Know before you go
Dogs, horses, vehicles (including bicycles and motorbikes), fires, removal of plants or animals, camping and hunting are not permitted in the scenic reserve.
Stop the spread of Rotorua pest fish brochure (PDF, 1,110K)
Stop the spread and keep Rotorua lakes free of pest fish
Report any sightings of koi carp (3-70 cm) or catfish (3-40 cm). Other fish of particular concern are rudd and gambusia.
You can help by photographing any specimens caught and forwarding to your local DOC office and by following Check Clean Dry protocols.
Invasive species are a problem because they reduce water quality and can compete with native species and trout.
For further information or to report suspicious fish, contact your local DOC office or phone 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).