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 26

The first day of autumn arrives this weekend - the first sign that the season's end is nearing. Time to get out on the water and make the most of the exceptional fishing on offer in the Wellington region before the long winter months ahead!


Wellington Reel Life Feb 2015

The fishing in the Wellington region is running hot, from the backcountry right through to the lowland rivers.


Weekly Fishing Report - February 19

Another cracker weekend is forecast for the entire region, so it's time to get out and make the most of the awesome summer angling on offer!


Weekly Fishing Report - February 12

A couple of small freshes high in the Tararua Ranges have been enough to relief low flowing rivers and stressed fish in the lower part of our region.