The Experience

Hook Wanaka Attractions

Catch a Chinook salmon from our spring-fed fishing lakes then relax or explore while our team prepares it for you.

Catch a Chinook Salmon


We have options to suit everyone from family friendly fishing to trophy fish hunting.  It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or if you’ve already lost count of the hours you’ve spent fishing – our friendly team will make sure you have a day out to remember.

Your experience and our environment are extremely important to us. To protect our waterways, you cannot use your own fishing equipment in our lakes.

We have a strict no catch and release policy.

Reel Deal

$7 per person

The authentic, Kiwi Interactive Fishing Experience, Rent out a rod and claim your lucky spot around our lake. It’s as easy as that – even if you’ve never fished before. It may take a few casts (our fish aren’t trained to bite!) but this is the joy of fishing. With a little patience and a little luck you’ll soon be reeling in your lunch. We recommend coming in 1 hour before your lunch booking or time you want to eat.

The Reel Deal takes place at Hounds Hollow – our main fishing lake stocked with Chinook salmon that average 1.8 kg in weight.

One person per family can fish or all can fish, its not just the reeling in of the fish that’s needed, it is the netting and team effort to get that fish onto dry land!

We do have a limit as to how many people can be fishing at one time on each lake so at busy times there maybe a wait on rods.

No booking required!

Guided Fishing Lesson

$35.50 per person (1-2 people)
Group Price $95.00 for the group (3-6 people)

Learn to fish with our premium guided experience. Let us take you on the experience of a life time where we’ll show you how to set up your equipment, select the best lures and let you in on all the best fishing secrets. With our knowledge, your new skills (and a bit of luck) you’ll land your very own salmon!

Included is a 30 minute lesson with our expert fishing guide taking place at The Lazy Zee – our exclusive fishing lake.

No Guided Fishing through the School Holidays.

Price per kg – $28.00


Whatever your preference you won’t taste salmon any fresher than this! Hot smoked is our favorite – soft, flaky and juicy with a subtle smoky flavor. Or try sashimi – raw, finely sliced. We can even exchange the fish you caught for previously prepared cold smoked salmon. All options are available to eat-in or takeaway or we can vacuum pack whole fillets so you can prepare it at home. If you don’t want to fish, or just can’t get enough fish, we also sell a range of delicious ready-to-go salmony treats and non salmon treats.

Clean + filletFree
Hot smoked$8 / fish
Sashimi$20 / fish
Cold smoked$20 / fish (expect to get 40% of your catch weight)
Chopping board of food
Our licenced café serves a selection of quality wines and beers from around the region.


While we prepare your catch, you relax and have FUN!

Open to everyone and the perfect rest stop for bikers and hikers, our licensed eatery serves a range of hot and cold drinks alongside hand-selected wines and beers from around the region.

There’s plenty of room for the kids to run around, play in the sand pit, or feed the fish while you sit and relax. Fill your day with fun outdoor activities like Jenga

, walk around the grounds to discover new birdlife and native trees or have a go at our collection of lawn games.

Test out your golf swing with our Hole-in-One driving range which provides loads of laughs – and some healthy competition!



The courtyard eatery overlooks the fishing lakes so you can enjoy the view while you dine.

Our head chef selects the finest local ingredients to showcase on our sharing platters and small plates. Our food is unique, local and seasonal with an emphasis on exceptional taste. There is something for everyone, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options. All dishes work together perfectly with our fabulous selection of local wines, beer and juices. We also have a fantastic kids menu which is guaranteed to impress young foodies!

Bookings available.

Feast on your fresh Chinook Salmon