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 - October 27

We're getting some really encouraging reports from anglers about the fishing early on this season. Included are the exciting observations about the number of rainbows around, as well as large mature specimens higher in the catchments than they've been seen before.


Weekly Fishing Report - October 20

The long weekend is almost upon us and the weather, although a touch variable, should provide for some windows of opportunity to get out on the water.


Weekly Fishing Report - October 13

Spring is playing its usual game with another mixed bag of weather heading our way - The good news is the weekend should largely be fine, and there are some great fish around.


Weekly Fishing Report - October 6

If you can handle a little drizzle this weekend and pick your spot wisely you might find some fishing to be had with fresh trout and the rivers carrying a bit of colour.