Taranaki Region

Most Taranaki trout fishing can be found within the Egmont or Tongariro National Parks that provide high quality angling experiences in scenic and un-crowded settings. There is little fishing pressure in the region and anglers appreciate the peace and solitude on offer.

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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 16 - Waitara

August 18 - Opunake

November 3 - Stratford

December 8 - New Plymouth (includes AGM)

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

New Plymouth Office
P.O Box 662 New Plymouth.
Phone and Fax: (06) 7579676
Email: astancliff@fishandgame.org.nz

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