well as a Backcountry Licence, a Controlled Fishery Licence is required
to fish on the Upper Greenstone River and its tributarys streams in Otago during the period
between 1st February and 31 March each year.
Angling opportunity is limited during this time
so that anglers can have a reach of the river or ‘beat’
to themselves for a one or two day period. The aim of this restriction
is to preserve the quality of angling experience by limiting angler
Obtaining a Controlled Fishery Licence
Anglers must hold a Backcountry Licence in order
to apply for a Controlled Fishery Licence.
You must have licence details ready (whole season
licence number and backcountry licence number) when making your
booking. Booking periods are only available between five days in
advance and the same day.
Controlled Fishery Licences are obtainable through
booking system at the Fish & Game website which operates
five days in advance.