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Taranaki Fishing Regulations, 2016-2017

The following is our understanding of the regulations that apply to trout and salmon fishing in the Taranaki 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.

 
Open season

Size limit

Bag limit
(other than perch)
Methods allowed
General rules
All waters in the region not listed below 1 Oct 1-30 Apr
None

Trout: 2
(Perch: No limit)

Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Fishing waters
Hangatahua (Stony) River upstream from the SH45 bridge All year
None
Total trout: 2
Brown trout: 1
Artificial fly, spinner
Huatoki Stream upstream from Brois Street Bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr
None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Huatoki Stream downstream from Brois Street Bridge

All year

None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Kahouri Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Kaiauai Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner
Kapuni Stream upstream from Skeet Road Bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 12
Artificial fly, spinner
Kapuni Stream between the Skeet Road and State highway 45 Bridges 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Kapuni Stream downstream from State Highway 45 Bridge 1 Oct-30 Sep None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Kaupokonui Stream upstream from the SH45 bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Kaupokonui Stream downstream from the SH45 bridge All year None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Kohata, Lake 1 Oct-20 Apr
10 Jul-30 Sep
None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Lahar Lake All year None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Makatote River 1 Oct-30 Jun None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Maketawa Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Makotuku Stream 1 Oct-30 Jun None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Makuri Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Mangamahoe, Lake, excluding the Waiwhakaiho inlet and tributaries All year
None
Trout: 2
Flyfishing only.
No fishing from a boat.
Mangamahoe, Lake: the Waiwhakaiho inlet 1 Oct-30 Apr
None
Trout: 2
Flyfishing only.
No fishing from a boat.
Manganuioteao River upstream from the confluence with the Makatote River 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Manganuioteao River from the Ruatiti Road Bridge upstream to the confluence with the Makatote River 1 Oct-30 Jun None

Trout: 2

Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Manganuioteao River downstream of the Ruatiti Road Bridge All year None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Manganui River upstream of Bristol Road Bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Manganui River downstream of Bristol Road Bridge All year None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Mangaoraka Stream upstream of Mahoetahi Road Bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artifical fly, spinner, bait
Mangaoraka Stream downstream of Mahoetahi Road Bridge All year None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Mangatoki Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Mangawhero Stream (a tributary of the Kaupokonui Stream) 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Mangawhero River, upstream of the 401 bridge (also known as the golf course bridge) on the Raetihi-Ohakune Road (SH 49). 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Mangawhero River, downstream of the 401 bridge ( also known as the golf course bridge) on the Raetihi-Ohakune Road (SH 49). All year None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Mangorei Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Namunamu, Lake All year
None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Ngangana, Lake All year None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Ngatoro Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Oakura River 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Okahu Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Opunake, Lake All year None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Orautoha Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Otakeho Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Patea River upstream from Mangamingi Bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Patea River downstream from Patea Dam All year None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Pauri, Lake 1 Oct-20 Apr
10 Jul-30 Sep
None
Trout: 2

Artificial fly, spinner, bait

Piakau Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Raetihi Hydro Dam 1 Oct-30 Jun None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Ratapiko Lake 1 Oct-30 Apr
1 Jun-30 Sep
None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Retaruke River upstream from Oio Road Bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: Nil
No trout may be killed and kept on the Retaruke River
Artificial fly, spinner
Retaruke River and tributaries downstream from Oio Road Bridge All year None Artificial fly, spinner
Rokes Dam 16 Oct - 31 July None Trout 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Rotomanu, Lake All year
None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Rotorangi, Lake downstream from Mangamingi Bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr
1 Jun-30 Sep
None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Ruatiti Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Sattlers Dam All year
None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Stony (Hangatahua) River upstream from the SH45 bridge All year
None
Total trout: 2
Brown trout: 1
Artificial fly, spinner
Taonui Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Taungatara Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Tawhiti Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Te Henui Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Timaru Stream 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Tokiahuru Stream upstream from the bridge at SH49 1 Oct-30 Jun None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Tokiahuru Stream downstream from the bridge at SH49 All year None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Virginia Lake Closed N/A N/A N/A
Waiaua River upstream from the SH45 bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waiaua River downstream from the SH45 bridge All year None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait

Waimarino Stream (tributary to the Manganuioteao River)

1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waingongoro River upstream from Eltham Road Bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waingongoro River between the Eltham Road and SH45 Bridges 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waingongoro River downstream from the SH45 bridge All year None
Trout: 4
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waiongana Stream upstream of State Highway 3 Devon Road 1 Oct-30 Apr None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waiongana Stream downstream of State Highway 3 Devon Road 1 Oct-30 Sep None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waitaiki Stream upstream from SH49 Bridge 1 Oct-30 Jun None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waitaiki Stream downstream from SH49 Bridge All year None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waitara River downstream from the Manganui River confluence All year None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waiwhakaiho River upstream from the end of Rimu Street extension walking track 1 Oct-30 Apr
None
Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waiwhakaiho River downstream from the end of Rimu Street extension walking track All year
None
Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Waiwhakaiho inlet to Lake Mangamahoe 1 Oct-30 Apr
None
Trout: 2 Flyfishing only.
No fishing from a boat.
Warea River upstream from the SH45 bridge 1 Oct-30 Apr None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Warea River downstream from the SH45 bridge All year None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Whanganui River, excluding tributaries All year None Trout: 2 Artificial fly, spinner, bait
Wiritoa, Lake All year None
Trout: 2
Artificial fly, spinner, bait

 

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