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 Both Barrels Jul 2016

Time to switch - target upland game birds

Hunters, no need to put your shotgun away just yet – there are still weeks of game bird hunting left if you switch tactics. 


Weekly Hunting Report Jun 30

A good southerly blast stirred things up in Wairarapa this morning with ducks seen moving all day.

This weather system is set to move up the lower North Island and last until Friday before becoming fine over the weekend - the last weekend of the season.


Weekly Hunting Report Jun 23

The weather Gods are again smiling on game bird hunters with wind and rain forecast across all of the lower North Island from tomorrow and through the weekend.


Wellington Both Barrels Jun 2016

There's ample time left to bag a few more mallards in the what what many hunters are calling a vastly improved season in the Wellington Fish & Game region.