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.

Otago Anglers Notice review underway

The Otago Fish and Game Council is undertaking a comprehensive review of the freshwater sports fishing regulations (the Anglers Notice) for the Otago Fish and Game Region.

Fishing Locations & Access

Otago Region has a range of fishing opportunities set in diverse landscapes from pristine high country and barren Central Otago to the lush lowland pastures of coastal Otago.


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.

Take hunting mallards on large shallow coastal wetlands, add a wild Canada goose chase around braided high country river beds and throw in a little upland game on Central Otago hills for good measure. Mix well for a season that can last for 11 months (if you're a dedicated goose chaser) and you have Otago Region's smorgasbord of game bird hunting.

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Upcoming Council Dates for 2018

Otago Anglers Notice review is underway


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Next Meeting:

10 February At The Gate

6 Barry Ave, Cromwell starting at 3pm

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

Postal Address: 
PO Box 76, Dunedin 9054.

(03) 477 9076

(03) 477 0146


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