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


Moahwango flushing flows advisory

Genesis Energy has advised there will be five flushing releases of 26 cubic metres per second, for up to 9 hours, from the Moawhango Dam.

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Weekly Fishing Report - December 1

Get ready to roll - We've got a great three-day window of weather approaching, just in time for fishing this weekend!

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Wellington Reel Life Nov 2016

Fisheries are remarkably resilient in the face of adverse weather events - indeed, the Wellington and lower North Island trout seem to have escaped from the recent significant floods largley unscathed

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Weekly Fishing Report - November 24

Fisheries are remarkably resilient in the face of adverse weather events - indeed, the lower North Island trout seem to have escaped from the recent significant floods largely unscathed.

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