Wellington Backcountry Fishing Endorsment

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To fish the designated Wellington Region Backcountry fishery, a Wellington Backcountry Licence Endorsement is required on your licence. First you must get one of these qualifying Whole Season Sports Fishing Licences:

  • Whole Season (Adult, Junior or Child)
  • Family
  • Loyal Senior
  • Local Area (only qualifies for an endorsement in that region)
  • Non Resident

If you are a visitor from overseas you must buy a Non-Resident Licence.

Once you have bought a qualifying licence you can apply for a Backcountry Licence Endorsement.

When you have obtained your Backcountry Licence Endorsement, you will receive an updated copy of your licence by email showing the Backcountry Endorsement stamp and listing the regions for which you are endorsed. You must carry this copy of your licence when fishing designated back country rivers.