19 Apr 2021

Trans-Tasman travel bubble too late for NZ trout fishing season

From Checkpoint, 6:18 pm on 19 April 2021

Fishing guides who've been left with little to no business post-Covid-19 say the trans-Tasman bubble has come too late to make a difference this season.

There are about 130 guides registered with the country's largest professional association and about 90 percent of their clients come from overseas.

It's thought a few incoming Australian anglers could create business for some, but not enough to recover from a disastrous season.

Hugo Cameron reports.