Angling events 2018-19

Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

North Island


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Fish & Game’s ‘kids fish out’ days are on again.

This fun opportunity is run by the Rotorua Anglers Association who show children six to 14 years of age how to catch a fish. The fish out days are held at a special pond at Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery in Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua.

The days are so popular that pre-booking is essential!

Click here for more information. 

Kids fish out dates

Sunday 11th November 2018


This year’s first ‘take a kid trout fishing’ events will be held on Saturday, October 27 at Lake Ngangana near Waitara.

This event is being run by the Inglewood Rod, Gun & Recreation Club and children will be able to fish for 250 good-sized rainbow trout. Lake Ngangana is located at the end of Joll Street next to the Taranaki Kart Club track.

You must pre-book, by visiting or phoning the Taranaki Hunting & Fishing store in Ocean View Parade, Moturoa (06 757 2255).

A release of 250 two year-old rainbow trout will also be made into Opunake Lake, but there will be no organised event this year. 

The final kids’ trout fishing day will be held on Saturday December 15 at the Scout Den pool in Stratford’s King Edward Park.  A booking sheet will be available at the Stratford Information Centre in late November.

Further information:

 Allen Stancliff, Fish and Game Officer

Mob: 027- 263 9152

South Island

North Canterbury

Take a Kid Fishing event is on Sunday 14th October, 9am-1pm at the Childrens Fishing Lakes at the Groynes.


Sorry - fully booked!

Take a Kid Fishing dates

Saturday 22nd & Saturday 29th September 2018

For all you need to know about this event click here.

Central South Island

A  kids' fish out day is planned for Loch Cameron in early November, dates to be confirmed.


There will be a series of events in the region starting in November and running through into the new year to finish in autumn 2019.


A childrens' fishing event will be held at McGregor Pond,  Te Anau, on the Friday afternoon and Saturday of Labour Weekend. Fish & Game has reared 300 fish for the event, which were donated by Sanfords.