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


Wellington Reel Life Sep 2016

We're on the eve of the season and at this stage it looks like Opening day (Saturday, October 1) is going to be fine for fishing through most of the region!

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Weekly Fishing Report - September 22

Welcome to our pre-season issue of Wellington Fish & Game's Weekly Fishing Report.

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Dam promoters questioned over ‘misleading’ funding applications

A report released today shows the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF) paid almost $1 million to an infrastructure project in Wairarapa based on “highly misleading” information and an application that “lacked credible economic analysis”.

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Wellington Reel Life Aug 2016

Winter arrived late for the Wellington region but it's upon us now with cold temperatures, snow on the hills and persistent rain.

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