West Coast

2020 Game Bird Season

Season opens Saturday May 23

Revised 2020 Game Bird Regulations

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West Coast Region

This region extends from Kahurangi point, north of Karamea, to Awarua point south of Haast. In between lies some two million hectares, much of it wilderness.


If you rate isolation peace and solitude highly as an angler, and the chance to fish for wild trout, this region is for you.

While the region offers abundant fly fishing opportunities, there is also plenty of scope for other anglers including novices, to fish using bait or spinning gear. Many of the rivers support trout populations and sea-run salmon turn up in local lakes and rivers from January.

Grey and mallard duck, shoveler, paradise shelduck and pukeko are the main species. There are also opportunities for hunting Canada geese. Later in the season there are great hunting opportunities on developed farm properties, particularly where stock are being fed with supplements such as grain or silage.

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Upcoming Council Dates for 2020


The next Council Meeting will be held on the 11th August 2020 in Greymouth (likely at The Ashley Hotel but still yet to be confirmed) beginning at 7pm with 6:30pm supper.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

More Council Information

Physical Address:
Airport Drive, Hokitika 7810.

Postal Address:
PO Box 179 Hokitika 7842.

03 755 8546


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2020 Game bird hunting season starts on Saturday May 23

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