Story: Wairarapa places

Fishing at Lake Ferry

Fishing at Lake Ferry

A group prepares for a fishing trip at Lake Ferry, around the 1920s. The coastal settlement, at the mouth of Lake Ōnoke, is still a popular spot for surfcasting. Lake Ōnoke remains an important Māori eel fishery, although eel numbers have decreased considerably.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Palliser district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12042/fishing-at-lake-ferry (accessed 18 June 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015