Auckland/Waikato

Auckland / Waikato Region

The Auckland / Waikato Region offers a wide range of freshwater fishing opportunities with many lake, river and back country fisheries, most with easy access and high scenic values.

Cleaning Up After Polluters

The Government’s announcement of a $100 million dollar fund to clean up the country’s increasing number of degraded rivers and lakes.

Stricken Salmon gets special delivery

Smiles beamed from the faces of the owners and staff at the Paringa Salmon Farm café recently when two loads of replacement fish were delivered by Fish & Game staff.

Welcome

Auckland / Waikato Region: Seven lakes within an hour’s of Auckland City are regularly stocked with trout, and wild trout are abundant in the Mangatawhiri and Mangatangi reservoirs. There is also good trout fishing in the Coromandel Range

The Waikato / Hauraki area is also known as the country's ‘duck factory.’ Those living in the region have ready access to the best waterfowl hunting in the country – most of it within an hour’s drive of Auckland city.

Hunting areas include public land and major areas of wetland owned by the Crown and Fish & Game that are readily accessible via roads, walkways and boat ramps.


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Hunting season starts 6 May 2017

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Winter Fishing Kicks off 1st April 2017

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Quick facts

12

regions managed

180k

kilometres of rivers

4,090

individual lakes

1

environment to protect

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