Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay Region

The Hawke’s Bay Region is a hunting and fishing paradise with four major rivers creating endless opportunities to land a fearsome fighting trout or bag a crafty game bird.

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The Hawke’s Bay Region offers the wilderness and excitement of the Kaweka and Ruahine ranges where all its major rivers originate, before meandering through the rolling foothills and out onto flat and lush plains.

The region is blessed with great access to all the major rivers and most are no more than an hour’s drive from the main centres like Napier. Great angling is on offer in rivers ranging from the Tukituki to the Mohaka, and the region has some of the North Island’s best headwater fisheries.

Mallard, grey duck and hybrids are the most popular game birds of the region. Both these species respond well to calling and decoying and can be found on most of the region's rivers, streams, dams and lakes. The region’s scrubby river margins bordered by vineyards and orchards create ideal upland game habitat.


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2019- 2020 Anglers Notice Review


Hawkes Bay Fish & Game is reviewing the fishing regulations for the 2019/20 fishing season that began October 1, 2019. Licenceholders and the public are invited to submit on any issues that they may have identified with the current regulations - for consideration by the Hawkes Bay Fish & Game Council. Any suggested changes and reasons for them are welcomed. Please email your suggestions to Regional Manager Jesse Friedlander: jfriedlander@fishandgame.org.nz 


Upcoming Council Meeting Dates for 2019

Meetings are held at the Game Farm located at 22 Burness Road, Greenmeadows, Napier



Thursday - June 27 - 6pm - Rescheduled meeting

Tuesday - August 20 - 6pm

Tuesday - October 15 - 6pm

Tuesday - December 3 - 6pm

Tuesday - December 3 - AGM - 8pm





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Physical Address:
The Game Farm, 22 Burness Road Greenmeadows, Napier.

Postal address:
PO Box 7345 Taradale, Napier 4141.

(06) 844-2460

(06) 844 2461


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New fishing season begins Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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New hunting season kicks off Saturday, May 4, 2019

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