Wellington region

The Wellington Region encompasses the area roughly from Waiouru, across to Norsewood and south to Cook Strait. It includes four large river catchments: the Rangitikei, Manawatu, Ruamahanga, and Hutt which provide a very diverse range of opportunities for principally brown trout river fishing.

There is an abundance of game bird hunting opportunities available on public land in the Wellington Fish & Game Region. Some of the very best game hunting is available within two hours drive of the major urban centres.

These pages will keep you up to date with important and timely information about fishing and hunting in the Wellington region. See the menu to the right for navigation options.

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Wellington News

Weekly Hunting Report - May 21

We've got some more rough stuff heading our way, with strong winds and low, drizzly cloud forecast for the north and south of the Wellington Fish & Game region.


Weekly Hunting Report May 14

What a difference a few days of foul weather can make to duck hunting. After a prolonged period of clear skies and frustratingly settled conditions, we finally have waterfowling weather here!


Wellington Both Barrels May 2015

Despite the calm start to the season, which saw hunters donning sunscreen - not just facepaint - most have bagged birds and are happy about the number of mallards around.


Special alert - Have a say on our waterways!

An important on-line survey on water quality and waterway recreation is being conducted by Greater Wellington Regional Council - Freshwater angling needs your voice!