Fish & Game NZ provides regulations for gamebird hunting and fishing throughout New Zealand (except Taupo, where fishing is administered by DOC). These regulations are amended each year to suit changing sporting and environmental conditions.
Each region has its own set of regulations working in conjunction with the national regulations. Please be aware of and adhere to local regulations at all times - they are designed to ensure the sustainability of gamebird hunting and fishing and safeguard the wonderful natural resource that is the New Zealand environment.
To view the freshwater fishing regulations for your local region, click on the map at the top right of this page to select your region, then click on the 'Regulations' link under Fishing (in the right hand column of the page).