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 - November 26

A weekend to sit behind the tying vice and replenish the fly box could be on the cards, though there's still an outside chance of some river time.


Wellington Reel Life Nov 2015

Wellington rivers coming into their own

The weather should be starting to settle as we head into December and the Wellington Fish & Game region's rivers will come into their own very soon. 


Weekly Fishing Report - November 19

The region has been greeted by a beautiful day and rivers in great condition - What a nice change not to to have a heavy rainfall warning hanging over the weekend too!


Weekly Fishing Report - November 12

We've got a typically mixed bag of spring weather heading our way over the next few days with sleet, sun and everything in between - The upshot is that Saturday looks pretty good for most places.