Northland Region

The Northland Fish and Game Region is a large one that extends from the tip of the north island at Cape Reinga, right down to a line that runs just south of Mangawhai Heads, north of Auckland. The region includes part of the huge Kaipara Harbour.

Northland Fishing Locations & Access

Jurisdiction extends from a line north of Wellsford to Mangawhai Heads and continues right up through the region to Cape Reinga in the Far North.

Looking After Your Trout

Handle With Care!


Northland has hundreds of kilometres of fishable streams and rivers. Most of them have heavily wooded banks which tends to keep the water cooler in the summer.

Angler pressure on these streams is low, offering a semi-wilderness experience. Winter fishing in Northland offers the best opportunity to fish local lakes and reservoirs as the trout become more active in the cooler waters.

Northland offers some excellent duck and upland game bird hunting in paddocks, harbours, estuaries and other areas during the season.

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Upcoming Council Dates for 2023

Northland Fish and Game Council meetings are held at the Northland Fish & Game Council office on the following dates:.


9 December 2022 - Presentation of 2022 Annual Report

17 February 2023

23 June 2023

25 August 2023

13 October 2023

13 December 2023

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