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Young Fishing Fans

Fishing is great fun and a good way to get outside and spend time with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors and learning about natural New Zealand at the same time. You don't need lots of expensive kit at the start, just the basics will be all you need to catch your first few fish.

In this section, find out about how to get started, what Fish & Game Officers do, what other young fishing fans are catching and the kinds of fun fishing clubs and events that are going on across the country.

Fishing Clubs

Joining your local fishing club is a brilliant way to learn about freshwater fishing, meet new friends and get started in the sport in a fun and safe way.

Find out if there are any fishing clubs near you by clicking on your region from the list below. :

Northland      Auckland / Waikato      Eastern      Hawkes Bay      Taranaki      Wellington     

Nelson / Marlborough      West Coast      North Canterbury      Central South Island      Otago      Southland

You can also use the clickable map at the top right of each page to select your region and move between regions.