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Hawke's Bay Fishing Regulations, 2016-2017

The following is our understanding of the regulations that apply to trout and salmon fishing in the Hawke's Bay region 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.

 
Season

Size limit

Bag limit
(trout)

Methods allowed
General rules
All waters (other than lakes) not listed below 1 Oct-30 Jun
None
2
Artificial fly, spinner
All lakes of the region except the larger of the Twin Lakes/Kuripapango (see below). All year None
4
Artificial fly, spinner
Fishing waters
Aropaoanui River downstream of the landmark opposite Wareham Road

All year

None
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Esk River upstream of Waipunga Road Bridge and all tributaries 1 Oct-30 Jun 550mm maximum
1
Artificial fly, spinner
Esk River downstream of Waipunga Road Bridge All year None
1
Artificial fly, spinner
Karamu Stream excluding tributaries All year None
2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Kuripapango (Twin Lakes): the larger of the lakes All year None
No limit
Artificial fly, spinner
Kuripapango (Twin Lakes): the smaller of the lakes All year None
4
Artificial fly, spinner
Maraetotara River All year 350mm maximum
1
Artificial fly, spinner
Mohaka River below the confluence with the Mangatainoka River to SH5 excluding tributaries All year None
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Mohaka River downstream from SH5 Bridge All year None
4
Artificial fly, spinner
Mohaka River tributaries 1 Oct-30 Jun None
1
Artificial fly, spinner
Ngaruroro River and tributaries upstream of the Kiwi Creek confluence 1 Oct-30 Jun 550mm maximum
1
Artificial fly, spinner
Ngaruroro River from Kiwi Creek to Whanawhana cable, excluding tributaries All year 550mm maximum
1
Artificial fly, spinner
Ngaruroro River tributaries above Whanawhana cable 1 Oct-30 Jun 550mm maximum
1
Artificial fly, spinner
Ngaruroro River below the Whanawhana cable, excluding tributaries All year None
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Ngaruroro River tributaries below the Whanawhana cable 1 Oct-30 Jun None
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Porangahau River downstream from its confluence with the Mangawhero Stream, excluding tributaries All year None
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Te Pohue, Lake All year None
4
Artificial fly, spinner
Tukituki River upstream from the SH50 road bridge, excluding tributaries 1 Oct-30 Jun None
4
Artificial fly, spinner
Tukituki River downstream from the SH50 road bridge, excluding tributaries All year None
4
Artificial fly, spinner
Tutaekuri River downstream from its confluence with the Mangaone Stream excluding tributaries All year None
2
Artificial fly, spinner
Tutira, Lake All year 350mm minimum
4
Artificial fly, spinner. No motorised craft are permitted.
Twin Lakes, Kuripapango: the larger of the lakes All year None
No limit
Artificial fly, spinner
Twin Lakes, Kuripapango: the smaller of the lakes All year None
4
Artificial fly, spinner
Viriginia, Lake Closed     None
Waikopiro, Lake All year 350mm minimum
4
Artificial fly, spinner. No motorised craft are permitted.
Waipawa River upstream from the SH50 bridge, excluding tributaries 1 Oct-30 Jun None
4
Artificial fly, spinner
Waipawa River downstream from the SH50 bridge, excluding tributaries All year None
4
Artificial fly, spinner
Waipunga River downstream from the falls, excluding tributaries All year None
2
Artificial fly, spinner

 

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