West Coast

Important information regarding COVID-19

Helping you make the most of fishing and hunting opportunities at this time

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 Fishing Locations and Access

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 2020

In accordance with COVID-19 alert level 4 movement restrictions the April public meeting of the West Coast Fish and Game Council has been cancelled.


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

Fishing season opens 1st of October each year

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Hunting

Game bird hunting season starts first Saturday in May each year

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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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