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Freshwater fishing

Freshwater fishing methods

Other fishing

 

Fish & Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand manages New Zealand's freshwater sportsfish fisheries, with the exception of Taupo which is managed by the Department of Conservation.

Fish and Game's activities include:
- Issuing fishing licences for all areas except Taupo
- Setting and ensuring anglers comply with the sports fishing regulations
- Publishing pamphlets about access to fishing waters

 

National council office

Fish & Game New Zealand
Office: 2 Jarden Mile, Wellington
Postal address: PO Box 13-141, Wellington
Phone: +64 4 499 4767
Fax +64 4 499 4768
Email: nzcouncil@fishandgame.org.nz
Web: www.fishandgame.org.nz

Northland

Northland Fish & Game
Manager: Rudi Hoetjes
Email: rhoetjes@fishandgame.org.nz
Office manager: Fay Stodart
Email: northland@fishandgame.org.nz

Office: Unit A5, 7-11 Nell Place, Whangarei
Postal address: PO Box 25003, Whangarei 0148
Phone +64 9 438-4135 / Fax +64 9 438-4145

Auckland/Waikato

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game
Manager: Ben Wilson
Office Manager: Robyn Lingard
Office: Hilldale Game Park, Brymer Road, Hamilton
Postal address: RD9, Hamilton
Phone: +64 7 849-1666
Fax: +64 7 849-1648
Email: admin@awfg.org.nz

Eastern Region (including Rotorua)

Eastern Region Fish & Game
Manager: Andy Garrick
Administration Staff: Lynne Sands, Kate Thompson, Carmel Veitch
Office: c/- Ngongotaha Hatchery, 1130 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha
Postal address: Private Bag 3010, Rotorua
Phone: +64 7 357-5501
Fax: +64 7 357-5503
Email: eastern@fishandgame.org.nz

Taupo

The Taupo fishery area is managed by the Department of Conservation.

Department of Conservation
Postal Address: Private Bag 3016, Whanganui 4540
Phone: +64 6 349 2100
Fax: +64 6 348 8095
Email: TWTConservancy@doc.govt.nz
Web: The Taupo fishery pages at http://www.doc.govt.nz

Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay Fish & Game
Manager: Andy Garrick
Office Admin: Christine Tuck
Office: 22 Burness Road, Greenmeadows, Napier
Postal address: PO Box 7345, Taradale, Napier 4141
Phone: +64 6 844-2460
Fax: +64 6 844-2461
Email: hawkesbay@fishandgame.org.nz

Taranaki

Taranaki Fish & Game
Manager: Glenn Maclean
Email: gmaclean@fishandgame.org.nz
Admin Officer: Jilli Steedman

Wanganui office: 124 Ridgeway Street, PO Box 4152, Wanganui
Phone/Fax +64 6 345- 4908
Email: taranaki@fishandgame.org.nz

New Plymouth office: 290A Devon Street East, New Plymouth
Postal address: P.O Box 662 New Plymouth
Phone/Fax +64 6 757-9676
Email: taranaki@fishandgame.org.nz

Wellington

Wellington Fish & Game
Manager: Phil Teal
Office Admin: Sue Wray
Palmerston North office: 292 Featherston St, Palmerston North
Postal address: PO Box 1325, Palmerston North
Phone: +64 6 359-0409
Fax: +64 6 356-2780
Email: wellington@fishandgame.org.nz

Nelson/Marlborough

Nelson/Marlborough Fish & Game

Manager: Rhys Barrier

Admin manager: Karen Crook
Office: 66-74 Champion Road, Stoke, Nelson
Postal address: PO Box 2173, Stoke, Nelson
Phone: +64 3 544-6382
Fax: +64 3 544-4058
Email: nelsonmarlborough@fishandgame.org.nz

West Coast

West Coast Fish and Game
Manager: Dean Kelly
Email: dkelly@fishandgame.org.nz
Office: Airport Drive, Hokitika
Postal address: P.O. Box 179 Hokitika
Phone: +64 3 755-8546
Fax: +64 3 755-6540
Email: westcoast@fishandgame.org.nz

North Canterbury

North Canterbury Fish & Game
Manager: Rod Cullinane
Administration: Debbie Ambler
PO Box 50, Woodend 7641
Phone: +64 03 351 8616
Fax: +64 3 365-0612
Email: northcanterbury@fishandgame.org.nz

Central South Island

Central South Island Fish & Game

Manager: Jay Graybill

Administrator: Bernadette Dolan
Office: 32 Richard Pearse Drive, Temuka
Postal address: PO Box 150, Temuka
Phone: +64 3 615-8400
Fax: +64 3 615-8401
Email: csi@fishandgame.org.nz

Otago

Otago Fish & Game
Manager: Niall Watson
Office: Corner of Hanover and Harrow Streets, Dunedin
Postal address: PO Box 76, Dunedin
Phone: +64 3 477-9076
Fax: +64 3 477-0146
Email: n.watson@fish-game.org.nz

Southland

Southland Fish & Game

Manager: Zane Moss
Invercargill office: 159 North Road, Invercargill
Postal address: PO Box 159, Invercargill
Phone: +64 3 215-9117
Fax: +64 33 215-9118
Email: southland@fishandgame.org.nz

 

 
 

 

 

Fish & Game licences

Licence

Fish & Game licence

 

 Regulations

To get the full regulations for both Isalnds click here and follow the links from there. Alternatively contact any Fish and Game office for a hard copy.

 Fish & Game pamphlets

Fish & Game pamphlets

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