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 26

The dry weather cycle has certainly broken and autumn is upon us but the fishing continues to impress!


Wellington Reel Life Mar 2015

Despite the lack of rainfall and drought-like conditions in many parts of the Wellington Fish & Game region, the 2014-15 season has been downright spectacular!


Weekly Fishing Report - March 19

The rivers throughout the region are looking fantastic and the fishing should be on fire, at least for the start of the weekend!


Weekly Fishing Report - March 12

All the region's rivers are looking excellent at time of writing with some carrying just a touch of colour from last weekend's rain.