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 2021-2022
Currently we are operating at the Orange Traffic Light Alert Level. As such, and to ensure business continuity whilst operating publicly, meetings will be held alternately between the Hokitika Office and Greymouth and every meeting will be available online via Microsoft Teams.
The 2021-2022 Fish & Game Council meeting schedule can be found here:
Members of the public are welcome to attend in person to the meetings at the Hokitika Office.