Wellington Region

The Wellington Region encompasses the area roughly from Waiouru, across to Norsewood and south to Cook Strait. It includes four large river catchments: the Rangitikei, Manawatu, Ruamahanga, and Hutt.


Coolest little trout fishing capital

Watch this for some of the highlights of the fantastic fishing available in the Wellington region.


An extensive range of local angling opportunities ranges from spectacular wilderness back country streams in the Kaimanawa, Ruahine, or Tararua Forest Parks – to highly productive rivers (like the Hutt River).

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Trout handling 101 - all you need to know

Follow this link for important information on how to look after your trout


There is an abundance of game bird hunting opportunities available on public land in the Wellington Fish & Game Region. Some of the very best game hunting is available within two hours’ drive of the major urban areas.

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Upcoming Council Dates for 2021


  23 March 2021

 3 pm Club Wairarapa, 20 Essex St, Masterton

8 June 2021 

 3 pm

 Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan St, Upper Hutt

10 August 2021

 3 pm

Hotel Coachman, 140 Fitzherbert Ave, West End, Palmerston North

11 October 2021

3 pm

via zoom

2 November 2021

3 pm

Meeting and Workshop Palmerston North

7 December 2021

3 pm

Club Wairarapa, 20 Essex St, Masterton. Council meeting and AGM

More Council Information

Moawhango River flushing flow days:

2021/22 Flushing flow programme proposed dates: Click here

Physical Address:
292 Featherston St, Palmerston North.

Postal Address:
P O Box 1325, Palmerston North 4440.

06 359 0409

06 356 2780


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Fishing season opens 1st of October each year

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Game bird season opens first Saturday in May

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