West Coast

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.

Fishing Locations and Access

Looking After Your Trout

Handle With Care!


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 2019

The next Council Meeting and Annual General Meeting will be held on the 3rd December 2019 at Ashley Hotel, 74 Tasman St, Greymouth; at 7 pm followed by AGM beginning at 8:30 pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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Physical Address:
Airport Drive, Hokitika 7810.

Postal Address:
PO Box 179 Hokitika 7842.

03 755-8546


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Fishing season opens 1st of October each year

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Game bird hunting season starts first Saturday in May each year

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