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 11

Low rivers and high sun make for ideal spotting conditions over the weekend for trout stalkers as the big dry continues. There should be nothing stopping Wellington region anglers from getting into some superb fishing over the weekend.


Weekly Fishing Report - February 4

It looks like a pulse of rain Friday evening through Saturday - this could bring the rivers up but many in the region need a recharge anyway. The good news is that if it's only a small amount then the fishing could be fine for Sunday and into Waitangi Day Monday.


Weekly Fishing Report - Jan 28

A little spot of rain for some parts of the region on Wednesday shouldn't affect what's shaping up to be a great weekend for fishing.

Clear skies, light winds and refreshed flows for some rivers equates to perfect conditions.


Weekly Fishing Report - January 21

With Wellington Anniversary long weekend looming, sunny skies and rivers falling from a fresh, the stars have aligned for some awesome fishing over the next three or four days.