Angling events 2018-19

Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

North Island


Need some handy tips with boat fishing?

Fish & Game staff are running a boat fishing talk and demonstration at Lake Tarawera on Sunday, January 6th , 2019.

Watch the Eastern website pages for more information or contact:

Kids fish out days at the Ngongotaha hatchery have finished for another year. Keep an eye on our website for details of 2019's itinerary.Thumbs up on Lake Tarawera

This fun opportunity is run by the Rotorua Anglers Association who show children six to 14 years of age how to catch a fish.



The final kids’ trout fishing day will be held on Saturday December 15 at the Scout Den pool in Stratford’s King Edward Park.

For more information click here, or email

South Island

West Coast

Compete in a fishing contest!

Both the Lake Brunner Fishing Competition and the Reefton Tusk, Tine and Trout Competition will be held on November 30 to December 2.

For Brunner entries and information click here

For Reefton, email