Welcome to the Kapiti Fly Fishing Club.
Our club is based at Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington.
Kapiti Fly Fishing is a fairly new club only being formed in 2002 but has good support from the Kapiti and Horowhenua areas.
The club membership has been consistent over the last few years varying between 35 and 45 members.
The club purpose is laid out in our charter below:
- To promote the art and sport of Fly Fishing.
- To respect the ownership of land adjoining waterways.
- To promote the protection of fish and wildlife habitat.
- To promote friendship and good will between members.
- To promote and encourage the exchange of information between members.
The club is very active with regular on river days, both on local waters and those further afield. We also have been very active on matters relating to the preservation of fishing waters and the access to them for all New Zealanders In particular we have adopted the Waikanae River as our local or home river.
The Waikanae River rises in the Tararua’s and winds its way for 15 km to enter the sea between Paraparaumu and Waikanae. Severe flooding and subsequent flood protection work, combined with low water in recent summers due to water take by the council has had an effect on the fishery in recent years.
The Kapiti Fly fishing Club is working towards the improvement of the habitat and is a strong lobby group for river environmental improvement. The ultimate aim is to see the river habitat stabilised and trout numbers increased.
However the Waikanae does have a reasonable head of trout, fish can be found at the drop-offs into deeper pools and in rapids or riffles. Browns of 4-5 lb are occasionally seen however the average is 11/2 to 21/2 pounds. The river is closed 1 May-31 September.
Other west coast waters include the Otaki River and the Ohau River.
We hope that you enjoy the pages of this site, new members are most welcome to the club so please come along (& bring a guest) to our monthly club meetings at:
Time 7.30 pm, Third Monday of each month
Otaihanga Boating Club 19 Makora Road Otaihanga (Link to Map)
For more information you can click this following link to Contacts for information re club officers and club contact details.