There are ten different types of licence on offer. Please select here to view the types and prices of each. By selecting the option you can follow the simple directions on how to buy your licence.
All Fish & Game fishing licences (apart from Local Area) can be used anywhere in New Zealand except the Taupo area, which is administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC). For more information on the regulations for Taupo, visit DOC’s website: www.doc.govt.nz
Please note that if you buy a Local Area Licence you can only fish in the one region you have nominated – so you must be aware of that region’s boundaries.
Remember that overseas visitors, must buy a full season or day Non-Resident Licence.
Your licence is a permit to fish for sports fish in accordance with the regulations governing the Fish and Game New Zealand region in which you are fishing. It does not grant any right of access to land. If you want to walk over private land, please first get the permission of the land occupier.
You can purchase your licence in several ways:
View our Fishing Frequently asked questions in our FAQ's section.
Be aware that fishing with the wrong licence is regarded as fishing with no licence.
Have you changed your address/phone number/email recently and would like to update your information on the licencing database? You should have one profile so this would cover both your fish & game (if you have both) licences.
Please select here to fill in the details that are needed to be updated.