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 - February 23

The skies are clear, the rivers are dropping and the cicadas are clattering - perfect conditions to get out and nail some prime fish this weekend!


Hunting stand ballots now open

Wellington Fish & Game is inviting applications from game bird hunters for a very limited number of hunting stands at Lake Wairarapa and Pukepuke Lagoon (Himitangi).


Weekly Fishing Report - February 17

Conditions couldn't be better for... staying at home and tying up some cicada patterns.


Weekly Fishing Report - February 9

Conditions are looking superb for Saturday with the weather, falling rivers and fish all set up for some excellent angling.