Generally August through to May.

Most brown trout waters open from the first Saturday of August to the Sunday nearest 30 April.

Most rainbow trout waters are open from the Saturday nearest 1 October to the Sunday nearest 31 May.

Different season opening and closing dates can apply to different trout waters.

Some trout waters also have time restrictions – one hour before sunrise to three hours after sunset.

There are a number of freshwaters open all year round, and some are closed to fishing at all times.

More detailed information is at the Inland Fisheries Service.

Trout Territory guides will know where and when to take you fishing!