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.

Trout and angling under threat

Trout and salmon are facing one of the most serious threats posed to them as a result of new legislation just introduced to Parliament.

Looking After Your Trout

Handle With Care!

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 31st October 2018 at Kingsgate Hotel, 32 Mawhera Quay, Greymouth; at 7pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend.


More Council Information

Physical Address:
Airport Drive, Hokitika 7810.

Postal Address:
PO Box 179 Hokitika 7842.

Phone:
03 755-8546

Email:
westcoast@fishandgame.org.nz

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Fishing

New fishing season kicks off 1st October, 2018

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Hunting

Current hunting season started 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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