More than 40 small to medium-sized trout streams radiate from the base of Mt Taranaki. These rivers provide excellent sight fishing opportunities for large brown trout.
Rainbow trout fishing is also available in three local lakes and the Waingongoro River between Eltham and the sea.
The Taranaki Region has many rivers, streams, creeks and ponds that provide good habitat for waterfowl. This translates into consistently good shooting and local hunters are among the most successful in the North Island.
In addition to the traditional pond and lake shooting from maimais, jump shooting along streams, rivers, drains and farm oxidation ponds can be productive. Good evening shooting can also be had on farm dams, stubble fields and in paddocks where supplements are being fed to stock.
Paradise shelduck and pukeko are widespread throughout the region. Farmers will welcome a harvest of pukeko from wetlands near their maize growing or other cropping areas.
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Upcoming Council Dates for 2018
February 10 - Raetihi
March 24 - Whanganui
June 9 - Waitara
August 18 - Opunake
November 3 - Hawera
December 8 - New Plymouth (includes AGM)