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

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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 2023


 7 Feb 2023

 3 pm Hotel Coachman, 140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North

21 March 2023

3 pm

Kapiti, Nga Manu Nature Reserve, 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae 5391

6 June 2023

3 pm

Club Wairarapa, 20 Essex St, Masterton.

8 August 2023

3 pm

Kapiti or Palmerston North TBC

10 October 2023

3 pm

Club Wairarapa, 20 Essex St, Masterton.

12 December 2023

3 pm

Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street, Upper Hutt

More Council Information

Moawhango River flushing flow days:

The 2022-23 flushing flow dates are available here.

Physical Address:
292 Featherston St, Palmerston North.

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

06 359 0409


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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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