For information about hunting on DOC land in the area see here. Please note that a permit is required.
For a personalised experience on private land talk to Top of the Lake Guiding about their trips into the backcountry.
Before you get started, you need to buy a license. If you need to hire a rod and lures you can do so at Kinloch, 3 lures are included, scroll down to book.
Key spots in the area are:
- Greenstone - backcountry license required
- Lake McKellar - source of the Greenstone River
- Lake Rere
- Diamond Creek & Lake Reid
- Diamond Lake
- Dart River
- Rees River
- Routeburn River
- Lake Sylvan
- Glenorchy Lagoon
If you're competitive come and try your luck in the annual Glenorchy fishing competition on the first Saturday of every October.