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.

West Coast shoveler duck survey

Every year Fish & Game staff all around the country undertake the NZ shoveler duck survey.

Canterbury Lake Investigation

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Welcome

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 2018

The next Council Meeting will be held on the 10th April 2018 at the Bridge Club Rooms, Westport at 7pm.

Members of the public welcome to attend.


More Council Information

Physical Address:
Airport Drive, Hokitika 7810.

Postal Address:
PO Box 179 Hokitika 7842.

Phone:
03 755-8546

Fax:
03 755-6540

Email:
westcoast@fishandgame.org.nz

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Fishing

New fishing season kicks off 1st October, 2017

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Hunting

Next hunting season starts 5 May 2018

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Environment

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Quick facts

12

regions managed

180k

kilometres of rivers

4,090

individual lakes

1

environment to protect

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