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 Hunting Report May 4

Only three sleeps 'til Opening (Saturday, May 7) - time to get your ducks in a row so you're sorted for the big day. Prospects are looking good for the season and Opening too!


Wellington Both Barrels Apr 2016

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Weekly Hunting Report April 19

Welcome to the first of our special pre-season hunting reports. With Opening Day on May 7, there are now only 18 sleeps before the season starts and that'll be upon us in a flash.

So, here's a round up of what's happening ahead of Opening and hopefully some handy tips and info to get you into of the game!


Weekly Fishing Report - March 31

A month to go before the main season ends! Although the weather isn't too flash it shouldn't be enough to stop keen anglers getting amongst some great fish that are currently around.