Fish & Game NZ provides regulations for fishing and gamebird hunting 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 which are enforced alongside the broader national regulations. Please study and abide by local regulations at all times – they are designed to ensure the sustainability of game bird hunting and fishing and safeguard New Zealand’s wonderful natural resources.
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, and then click on the 'Regulations' link under Fishing (in the right hand column of the page).