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

Greater Wellington Regional Council river bulldozing update

Here's the latest update on Greater Wellington Regional Council's river bulldozers activity.


Weekly Fishing Report - October 1

Hopefully you'll be out fishing today, making the most of the first day of the season rather than sitting inside reading this!


Weekly Fishing Report - September 24

Only a week to go before the finest freshwater fishing on earth opens to anglers for another season! It's time to get your gear in order and ensure you've got everything set to go...


Wellington Reel Life Sep 2015

The 2015-16 fishing season is shaping up to be a cracker in the Wellington Fish & Game region. We’ve largely had benign winter conditions, with no major floods, which means the fish stocks have had a good chance to recover from the arduous spawning period and any angling pressure last season.