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About your trophy trout fishing adventure

The Tekapo and Twizel Canals are home to some of the world’s largest brown and rainbow trout, with many fish averaging between 20 and 35lb. The allure of catching these once-in-a-lifetime trophy fish has made guided fishing trips in Tekapo and Twizel’s hydro canals a popular bucket-list destination for anglers worldwide.



Located just 2.5 hours from Christchurch and Queenstown Airports the Tekapo and Twizel canals offer both breathtaking scenery and world class trophy trout fishing. Set in a spectacular high-country landscape with the rugged Southern Alps of the South Island as a magnificent backdrop, this fishery is home to some of the biggest trout on the planet with many fish weighing over 20lb, and some topping the scales at over 30lb.

What you could catch

As well as monster trout, the Mackenzie Hydro Canals provide anglers with the opportunity to catch salmon that have escaped from the numerous salmon farms located on the canals. These salmon farms combined with the consistent lake feed waters of the Mackenzie Canals provide the fish with an abundance of food, providing the perfect environment for fast fish growth. The peak time to fish the Mackenzie Hydro Canals is from May – October.



Fishing Trips tailored for your needs

Regardless of your angling ability and experience the abundance of monster trophy trout makes the Tekapo and Twizel Canals a location that all anglers must experience. Braided Rivers Fishing Guides will customise a trip based on your specific aspirations and needs. Trips range from one-day guided fishing trips to weekend get always and multi-day trips. Complementary activities such as hunting trips and horse riding can be organised on request, perfect for any getaway down south or corporate fishing trip.

The ultimate trophy trout fishing experience