Taranaki

Taranaki Region

The Taranaki Region extends from Mokau in the north (but not including the Mokau catchment) across to the summit of Mount Ruapehu then south to include the Turakina catchment east of Whanganui.

Taranaki Fishing Locations & Access

Fish & Game New Zealand’s Taranaki region offers a wide variety of freshwater fishing experiences in a scenic and uncrowded environment

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Welcome

Welcome to the Taranaki Fish & Game Region, our area tends to be a little off the beaten track and the fishing and hunting opportunities while highly valued by local licence holders are often overlooked from a national perspective.

However the region has numerous quality fisheries based around the small to medium sized streams that radiate from the base of Mount Taranaki, or drain the western and southern slopes of Mount Ruapehu.

This includes the spectacular Manganuioteao River to which a National Water Conservation Order applies, one of only 13 NZ rivers to have this ‘national park like’ designation.

The many rivers, streams, creeks and ponds also provide good habitat for waterfowl.

This creates consistently good hunting for both mallard and grey ducks, and also paradise shelduck.

Nearly all waterfowl hunting is on private land, however farmers are generally receptive to being approached and local hunters are among the most successful in the North Island.

There are also attractive and often unexploited pheasant hunting opportunities across much of the region.

Similarly hunting in Harakeke Forest and Nukumaru Recreation Reserve, which requires a Fish & Game access permit, is highly valued by licence holders including from outside the region.

It’s certainly a region worth exploring, complete with some hidden ‘gems’. Hopefully you can readily find the key information you need here or otherwise please contact us.

Glenn Maclean – Regional Manager


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Upcoming Council Dates for 2019

9th February 2019 – Raetihi

30th March 2019 – Whanganui

22nd June 2019 – Waitara

24th August 2019 – Opunake

12th October 2019 – Stratford

7th December 2019 – Raetihi

Taranaki Kids fishing days

 


More Council Information

Wanganui Office
124 Ridgway Street,
P.O Box 4152, Whanganui.
Phone and Fax: (06) 3454908
Email: 
taranaki@fishandgame.org.nz

New Plymouth Office
3/477A Devon Street East
P.O Box 662 New Plymouth.
Phone and Fax: (06) 7579676
Email: astancliff@fishandgame.org.nz

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180k

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4,090

individual lakes

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environment to protect

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