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Auckland/Waikato Fishing Regulations, 2016-2017

The following is our understanding of the regulations that apply to trout and salmon fishing in the Auckland/Waikato from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.  Where general rules do not apply, lakes and rivers are listed in alphabetical order for quick reference.

The information presented here is not meant to be taken as a complete statement of the law. Please refer to the North Island regulations booklet supplied with your fishing licence or view an online booklet at the Fish & Game New Zealand website.

Using fish as bait

When fishing in bait fishing waters in the Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game region you may only use fish as bait if the fish was taken from the same water as you are fishing.

 
Season

Size limit
(min.)

Bag limit
(trout)
Methods
General rules
All river or streams in the region not mentioned below. Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
All lakes /ponds in the region not mentioned below
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait.
No bait restrictions.

All streams flowing into Lake Waipapa, Lake Arapuni and Lake Karapiro except the Little Waipa, Pokaiwhenua and Mangawhio streams and the Waipapa River.

Closed
N/A
0
None

All rivers, streams and their tributaries which flow into Lake Waipapa, Lake Arapuni and Lake Karapiro and that part of the Waikato River downstream from the Maraetai Dam to above the Karapiro Dam (unless otherwise specified below).

Closed
N/A
0
None
Fishing waters
Arapuni, Lake
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Awakino below Mahoenui Bridge
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Awakino above Mahoenui Bridge
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
2
Fly fishing only
Awaroa
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Hikutaia below Whangamata track
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Hikutaia above Whangamata track
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Kakahu
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Fly fishing only
Kaniwhaniwha
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Fly fishing only

Kaimarama

Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Kapowai
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Karapiro, Lake
All year
30cm
2

Artificial fly, spinner, bait
If fishing from a vessel in the upper reaches of Lake Karapiro (upstream from the white maker post, situated 200 metres below the Huihuitaha Stream nouth) , the vessel must be securely anchored.

Karapiro Stream
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Kauaeranga
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Komata
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Little Waipa Stream (the Horahora Rd Bridge is deemed to be the mouth)
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mahakirau
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangakahu
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangaohae Stream
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Managaokewa Stream
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangaoronga
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangaotaki below lower bridge on Mangaotaki Road
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner

Mangaotaki above lower bridge on Mangaotaki Road

Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangatangi Reservoir
All year
30 cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangatawhiri Reservoir All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangatawhiri River below SH2 Bridge
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait.
No bait restrictions.
Mangatawhiri River above SH2 Bridge
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangatepopo
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangatutu below Lethbridge Rd
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Mangatutu above Lethbridge Rd
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Fly fishing only
Mangawhero
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Managawhio below lower falls
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Managawhio above lower falls
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Maramataha
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Maratoto
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Marokopa below Mangatuahaua Stream
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait

Marokopa above Mangatuahaua Stream

Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Moakurarua below Honikiwi Rd
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Moakurarua above Honikiwi Rd
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Moana-nui, Lake
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Mokau River
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Ngakoaohia below Pirongia/Kawhia Bridge
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Ngakoaohia above Pirongia/Kawhia Bridge
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Fly fishing only
Ngutunui
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Ohinemuri below Victoria St Bridge
All year
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Ohinemuri above Victoria St Bridge
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Okauaka
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Okupata Stream
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Omahine
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Ongarue below Waimiha confluence
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Ongarue above Waimiha confluence
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Oparau
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Oraka
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Owairaka
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Parkinsons, Lake
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Piopiotea
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Pokaiwhenua Stream
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Pungapunga
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Puniu below Seafund Rd bridge
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Puniu above Seafund Rd bridge
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Pupuke, Lake
All year
30cm
5

Artificial fly, spinner, bait.
No bait restrictions.

Purere (upper Waihou)
All year

<30cm

No limit
Artificial fly, spinner
>30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Rapurapu
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Tapu
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Tairua River
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Taringamotu
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Tawarau River
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Thomsons Lake (Whatihua)
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Tomarata, Lake
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waihou River below Okoroire Falls
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waihou River above Okoroire Falls
All year
<30cm
No limit
Artificial fly, spinner
>30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Waikato River
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waimakariri River
All year
<30cm
No limit
Artificial fly, spinner
>30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Waimiha River
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Waiomou
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Waione
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Waipa below SH3 Bridge at Otorohanga
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waipa between SH3 Bridge and Toa Bridge
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Waipa above Toa Bridge
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Waipa, Little (the Horahora Rd Bridge is deemed to be the mouth of the stream)
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Waipapa below lower falls
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Waipapa above lower falls
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Waipapa, Lake
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waipare (upper Waihou)
All year
<30cm
No limit
Artificial fly, spinner
>30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Waipari
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Wairoa River
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Waitawheta below the end of Franklin Rd
All year
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Waitawheta above the end of Franklin Rd
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Waitekauri River
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Waiwawa
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner
Whanganui below Whakapapa confluence
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Whanganui above Whakapapa confluence
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Whakapapa below Piopiotea confluence
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Whakapapa above Piopiotea confluence

Oct 1-Jun 30
(brown trout only)

30cm

2 brown trout
0 rainbow trout

 

Artificial fly, spinner
Whakapapa-iti

Oct 1-Jun 30
(brown trout only)

30cm

2 brown trout
0 rainbow trout
Artificial fly, spinner
Whakapapa-nui
Oct 1-Jun 30
(brown trout only)
30cm
2 brown trout
0 rainbow trout
Artificial fly, spinner
Whangamarino
Oct 1-Jun 30
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait.
No bait restrictions.
Whatihua (Thomsons Lake)
All year
30cm
5
Artificial fly, spinner, bait

 

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