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 26

Although the nasty weather forecast for last weekend didn't turn up 'til later, when it arrived Sunday arvo it certainly stirred things up and got the birds moving.


Weekly Hunting Report May 19

Hunting weather is here! The second week of near perfect waterfowling conditions is upon us so make sure you get out and make the most of it.


Wellington Both Barrels May 2016

The weather was largely to blame for what can only be described as a patchy Opening Weekend but all that has changed markedly with foul conditions and ample water fowl now on the wing.


Weekly Hunting Report May 12

Hunters who recall the start to last season are probably getting a strong sense of deja vu with the first two weekends mirroring what we experienced last year.