over a gravel or hard rock bed, through native bush in the upper reaches and between open farmland in the lower sections. Many sections have willow trees lining the banks, and these are favourite places for trout, especially during the summer months.

The river is a series of deep pools, long runs and riffles. The middle and lower reaches are more braided and the best fishing is where the river flows through the deeper pools.

Please note that a current fishing licence is required to fish at the Pohangina River and must be carried by anglers at all times when fishing.

Visit the Fish & Game New Zealand website for more information, particularly if you are in any doubt about local sport fishing regulations.