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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Weekly Fishing Report - January 19

Welcome to our Weekly Fishing Report. If you're back at work we hope you've had a great break and managed to get out on the and into the great fishing in and around the Wellington Fish & Game region.


Weekly Fishing Report - December 15

The rain in the hills is likely to blow the fishing for today and Friday but we're going to optimistically predict there will be some clear and clearing water over the weekend.


Wellington Reel Life Dec 2016

The fishing is starting to really fire... and just in time too, with the Christmas break almost upon us.


Weekly Fishing Report - January 12

Happy New Year and welcome to our Weekly Fishing Report for the holiday period.