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 April 24

Great news hot off the press - Wellington Fish & Game staff have just completed their annual mallard trend counts and at preliminary analysis, numbers are well up on the previous four season!


Weekly Fishing Report - April 23

We've got perfect conditions for the early part of the long weekend to make one last foray into the backcountry rivers and smaller streams before they close!


Weekly Hunting Report April 17

Ponds and wetlands that have suffered through a tough summer drought will now have had a good replenishment of water, and the birds won’t take long to find it.


Weekly Fishing Report - April 16

The first snow has settled on the hills, the stags are starting to get into gear and the duck hunters are also getting themselves into a frenzy - welcome to Autumn!