Otago

Otago Region

Fish & Game New Zealand’s Otago region extends from Shag Point on the South Island’s East Coast south to The Brothers Point in the Catlins area.

Trout and angling under threat

Trout and salmon are facing one of the most serious threats posed to them as a result of new legislation just introduced to Parliament.

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Welcome

The region runs inland to include the whole of both the Clutha and Taieri River catchments as well as a number of smaller coastal river catchments such as the Catlins, Tahakopa, Tokomairiro, Waikouaiti and Shag.

Otago has, without doubt, some of the most diverse waters for sports fishing in New Zealand. They range from the unique high country experiences on gin clear southern lakes river tributaries, to ‘put and take’ reservoir fisheries in Dunedin City.

The Otago Region also offers a veritable smorgasbord of game bird hunting  from mallards on large coastal wetlands, to upland game on briar rose-strewn Central Otago hills. In between there are countless pond and river bank hunting opportunities, along with small stream stalking and evening shooting over grain crops. Otago pretty much has it all when it comes to game bird hunting.


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Upcoming Council Dates for 2018

Next Meeting:

Thursday 25 October 2018

Cromwell & Districts Presbyterian Church

10 Elspeth St, Cromwell 

Anglers, hunters and interested members of the public are welcome to attend and raise issues for discussion at the public forum at 3 pm.

Licenceholders and members of the public are welcome to attend. Copies of Council Agendas and minutes are available on request under the terms of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.


More Council Information

Physical Address: 
Corner Harrow / Hanover Streets, Dunedin 9016.

Postal Address: 
PO Box 76, Dunedin 9054.

Phone: 
(03) 477 9076

Fax: 
(03) 477 0146

Email: 
otago@fishandgame.org.nz

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Fishing

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Hunting

Current hunting season started 5 May 2018

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12

regions managed

180k

kilometres of rivers

4,090

individual lakes

1

environment to protect

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