New Zealand

Anglers & Hunters for Conservation

Fish & Game New Zealand manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds and their habitats in the best long-term interests of present and future generations of anglers and hunters.

Back Country licence

For all your info on back country fisheries and how to get your licence endorsement click here

Looking After Your Trout

Handle With Care!

Welcome

Our mission: Effective management of New Zealands sports fish & game resources

Fish & Game manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds, and their habitats, in the best long-term interests of present and future generations of anglers and hunters. We are a not-for-profit organisation, funded through the sale of fishing and hunting licences


Around this website

Regions

Find out what is happening
in the regions

Select a region to discover the role of local Fish & Game Council, find freshwater fishing and game bird hunting information specific to that region.

Fishing

Fishing season opens 1st of October each year

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Hunting

Game bird hunting season starts first Saturday in May each year

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Environment

Help protect our wild & scenic fish & game habitat

Quick facts

12

regions managed

180k

kilometres of rivers

4,090

individual lakes

1

environment to protect

Newsletter

Reel Life

The anglers newsletter from Fish & Game

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Newsletter

Both Barrels

Comprehensive newsletter for Hunters by Fish & Game

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Maps

Discover some great fishing spots

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Licences

Don't get caught out - buy your licence!

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