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 Fishing Report - March 23

The general consensus among anglers confirms Wellington Fish & Game's observations for the season: fewer, but much larger trout around.


Weekly Fishing Report - March 17

A lovely five-day settled weather window is upon us, and rivers are dropping back to near-perfect flows - time to get out and make the most of it with only six weeks of the main season left.


Weekly Fishing Report - March 9

We're looking down the barrel of a bit of damp and cold weekend with summer disappearing as quickly as it appeared.

That said, some fishing could be on the cards because at this stage the forecast rain looks isolated at worst - it's going to be a matter of watching carefully for updates.


Weekly Fishing Report - March 1

The lower North Island is turning on a stunner weather-wise as we head into spring and the fishing has been equally superb.