Fishing Regulations

Angling regulations are updated annually.

Each region has specific regulations for individual rivers and lakes within the framework of national angling regulations.

Click here for the Eastern Region's sports fishing regulations for the 2019-20 season.

Scroll down the page below the maps to see handy, colour-coded downloadable maps that clarify the regulations for our most popular Rotorua lakes.


Eastern Fish & Game Region

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* Note: the Eastern Fish & Game (fishing) Region does NOT take in the Taupo catchment which is managed by the Department of Conservation.


Download these handy colour coded regulation graphics for the main Rotorua lakes:


Eastern Fishing Spots