Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Anglers’ Notice for Fish and Game Regions 2019

Conservation Act 1987

Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983

Pursuant to section 26R(3) of the Conservation Act 1987, the Minister of Conservation approves the following Anglers’ Notice, subject to the First and Second Schedules of this notice, for the following Fish and Game Regions:

Northland

Nelson/Marlborough

Auckland/Waikato

West Coast

Eastern

North Canterbury

Hawke’s Bay

Central South Island

Taranaki

Otago

Wellington

Southland

Notice

This notice shall come into force on 1 October 2019.

1. Application of this Notice

1.1 This Anglers’ notice sets out the conditions under which a current licence holder may fish for sports fish in the area to which the notice relates, being conditions relating to:

(a) the size and limit bag for any species of sports fish;

(b) any open or closed season in any specified waters in the area, and the sports fish in respect of which they are open or closed;

(c) any requirements, restrictions, or prohibitions on fishing tackle, methods, or the use of any gear, equipment, or device;

(d) the hours of fishing; and

(e) the handling, treatment, or disposal of any sports fish.

1.2 This Anglers’ notice applies to sports fish which include species of trout, salmon and also perch and tench (and rudd in Auckland/Waikato Region only).

1.3 Perch and tench (and rudd in Auckland/Waikato Region only) are also classed as coarse fish in this notice.

1.4 Within coarse fishing waters (as defined in this notice) special provisions enable the use of coarse fishing methods that would otherwise be prohibited.

1.5 Outside of coarse fishing waters a current licence holder may fish for coarse fish wherever sports fishing is permitted, subject to the general provisions in this notice that apply for that region.

First Schedule: Fishing conditions generally common to all Fish and Game Regions.

Second Schedule: Regional specific fishing conditions, bag limits, closed and open waters, and the like.


First Schedule

1. Interpretation

Words and expressions in this notice, which are defined in the Conservation Act 1987, the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983 or the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2019, shall be so defined.

“all methods” means any artificial fly, or spinner or bait.

“artificial fly” means any lure of feather, fur, wool or other material of any kind customarily used in the making of artificial flies.

“bait” means:

Natural insect.

Natural spider.

Natural worm or worms.

Natural crustacean.

Natural fish, excluding fish ova, or any portion of a fish, or shellfish (mollusc), except where stated otherwise in the Second Schedule of this notice.

Uncoloured bread dough.

Any scented lure, soft bait and other synthetic imitations with chemical attractant properties, except where stated otherwise in the Second Schedule of this notice.

“bait assembly” means either a hook rigged with a number of baits or a single bait rigged with a number of hooks.

“bait fishing” means to fish for sports fish with bait.

“boat” means any manned flotation device.

“closed” means no fishing is permitted.

“coarse fish” means perch, tench (all New Zealand) and rudd (Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game Region only).

“coarse fishing waters” means named locations where anglers can fish for coarse fish with:

(a) a rod which has either a fixed or running line.

(b) no restriction on the type or number of baits in use.

(c) no restriction on the use of preparations to attract fish.

“fishing” and “fish” in this notice means:

the catching, taking or harvesting of sports fish; and includes any:

(a) other activity that may reasonably be expected to result in the catching, taking or harvesting of sports fish.

(b) attempt to catch, take or harvest sports fish.

(c) operation in support of, or in preparation for, any activity described in this definition.

“freshwater” means

(a) all waters of rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, lagoons, wetlands, impoundments, canals, channels, watercourses, or other bodies of water whether naturally occurring or artificially made.

(b) all waters of estuaries or coastal lagoons.

(c) all other fresh or estuarine waters where freshwater fish indigenous to or introduced into New Zealand are found.

(d) all waters in the mouth of every river or stream, and the mouth of every river and stream shall be deemed to include every outlet thereof and the seashore between those outlets and the waters of the sea or lying within a distance of 500 metres from any place where at low tide the waters of a river or stream meet the waters of the sea.

“fly fishing” means to fish for sports fish with fly rod and fly reel and fly line and artificial fly.

“foul hook” means to hook a sports fish other than from within the mouth.

“landmark” means a black, yellow and white ringed post or buoy.

“length” is the measurement from the tip of the snout to the fork of the tail.

“legal lure” means any authorised artificial fly or spinner or bait.

“spin fishing” means to fish for sports fish with a spinner.

“spinner” means any artificial lure other than an artificial fly.

“sports fish” means those freshwater fish described in the First Schedule of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, namely:

Brown trout.

Rainbow trout.

American brook trout or char.

Lake trout or char.

Atlantic salmon.

Quinnat or chinook salmon.

Sockeye salmon.

Perch.

Tench.

Rudd (Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game Region only).

Any hybrid of the above species.

“zero bag limit” means fishing is permitted but no fish may be kept.

2. Authorised Tackle

2.1 No licence holder shall fish for trout or salmon except by using a rod and running line and authorised lure (as defined in clause 8 of this First Schedule).

2.2 Nets and gaffs:

2.2.1 When playing a sports fish, a landing net may be used to secure or land that fish.

2.2.2 For keeping coarse fish alive, a keep net may be used in the water from which the fish was caught.

2.2.3 No licence holder shall use a gaff to secure or land a sports fish except where provided for in the Second Schedule of this notice.

2.3 No licence holder when fishing for sports fish shall:

2.3.1 Use more than 1 assembled rod and running line.

2.3.2 Use more than 3 artificial flies or spinners.

2.3.3 Use more than 1 bait assembly.

2.3.4 Be more than 15m from the rod being used.

2.3.5 Use in waters other than those where bait fishing is permitted any lure treated with any chemical preparation other than that used solely to control the buoyancy of an artificial fly, except where stated otherwise in the Second Schedule of this notice.

2.3.6 Use any preparation not attached to a lure to attract fish except when fishing for coarse fish in coarse fishing waters.

2.4 No person shall fish for sports fish by using felt-soled waders or footwear incorporating or having attached a sole of felted, matted or woven fibrous material when sports fishing.

3. Foul Hooking of Fish

3.1 No licence holder shall attempt to foul hook any sports fish.

3.2 Any licence holder who foul hooks a sports fish shall return it immediately to the water with as little injury as possible.

4. Fish Length

Every licence holder who catches a sports fish which does not exceed the specified minimum length, or exceeds the specified maximum length, shall immediately return it with as little injury as possible into the water from which it was taken.

5. Open Season

No licence holder shall fish for any sports fish except during an open season.

6. Daily Limit Bags

6.1 No licence holder shall continue to fish for a particular species of sports fish on any day in which he or she has already killed the limit bag for that species except where provided for in the Second Schedule.

6.2 It shall be permissible to make up the difference between a lesser limit bag prescribed in one place and a higher limit bag prescribed in another if the extra fish are taken in the area with the higher bag limit.

7. Authorised Lures

Authorised lures (subject to any regional restrictions specified in the Second Schedule) are:

Artificial fly.

Bait.

Spinner.


Second Schedule


Northland Fish and Game Region

The Northland region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

1. Definitions

For interpretation of terms, refer to the First Schedule of this notice or the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983.

1.2 Additional Requirements

Note 1

Except in the case of perch and tench, for which there is no daily limit, no licence holder shall on any one day take and kill or be in possession of more than the prescribed daily limit from the waters specified in the schedule.

Note 2

A licence holder may continue to fish for a particular species of sports fish on any day on which he or she has already killed a limit bag for that species, as long as fish taken are immediately returned with as little injury as possible into the water from which it was taken.

Note 3

In all waters of the region a minimum length of 300mm for trout.

Note 4

No licence holder shall fish from or troll from any boat which is being mechanically propelled.

Note 5

No Licence holder shall fish from any boat or flotation device.

Note 6

Trolling from any boat that is being mechanically propelled is permitted.

Note 7

All anglers fishing from boats which are being mechanically propelled must stay at least 50 metres from any anglers fishing from the shore.


2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits

Water

Locations

Multiple Sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Species

Daily bag limit by species
nil unless number shown

Refer clause 1.2 additional requirements

Lake Manuwai

Waipapa

 

All year

FSB

Rainbow

3

Note 1,2,3,4

Lake Taharoa

Kai Iwi Lakes

 

All year

FSB

Rainbow

3

Note 1,2, 3,6,7

Lake Waikare

Kai Iwi Lakes

 

All year

FSB

Rainbow

3

Note 1,2,3,4

Rose Dam

Maungatapere

 

All year

FSB

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1,2,3,4

Whau Valley Dam

Whangarei

 

All year

FSB

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1,2,3,5

Wilsons Dam

Ruakaka

 

All year

FSB

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1,2,3,5

Ahuroa River

Waipu

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3

Awarua River

Twin Bridges

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3

Kaihu River

Kaihu

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1, 2,3

Kaikanui River

Whakapara

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1, 2,3

Kaimamaku River

Whakapara

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1, 2,3

Kerikeri River

Kerikeri

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3

Kirikiritoki Stream

Hikurangi

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3

Mangahahuru Stream

Hikurangi

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1, 2,3

Mangakahia River

Twin Bridges

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3

Mangapa River

10 kms north of Okaihau

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

2

Note 1, 2,3

Mangatu River

Donnellys Crossing/Kaihu

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1, 2,3

North River

Waipu

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3

Opouteke River

Twin Bridges

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3

Punakitere River

10 kms south of Kaikohe

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3

Tirohanga Stream

Kawakawa

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3

Victoria River

South of Kaitaia

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

2

Note 1, 2,3

Waima River

Donnellys Crossing

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1, 2,3

Waiotu River

Whakapara

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1, 2,3

Waipapa River

10 kms north of Okaihau

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

2

Note 1, 2,3

Wairua River

Hikurangi

Downstream of confluence of Waiotu and Whakapara Rivers

All year

FS

Rainbow/Brown

3

Note 1, 2,3

Waitangi River

Paihia

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS (Bait fishing for Tench allowed)

Rainbow/Tench

3

Note 1, 2,3

Whakapara River

Whakapara

 

1 Oct - 30 April

FS

Rainbow

3

Note 1, 2,3


Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game Region

The Auckland/Waikato region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861, as amended by New Zealand Gazette, 29 August 1991, No. 129, page 2786, and as further amended by the New Zealand Gazette, 28 January 1993, No. 11, at page 192.

1. Definitions

See First Schedule.

2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Trout Daily Bag Limits

 

Open Season

Permitted Methods

Daily Bag Limits (Trout)

2.1 Lakes

 

 

 

Arapuni

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

Karapiro

All year

All legal lures/baits

2

Mangatangi Reservoir

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mangatawhiri Reservoir

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Moana-nui

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

Parkinsons

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

Tomarata

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

Waipapa

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

Whatihua (Thomsons)

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

All other lakes/ponds

All year

No bait restrictions

5

2.2 Hydro Lake Tributaries

 

 

 

Little Waipa Stream (Horahora Road Bridge deemed to be the mouth)

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Pokaiwhenua Stream

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mangawhio Stream

 

 

 

below lower falls

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

5

above lower falls

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Tumai Stream

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Waipapa River

 

 

 

below lower falls

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

5

above lower falls

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

All other streams flowing into Lake Waipapa, Lake Arapuni and Lake Karapiro are closed (refer to clause 3 for this region).

2.3 Rivers and Streams

 

 

 

Awakino

 

 

 

downstream of Mahoenui Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2

upstream of Mahoenui Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Fly fishing only

2

Awaroa

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Hikutaia

 

 

 

downstream of Wires Road Ford

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

5

upstream of Wires Road Ford

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Kakahu

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Fly fishing only

5

Kaniwhaniwha

     

upstream of Smith Road

 1 Oct – 30 Jun

 Fly fishing only

 5

downstream of Smith Road

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Kaimarama

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Kapowai

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Karapiro Stream

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Kauaeranga

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Komata

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mahakirau

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mangakahu

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mangaohae

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mangaokewa

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mangaorongo

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mangaotaki

 

 

 

downstream of lower bridge on Mangaotaki Road

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

5

upstream of lower bridge on Mangaotaki Road

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mangatawhiri

 

 

 

downstream of State Highway 2 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Jun

No bait restrictions

5

upstream of State Highway 2 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mangatepopo

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2

Mangatutu

 

 

 

downstream of Lethbridge Road

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

upstream of Lethbridge Road

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Fly fishing only

5

Mangawhero

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Maramataha

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Maratoto

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Marokopa

 

 

 

downstream of Mangatuahaua Stream confluence

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

upstream of Mangatuahaua Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Moakurarua

 

 

 

downstream of Honikiwi Road

1 Oct – 30 Jun

All legal lures/baits

5

upstream of Honikiwi Road

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Mokau

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Ngakoaohia

 

 

 

downstream of Pirongia/Kawhia Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

upstream of Pirongia/Kawhia Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Fly fishing only

5

Ngutunui

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Ohinemuri

 

 

 

downstream of Victoria Street Bridge, Waihi

All year

All legal lures/baits

2

upstream of Victoria Street Bridge, Waihi

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2

Okauaka

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Okupata

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Omahine

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Ongarue

 

 

 

downstream of Waimiha Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Jun

All legal lures/baits

5

upstream of Waimiha Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Oparau

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Oraka

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Owairaka

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Piopiotea

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2

Pungapunga

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Puniu

 

 

 

downstream of Seafund Road Bridge

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

5

upstream of Seafund Road Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Purere (upper Waihou)

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

No limit*

Rapurapu

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Tapu

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Tairua

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Taringamotu

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Tawarau

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Waihou

 

 

 

below Okoroire Falls

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

above Okoroire Falls

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

No limit*

Waikato

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

Waimakariri

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

No limit*

Waimiha

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Waiomou

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Waione

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Waipa

 

 

 

downstream of State Highway 3 Bridge at Otorohanga

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

between State Highway 3 Bridge and Toa Bridge

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

5

upstream of Toa Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Waipare (upper Waihou)

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

No limit*

Waipari

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Wairoa

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Waitawheta

 

 

 

downstream of end of Franklin Road

All year

Spinner/artificial fly

2

upstream of end of Franklin Road

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2

Waitekauri

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2

Waiwawa

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

Whanganui

 

 

 

downstream of Whakapapa River confluence

All year

All legal lures/baits

5

upstream of Whakapapa River confluence

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2

Whakapapa

 

 

 

downstream of Piopiotea Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2

upstream of Piopiotea Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2 brown
0 rainbow

Whakapapa-iti

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2 brown
0 rainbow

Whakapapa-nui

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

2 brown
0 rainbow

Whangamarino

1 Oct – 30 Jun

No bait restrictions

5

All other rivers/streams not mentioned in clauses 2 and 3 for this region

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Spinner/artificial fly

5

*Where there is no bag limit, only 2 of these trout may be greater than 300mm in length (refer to clause 10 for this region).


3. Closed Waters

3.1 No licence holder shall take (or attempt to take) sports fish from all rivers, streams and their tributaries which flow into, but not including, Lake Arapuni, Lake Waipapa and Lake Karapiro, and that part of the Waikato River downstream of the Maraetai Dam to upstream of the Karapiro Dam.

3.2 The closed waters restrictions in clause 3.1 for this region do not apply to the waters specified in clause 2.2 for this region or to flooded backwaters of Lake Arapuni, Lake Waipapa and Lake Karapiro, and that part of the Waikato River downstream of the Maraetai Dam to upstream of the Karapiro Dam.

4. Authorised Tackle

4.1 Scented artificial lures may be used in all waters other than fly fishing only waters, when actively fished so as to imitate a bait fish.

4.2 Refer to clause 2 for this region.

5. Fly Fishing Only Waters

Refer to clause 2 for this region.

6. Bait Fishing Waters

No licence holder, when fishing in bait fishing waters, shall use as bait any fish taken from any water other than where the fishing is occurring.

7. Coarse Fishing Waters

7.1 The following waters are designated as coarse fishing waters:

  • Mangatawhiri River from the bridge on State Highway 2 to its confluence with the Waikato River.
  • Whangamarino River.
  • All lakes and ponds, excluding the Mangatangi Reservoir, Mangatawhiri Reservoir and any lake specified in clause 2 for this region.

7.2 There are no restrictions on the numbers of rods and running lines that a licence holder fishing for perch, tench or rudd may have, provided only one of which shall be used for fishing at any one time.

7.3 A roach pole may be used to fish for perch, tench and rudd.

7.4 It is an offence to kill on any day more than five tench. There is no limit for perch or rudd.

8. Use of Boats

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish from any vessel in the upper reaches of Lake Karapiro (upstream from the white marker post, situated 200m below the Huihuitaha Stream mouth) unless the vessel is securely anchored.

9. Hours of Fishing

There are no restrictions on the hours of fishing in the Auckland/Waikato Region.

10. Fish Length

10.1 There are no length restrictions in the Waimakariri Stream and Waihou River upstream from Okoroire and their tributaries, except that no licence holder shall take more than 2 trout exceeding 300mm in length.

10.2 In all other waters the minimum length is 300mm.


Eastern Fish and Game Region

The Eastern region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

1. Definitions

For interpretation of terms, refer to the First Schedule of this notice or the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983.

“Fly line” means any floating or sinking line used to facilitate casting that is greater than 3m in length.

“Set rod” means any assembled rod that is not in physical contact with a licence holder when being used to fish for sports fish.

“Landmark” means a black, yellow and white ringed pole.

1.2 Additional Requirements

Note 1

 

Closed Waters. No licence holder shall fish for sports fish at any time from the following waters:

 

1.1

All streams flowing into Lake Tarawera and that portion of the Tarawera River enclosed by landmarks at the Lake Tarawera Outlet and extending approximately 150m downstream to Tarawera River Foot Bridge, otherwise known as the Tarawera Outlet Spawning Sanctuary.

 

1.2

The Awahou, Waiowhiro, Waiohewa, Waingaehe, Waimataa, Waikuta Streams and their tributaries.

 

1.3

The Hamurana Stream upstream of the Hamurana Road Bridge.

 

1.4

The Utuhina Stream upstream of the Pukehangi Road Bridge and all tributaries of this stream.

 

1.5

All springs, streams and their tributaries which flow into Lake Waikareiti, and into or from Lakes Rotoma, Rotoehu, Rotomahana, Rerewhakaaitu, Rotokakahi, Okareka, Okataina and Rotoiti, except the Ohau Channel and the Kaituna River.

 

1.6

The section of the Ruahihi Canal between the landmarks at the southern end of the canal which enclose the artificial spawning bed.

 

1.7

Any waters in which sports fish are held in captivity for display, breeding, hatching, monitoring or other purposes (excepting 1.8 below).

 

1.8

Ngongotaha Hatchery educational Fishery (known as Children’s Fishing Pond), except by special authorisation.

Note 2

2.1

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish with a set rod unless he or she is fishing from a boat.

Note 3

3.1

No licence holder when fishing in bait fishing waters shall use any whole fish sourced from any water other than that where the fishing is occurring.

Note 4

4.1

Downriggers, paravanes and metal cored or wire lines are prohibited in Lakes Waikaremoana and Waikareiti.

Note 5

5.1

No licence holder shall fish for trout from any unanchored boat within 200m of a landmark.

 

5.2

No licence holder shall fish for trout from a boat in the designated winter shoreline-fishing areas on Lakes Tarawera, Rotoiti and Okataina from 1 July to 30 September.

 

5.3

No licence holder shall fish from any motorised boat or use an anchor when fishing in Lake Kaitawa or Lake Whakamarino (Tuai).

 

5.4

 Anchored boats should be securely anchored with no more than two anchors.

 

5.5

1) No boats are allowed to pass through the Tarawera Outlet Spawning Sanctuary at any time.
2) No boats are permitted under the Bay of Plenty Regional Navigation Safety Bylaws 2004 to anchor in the Ohau Channel.

Note 6

6.1

No licence holder shall fish for any sports fish between 12.00am and 5.00am.

Note 7

7.1

Minimum size limit for lakes Waikaremoana, Kaitawa, Whakamarino (Tuai) and Waikareiti, and the Rotorua Lakes and their inflowing tributary streams: 350mm

 

7.2

All other waters (excepting 7.1 above): No minimum size limit.

 

 

7.3

Maximum size limit for Ruakituri River and tributaries upstream of Waitangi Falls: 600mm.

Note 8

8.1

No licence holder shall take more than 2 brown trout in a daily bag limit of 8 trout.

Note 9

9.1

Only female trout may be taken within 200m of the Te Wairoa Stream landmark at Lake Tarawera.

Note 10

10.1

There are no defined coarse fishing waters in the Eastern region.


2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit by species
nil unless number shown

Refer clause 1.2 Additional Requirements

       

Trout

Salmon

Other

 

All other waters not listed and excepting closed waters

 

1 Oct – 30 Jun

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 6, 7

Aniwaniwa Stream

downstream of Aniwaniwa Falls

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 2, 6 ,7, 8

Aniwhenua Lake and canal

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7

Aratiatia Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

   

Notes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Atiamuri Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

   

Notes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Flaxy Lake and Canal

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7

Hamurana Stream

downstream of Hamurana Road

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 6, 7, 8

Hopuruahine Stream and tributaries

upstream of the landmark pole

1 Dec – 30 Jun

F

8

   

Notes 2, 6, 7, 8

Kaitawa Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Jun

FS

8

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7, 8

Kaituna River

downstream of control gates

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 2, 6, 7

Kaituna River

downstream of State Highway 2 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

   

Notes 2, 3, 6, 7

McLaren Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7

Maraetai Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

   

Notes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Matahina Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7

Mokau Stream

upstream of the landmark pole

1 Dec – 30 Jun

F

8

   

Notes 2, 6, 7, 8

Motu River

upstream of State Highway 35

1 Oct – 30 Jun

FS

2

   

Notes 2, 6, 7

Motu River

downstream of State Highway 35

1 Oct – 30 Jun

FSB

No limit

   

Notes 2, 3, 6, 7

Ngahewa Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7

Ngapouri Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7

Ngongotaha Stream

downstream of State Highway 5 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 2, 6, 7, 8

Ngongotaha Stream and tributaries (excluding Waimataa)

upstream of State Highway 5 Bridge

1 Dec – 30 Jun

F

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 6 ,7, 8

Ohau Channel

between landmark at Lake Rotorua Outlet weir and landmark approximately 200m downstream of the weir

1 Oct – 30 Jun

F

8

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7, 8

Ohau Channel

from landmark approximately 200m downstream of Lake Rotorua Outlet weir to Lake Rotoiti confluence

1 Oct – 30 Jun

FS

8

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7, 8

Ohakuri Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

   

Notes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Okareka Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Okaro Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7

Okataina Lake

excepting areas below

1 Oct – 30 Jun

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Okataina Lake

Winter shoreline area from Te Koutu Point landmark to west of Okataina Lodge landmark extending 200m offshore

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Putere Lakes

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 2, 6, 7

Rangitaiki River

downstream of Otamatea Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 2, 6, 7

Rangitaiki River

downstream of State Highway 2 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

   

Notes 2, 3, 6, 7

Rangitaiki Canal (Wheao)

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 2, 6 ,7

Rerewhakaaitu Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Rotoehu Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Rotoiti Lake

excepting areas below

1 Oct – 30 Jun

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Rotoiti Lake

Winter shoreline area from Tapuaekura Bay landmark to Hinehopu Landmark extending 200m offshore, excepting areas below:

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Rotoiti Lake

Within 200m of Ruato Bay Stream mouth landmark and the Pipe landmark

1 Oct - 30 Mar

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Rotoiti Lake

Within 200m of Ruato Bay Stream mouth landmark and the Pipe landmark

1 Apr - 30 Sep

F

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Rotoma Lake

excepting areas below

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

   

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Rotoma Lake

Winter shoreline areas between landmarks at Anaputa Point and Matahi Bay, and between landmarks in Manawahe Bay both extending 200m offshore

1 Oct – 30 Jun

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Rotomahana Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Rotorua Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8

Ruahihi Canal

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 6, 7

Ruakituri River and tributaries (excluding Hangaroa)

upstream of Te Reinga Falls

1 Oct – 30 Jun

F

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Tarawera Lake

excepting areas below

1 Oct – 30 Jun

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Tarawera Lake

Within 200m of Te Wairoa Stream mouth

1 Oct - 30 Mar

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9

Tarawera Lake

Within 200m of Te Wairoa Stream mouth

1 Apr - 30 Jun

F

 

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9

Tarawera Lake

Winter shoreline area from Tarawera Outlet landmark to Te Tapahoro Bay landmark and 200m offshore

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Tarawera Lake

Winter shoreline area from Te Wairoa Landing landmark to Otumutu Lagoon landmark and 200m offshore, excepting area below:

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Tarawera Lake

Within 200m of the Landing landmark

1 Oct - 30 Mar

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Tarawera Lake

Within 200m of the Landing landmark

1 Apr - 30 Sep

F

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Tarawera River

from the outlet to the Tarawera falls, excluding the spawning sanctuary

1 Oct – 31 May

F

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Tarawera River

from the falls to State Highway 2

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Tarawera River

downstream of State Highway 2

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

 

 

Notes 2, 3, 6, 7

Tikitapu Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Tiniroto Lakes

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Utuhina Stream

downstream of Devon Road Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 6 ,7, 8

Utuhina Stream

upstream of Devon Road Bridge but downstream of Pukehangi Road Bridge

1 Dec – 30 Jun

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 6, 7, 8

Waikareiti Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

 

 

Notes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Waikaremoana Lake

excepting area below

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

 

 

Notes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Waikaremoana Lake

within 200m downstream of Hopuruahine and Mokau landmark poles

1 Oct – 30 Sep

F

8

 

 

Notes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Waikaretaheke River

downstream of Piripaua Powerhouse

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Waiau River

downstream of the Waikaretaheke River confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Waikato River

from Huka Falls to Maraetai

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

 

 

Notes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Waimana River

downstream of Matahi Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Waioeka River

downstream of Tauranga Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 3, 6, 7

Waioeka River

downstream of State Highway 2 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Wairoa River

downstream of Te Reinga Falls to State Highway 2

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Wairoa River

downstream of State Highway 2 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

 

 

Notes 2, 3, 6, 7

Wairoa River (Tauranga)

downstream of Lake McLaren

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Wairoa River (Tauranga)

downstream of State Highway 2 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

 

 

Notes 2, 3, 6, 7

Waiteti Stream

downstream of Hamurana Road

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

8

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7, 8

Waiteti Stream

upstream of Hamurana Road

1 Dec – 30 Jun

FS

8

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7, 8

Whakamarino Lake (Tuai Lake)

 

1 Oct – 30 Jun

F

8

 

 

Notes 2, 5, 6, 7, 8

Whakamaru Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

 

 

Notes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Whakatane River

downstream of Owaka Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7

Whakatane River

downstream of the State Highway 2 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

No limit

 

 

Notes 2, 3, 6, 7

Wheao River

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

 

Notes 2, 6, 7


Hawke’s Bay Fish and Game Region

The Hawke’s Bay region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

1. Definitions

See First Schedule

2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits

Lakes / Rivers

Open Season

Permitted Methods

Daily Bag Limits

All other waters not listed below

Refer to clause 7 for this region (no minimum size limit)

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Artificial fly/spinner

2

Larger of Twin Lakes, Kuripapango

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

No limit

Lake Hawkston

1 Nov – 31 Mar

Artificial fly/spinner

2

All other lakes of the region (except the larger of Twin Lakes & Lake Hawkston above)

Refer to clause 7 for this region (350mm minimum)

Refer to clause 6 (hours of fishing)

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

4

Aropaoanui River downstream of the landmark opposite Wareham Road

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

2

Esk River upstream of Waipunga Road Bridge and all tributaries

Refer to clause 7 for this region (550mm maximum)

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Artificial fly/spinner

1

Esk River downstream of Waipunga Road Bridge

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

1

Karamu Stream, excluding tributaries

All year

Artificial fly/spinner/bait

2

Maraetotara Stream

Refer to clause 7 for this region (350mm maximum)

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

1

Mohaka River downstream of confluence with the Mangatainoka River to State Highway 5, excluding tributaries

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

2

Mohaka River downstream of State Highway 5 Bridge

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

4

Mohaka River tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Artificial fly/spinner

1

Ngaruroro River and tributaries upstream of Kiwi Creek confluence

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Artificial fly/spinner

1

Ngaruroro River from Kiwi Creek to Whanawhana cable, excluding tributaries

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

1

Ngaruroro River tributaries upstream of Whanawhana cable

Refer to clause 7 for this region (550mm maximum)

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Artificial fly/spinner

1

Ngaruroro River downstream of Whanawhana cable, excluding tributaries

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

2

Ngaruroro River tributaries downstream of Whanawhana cable

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Artificial fly/spinner

2

Porangahau River downstream of confluence with the Mangawhero Stream, excluding tributaries

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

2

Tuki Tuki River upstream of State Highway 50 road bridge, excluding tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Artificial fly/spinner

4

Tuki Tuki River downstream of State Highway 50 road bridge, excluding tributaries

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

4

Tutaekuri River downstream of confluence with the Mangaone Stream, excluding tributaries

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

2

Waipawa River downstream of State Highway 50 road bridge, excluding tributaries

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

4

Waipawa River upstream of State Highway 50 road bridge, excluding tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Jun

Artificial fly/spinner

4

Waipunga River downstream of the falls, excluding tributaries

All year

Artificial fly/spinner

2


3. Closed Waters

No restrictions.

4. Coarse Fishing Waters

There are no defined coarse fishing waters in the Hawke’s Bay Region.

5. Use of Boats

No motorised craft permitted on Lake Waikopiro.

Similarly, except with the prior written authority of the Director-General of Conservation, and subject to compliance with any conditions that the Director-General may impose, no person shall use any boat in Lake Tutira that is propelled by any means other than sails, oars, or paddles.

6. Hours of Fishing

Fishing is permitted only in daylight hours at Lake Hawkston. Walk in access only.

Please phone Dave McPhee 027 5422 665 prior to access of lake.

7. Fish Length

Esk River above the Waipunga Road Bridge, including tributaries

550mm maximum

Maraetotara Stream

350mm maximum

Ngaruroro River upstream of Whanawhana cable, including tributaries

550mm maximum

Lakes Tutira and Waikopiro

350mm minimum

All other waters

No minimum or maximum size limit


Taranaki Fish and Game Region

The Taranaki region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, at page 1861

1. Definitions

For interpretation of terms, refer to the First Schedule of this notice or the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983.

1.2 Additional Requirements

Note 1

1.1

First Schedule conditions apply

 

1.2

There are no restrictions on the hours of fishing

 

1.3

There is no minimum length for trout

 

1.7

There are no defined coarse fishing waters in the Taranaki Fish & Game Region

Note 2

 

In the Stony (Hangatahua) River only 1 (one) brown trout may be taken as part of the total daily limit of 2 trout.

Note 3

 

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish from a boat in Lake Mangamahoe, including the Waiwhakaiho Inlet


2.1 Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits - Region Defaults

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit by species
nil unless number shown

Refer clause 1.2 Additional Requirements

       

Trout

Salmon

Perch

 

All lakes, rivers and streams not mentioned in clause 2.2 for this region

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

1

No limit

Note 1

 
2.2 Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit by species
nil unless number shown

Refer clause 1.2 Additional Requirements

       

Trout

Salmon

Perch

 

Taranaki/ Whanganui

             

Huatoki Stream

downstream of Brois Street Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Kai Auahi (Kaiauai) Stream

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

2

1

 

Note 1

Kapuni Stream

upstream of State Highway 45 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

2

1

 

Note 1

Kapuni Stream

downstream of State Highway 45 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

2

1

 

Note 1

Kaupokonui Stream

downstream of State Highway 45 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Lake Mangamahoe

excluding the Waiwhakaiho Inlet and Mangamahoe Stream

1 Oct - 30 Sep

F

2

   

Note 1,3

Lake Mangamahoe

Waiwhakaiho Inlet upstream of the normal site of a landmark located just upstream of the confluence with Lake Mangamahoe

1 Oct - 30 Apr

F

2

   

Note 1,3

Lake Mangamahoe

Mangamahoe Stream upstream of the walkway swing-bridge at the head of Lake Mangamahoe

1 Oct - 30 Apr

F

2

   

Note 1,3

Lake Mangamahoe

any tributary other than Waiwhakaiho Inlet and Mangamahoe Stream

1 Oct - 30 Sep

F

2

   

Note 1,3

Lake Namunamu

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Lake Ngangana

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

 

No limit

Note 1

Lake Opunake

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Lake Ratapiko

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr and 1 June - 30 Sep

FSB

2

 

No limit

Note 1

Lake Rotomanu

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

 

No limit

Note 1

Lake Rotorangi

downstream of Mangamingi Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Apr and 1 June - 30 Sep

FSB

2

 

No limit

Note 1

               

Manganui River

downstream of Bristol Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Mangaoraka Stream

downstream of State Highway 3 Devon Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Patea River

downstream of Patea Dam

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

No limit

Note 1

Stony (Hangatahua) River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

2

1

 

Note 1, 2

Waiaua River

downstream of State Highway 45 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Waingongoro River

from Eltham Road Bridge to State Highway 45 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

4

1

 

Note 1

Waingongoro River

downstream of State Highway 45 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

1

 

Note 1

Waiongana Stream

downstream of State Highway 3 Devon Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Waitara River

downstream of Manganui River confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

No limit

Note 1

Waiwhakaiho River

downstream of the normal site of a landmark that is at the end of Rimu Street extension walking track

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Warea River

downstream of State Highway 45 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Whanganui River

downstream of Ohura River confluence excluding tributaries

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

No limit

Note 1

Virginia Lake

 

Closed to fishing

         
               

Waimarino

             

Manganuioteao River

downstream of Ruatiti Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Manganuioteao River

mainstem from Ruatiti Road Bridge upstream to confluence with Makatote River

1 Oct - 30 Jun

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Mangawhero River

downstream of Raetihi - Ohakune Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Retaruke River

upstream of Oio Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

0

0

 

Note 1

Retaruke River

downstream of Oio Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

0

0

 

Note 1

Sattlers Dam

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Tokiahuru Stream

downstream of State Highway 49 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Waitaiki Stream

downstream of State Highway 49 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1


Wellington Fish and Game Region

The Wellington region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

1. Definitions

See First Schedule.

2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits, Fish Length Limits

Permitted Methods definition:

F = Artificial Fly fishing only

FS = Artificial Fly, Spin fishing only

FSB = Artificial Fly, Spin or Bait fishing

* = Bait fishing by child licence holder only

The use of authorised lures with treble hooks is only permitted in waters with an all year open season.

Maximum size limit means all trout longer than the specified length must be released.

There is no minimum size limit in any water in the Wellington Fish and Game region.

Lakes / Rivers

Open Season

Permitted Methods

Daily Bag Limits

All other waters not listed below

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

All coastal dune lakes

All year

FSB

4

Akatarawa River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Hautapu River upstream of the road bridge numbered 741/1096 on State Highway 1 by the Taihape Golf Club

1 Oct – 30 Apr

F

1

Max 550mm

Hautapu River downstream of the road bridge numbered 741/1096 on State Highway 1 by the Taihape Golf Club

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

4

Henley, Lake

All year

FSB

4

Hokowhitu Lagoon (also known as Centennial Lagoon)

All year

FSB

Rainbow or Brown trout 1
All other sports fish
No limit

Hutt River

All year

FS *

2

Max 450mm

Kahuterawa Stream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

4

Kawhatau River

All year

FSB

4

Kiriwhakapapa Stream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Kopuaranga River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

F

4

Kourarau Dam (Upper) Reservoir, except all inflowing streams.

All year

FSB

Rainbow or Brown trout 1

All other sports fish 4

Lake Wairarapa

All year

FSB

4

Makakahi River, upstream of the road bridge at Eketahuna

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

4

Makakahi River, downstream of the road bridge at Eketahuna

All year

FSB

4

Makiekie River (Coal Creek)

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

Makuri River upstream of the township bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

F

1

Max 450mm

Makuri River downstream of the township bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Manawatu River upstream of Maunga Road Bridge (upstream of Dannevirke)

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Manawatu River downstream of Maunga Road Bridge (upstream of Dannevirke)

All year

FSB

2

Managakokeke Stream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Mangaohane Stream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 550mm

Mangahao River upstream of Marima Reserve Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

4

Mangahao River downstream of Marima Reserve Bridge

All year

FSB

4

Mangaone River (a tributary of the Tiraumea River)

All year

FSB

4

Mangaroa River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Mangatainoka River upstream of Scarborough Konini Road Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

Max 450mm

Mangatainoka River downstream of Scarborough Konini Road Bridge

All year

FS

2

Max 450mm

Mangatarere Stream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

F

1

Mangatoro River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

F

1

Mikimiki stream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Moawhango River

All year

FSB

4

Ohau River

All year

FS

2

Max 450mm

Oroua River and its tributaries upstream of Ruahine Forest Park boundary

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Oroua River downstream of Ruahine Forest Park boundary and upstream of Oroua Valley Road Bridge

All year

FSB

1

Oroua River downstream of Oroua Valley Road Bridge

All year

FSB

4

Otaki Winstone quarry lakes

All year – weekends only

FSB

1

Otaki River and its tributaries upstream of Tararua Forest Park boundary

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Otaki River downstream of Tararua Forest Park boundary

All year

FSB

1

Max 450mm

Pakuratahi Stream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Pohangina River downstream of Totara Reserve Bridge

All year

FSB

2

Pohangina River upstream of Totara Reserve Bridge to Piripiri Bridge

All year

FS

1

Max 450mm

Pohangina River upstream of Piripiri Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Pohangina River tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

Pourangaki River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Rangitikei River and its tributaries upstream of Ohinewaione Stream confluence (about 9 river kilometres upstream of the Springvale Bridge) (refer to clause 4 for this region)

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 550mm

Rangitikei River upstream of Matawhero Road Bridge (commonly called the Mangaohane Bridge) to the Ohinewaione Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

Max 550mm

Rangitikei River downstream of Matawhero Road Bridge (commonly called the Mangaohane Bridge)

All year

FSB

4

Ruamahunga River and its tributaries upstream of State Highway 2

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Ruamahunga River downstream of State Highway 2

All year

FSB

2

Tauherenikau River and its tributaries upstream of State Highway 2

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Tauherenikau River downstream of State Highway 2

All year

FSB

2

Tauweru River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

Tiraumea River

All year

FSB

4

Tokomaru River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Turitea Stream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

4

Waikanae River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Waipoua River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Waingawa River and its tributaries upstream of State Highway 2

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 550mm

Waingawa River downstream of State Highway 2

All year

FSB

2

Wainui Stream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Wainuiomata River downstream of the main township bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

F

1

Max 550mm

Waiohine River and its tributaries upstream of State Highway 2

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Waiohine River downstream of State Highway 2

All year

FSB

2

Waitawa, Lake (Otaki) – [Forest Lake]

All year

FSB

Tench 0

Whakatikei River

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Whakaurekou River upstream of Ranitikei River confluence including tributaries within the Ruahine Ranges (refer to clause 4 for this region)

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

Max 450mm

Whitby Lakes

All year

FSB

Tench 0


3. Coarse Fishing Waters

Lake Waitawa (Otaki) (catch and release). Please contact Forest Lakes Camping and Conference Centre (06) 364 8218 for permission to access Lake Waitawa.

Upper and Lower Whitby Lakes (catch and release).

Lake Wairarapa.

Ruamahanga cut-off.

4. Wellington Backcountry Fisheries

Backcountry fishery

4.1 Definition:

(a) Rangitikei River backcountry fishery means the upper Rangitikei River and its tributaries upstream of the Ohinewaione Stream confluence.

(b) Whakaurekou River backcountry fishery means the Whakaurekou River from the confluence of the Rangitikei River, including the tributaries within the Ruahine Ranges (namely Mangatera, Maropea and Waikamaka Rivers).

The Rangitikei River and Whakaurekou River backcountry fisheries are a backcountry fishery (as defined in the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2019) and all anglers who fish in them must first obtain a backcountry licence (obtainable from Wellington Fish and Game Council) in addition to an adult whole season licence, as defined in the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2019, and the provisions of that notice apply to this notice.


Nelson/Marlborough Fish and Game Region

The Nelson/Marlborough region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

1. Definitions

For interpretation of terms, refer to the First Schedule of this notice or the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983.

1.2 Additional Requirements

Note 1

1.1

Fishing for coarse fish is prohibited in all waters of the Nelson/Marlborough Region

 

1.2

There is no minimum size limit for trout or salmon

Note 2

2.1

All lakes, rivers and streams not mentioned in clause 2, where the daily bag limit permits the taking of two fish on waters open 1 Oct - 30 Apr, only one fish may exceed 500mm from nose tip to middle fork of tail.

Note 3

3.1

Down riggers are permitted when lake fishing

Note 4

4.1

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish from any boat under motorised power in those parts of Lake Rotoiti within 100 metres from the centre of the meeting line with the lake and the Travers River, Coldwater Stream, Black Valley Stream and Buller River.

Note 5

5.1

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish from any boat under motorised power in those parts of Lake Rotoroa within 100 metres from the centre of the meeting line with the lake and the Sabine, D’Urville and Gowan rivers.

Note 6

6.1

Only Child licence holders may bait fish

Note 7

7.1

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish in a designated Junior Fishery unless they are the holder of a child or junior licence.

Note 8

8.1

Closed season except by special permit or public notification

Note 9

9.1

Backcountry Fishery. All licence holders who fish in the backcountry fishery (as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2018) must obtain a backcountry licence (as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2018) and the provisions of that notice apply to this notice

Note 10

10.1

No licence holder shall be in possession of a sports fish which exceeds a maximum length of 400mm from the Goulter River.


2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit by species
nil unless number shown

Refer clause 1.2 Additional Requirements

       

Trout

Salmon

Other

 

All lakes, rivers and streams not mentioned in clause 2 for this region

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Aorere River

downstream of Salisbury Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2

Aorere River

downstream of Salisbury Road Bridge

1 May - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Anatoki River

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

2

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 6

Argyle Pond and lower hydro canals

from where powerlines cross at head of lake and downstream to Wairau River confluence 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Awatere River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Branch River

 

1 Oct – 31 May

FS

2

   

Note 1

Buller River

downstream of Gowan Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Clarence River

downstream of Acheron confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

1  

Note 1

Clarence River

downstream of Acheron confluence

1 May – 30 Sep

FSB

2

 

 

Note 1,2

Cobb Reservoir

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Note 1

Conway River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Goulter River

Backcountry fishery upstream of its confluence with the Wairau River

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 9, 10

Lake Daniell

 

1 Oct – 31 May

FS

 2

   

Notes 1, 2

Lake Rotoiti (Nelson Lk) except for closed areas

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 3, 4

Lake Rotoroa except for closed areas

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 3, 5

Lake Tennyson

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 3

Leatham River

 

1 Oct – 31 May

FS

2

   

Note 1

Lyell Creek (Kaikoura)

downstream of State Highway 1

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Lyell Creek (Kaikoura)

downstream of State Highway 1

1 May - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Maitai River

downstream of Lower Nile Street Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 6

Maruia River

downstream of Maruia Falls

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Matakitaki River

downstream of State Highway 6 Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Matakitaki River

Backcountry fishery that is the upper Matakitaki River and tributaries upstream from Horse Terrace Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 9

Middle Creek (Kaikoura)

downstream of State Highway 1

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Motueka River

downstream of Peninsula Road Bridge at Ngatimoti

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Oaro River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Ōpaoa Loop Junior fishery

downstream of Snowden Crescent Walkway footbridge to Taylor River confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

 

1

 

Notes 1, 7

Ōpaoa River

downstream of State Highway 1 Bridge (including Roses Overflow

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Pelorus River

downstream of Rai River confluence

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2 

Pelorus River

downstream of Rai River confluence

1 May - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Rai River

downstream of Carluke Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Takaka River

downstream of confluence with the Waingaro River

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Takaka River

downstream of confluence with the Waingaro River

1 May – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Taylor Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 6

Taylor River

downstream of New Renwick Road Bridge (excluding Hutchinson St Bridge - Opawa Loop confluence

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Taylor River

downstream of New Renwick Road Bridge (excluding Hutchinson St Bridge - Opawa Loop confluence

1 May - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Taylor River Junior fishery

from Hutchinson St Bridge to Opawa Loop confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

1

1

 

Notes 1, 7

Travers River

Backcountry fishery upstream of the marked Coldwater/Lake Head DOC walking track river crossing

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 9

Waikoropupu River

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

2

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Waimea River Park Educational Fishery

           

Notes 1, 8

Wairau River

downstream of Wash Bridge including the Diversion and Southern Valleys Irrigation Intake Pond

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Wairau River

downstream of Wash Bridge including the Diversion and Southern Valleys Irrigation Intake Pond

1 May - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Wairau River

Backcountry fishery that includes the upper Wairau River and tributaries (but excluding Fish Lake) upstream from Wash Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 9

Wairoa/Waimea River (Nelson)

downstream of Lee River confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1


West Coast Fish and Game Region

The West Coast region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

1. Definitions

For interpretation of terms, refer to the First Schedule of this notice or the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983.

1.2 Additional Requirements

Note 1

1.1

Daily Limit Bag. Except for perch for which for which there is no daily limit, no licence holder shall on any one day take, kill or be in possession of more than 2 brown trout, 2 rainbow trout, 1 salmon.

Note 2

2.1

Open Season for salmon. The Open Season for salmon in all waters of the Region shall be 1 Oct to 30 Apr except in the Okarito River, Windbag Stream and lakes Ianthe, Mapourika, Paringa and Moeraki, where it shall be 1 Oct - 31 Mar.

Note 3

3.1

Fish Length. There is no minimum length for trout and salmon in all waters of the Region except in lakes Ianthe, Mapourika, Paringa, Moeraki and Ellery, where the minimum length for trout and for salmon shall be 350mm.

Note 4

4.1

Coarse Fish. There are no special conditions relating to coarse fishing other than those provided for in the First Schedule to this notice.

Note 5

5.1

Backcountry Fishery. All licence holders who fish in the backcountry fishery (as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2018) must obtain a backcountry licence (as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2018) and the provisions of that notice apply to this notice.


2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit by species
no more than 2 brown trout, 2 rainbow trout, 1 salmon, perch no limit.

Refer clause 1.2 Additional Requirements

All lakes, rivers and streams not mentioned in clause 2 for this region

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Ahaura River

downstream of Granite Creek

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Arahura River

downstream of Milltown (Landsburgh) Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Arawata River

downstream of Haast-Jackson Bay Road

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Arnold River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Big Ditch Creek

downstream of State Highway 67

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Big Totara River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Buller River

downstream of Lyall confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Cascade River

downstream of Martyr confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Cook River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Deadmans Creek

downstream of State Highway 67

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Grey River

downstream of Clarke confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Haast River

downstream of Pleasant Flat Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Hapuka River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Hindleys Creek

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Hokitika River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Inangahua River (lower)

From Perseverance Bridge to Buller confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Jacobs (Makawhio) River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Kaniere River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Karamea River

downstream of cableway at mouth of Lower Gorge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Karamea River

Backcountry fishery upstream of the confluence with the Kakapo River

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Karangarua River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Kohaihai River

downstream of Heaphy Track Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Kokatahi River

downstream of Styx Confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Kumara/Kapitea Reservoir system

downstream of Old Christchurch Road

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Brunner

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Ellery

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Haupiri

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Ianthe

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Kaniere

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Mahinapua

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Mapourika

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Moeraki

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Paringa

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Wahapo

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Little Totara River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Little Wanganui River

downstream of State Highway 67

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

McDonalds Creek at Lake Mapourika

 

Closed

       

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Mahinapua outlet creek

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Mahitahi River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Martins Creek

downstream of Martins Creek Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Mikonui River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Moeraki River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Mokihinui River

downstream of cableway at Welcome Creek

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Mokihinui River

Backcountry fishery upstream of the confluence with the Rough and Tumble Creek

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

New River

downstream of State Highway 6 including estuary

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Ngakawau River

downstream of State Highway 67

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Nile River

downstream of Awakere confluence

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Ohinetamatea River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Okari River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Okarito Lagoon

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Okarito River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Okuru River

downstream of Haast-Jackson Bay Road

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Omoeroa River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Oparara River

downstream of Karamea-Kohaihai Road

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Orowaiti River

downstream of State Highway 67

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Paringa River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Poerua River (South Westland)

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Pororari River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Punakaiki River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Taramakau River

downstream of bridge at Jacksons

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Totara River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Turnbull River

downstream of Haast-Jackson Bay Road

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Waiatoto River

downstream of Haast-Jackson Bay Road

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Waikukupa River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Waimangaroa River

downstream of State Highway 67

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Waita River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3,4,

Waitaha River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Wanganui River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Whakapohi River

downstream of State Highway 6

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Whareatea River

downstream of State Highway 67

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Whataroa River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4

Whitcombe River

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

     

Note 1, 2, 3, 4


North Canterbury Fish and Game Region

The North Canterbury region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, at page 1861, as amended by the New Zealand Gazette, 3 September 1992, No. 141, at page 2958

1. Definitions

For interpretation of terms, refer to the First Schedule of this notice or the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983.

1.2 Additional Requirements

Note 1

1.1

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish within a 100m arc of the outfall of any licensed fish farm with the exception of the Tentburn Outfall, where fishing for trout and salmon is permitted, but no fishing is allowed on the culvert.

 

1.2

Scented artificial lures may be used in all waters, other than fly fishing only waters, when actively retrieved so as to imitate a moving bait fish.

 

1.3

No license holder shall on any one day take, kill or be in possession of more than 4 sports fish, of which no more than 2 may be trout and 2 may be salmon and 4 may be coarse fish.

 

1.4

No licence holder shall be in possession of a trout or salmon less than 300mm anywhere in the Region.

 

1.5

No licence holder shall fish for salmon in any river from 1 April to 30 November.

 

1.6

No person may take salmon from any river between the hours of 11.00pm to 4.00am in December and January, and between 10.00pm and 5.00am for any other month.

Note 2

2.1

Fishing from boats which are simultaneously propelled by a motor (trolling) and fishing from boats which are not simultaneously propelled by a motor, is permitted.

Note 3

3.1

Fishing from boats which are not simultaneously being propelled by a motor, is permitted.

Note 4

4.1

The daily limit bag for Lake Coleridge shall be 4 sports fish of which no more than 2 may be trout and 4 may be salmon.

Note 5

5.1

No license holder other than a Child or Junior licence holder shall fish in the Christchurch Groynes Fishing Lakes or Lake  Courtenay at Kaiapoi.

Note 6

6.1

Fishing for coarse fish can only occur in Designated Coarse Fishing Waters which are the Avon River downstream of Barbadoes Street, Lake Forsyth, Halswell Canal downstream of Duck Pond Road, Halswell River downstream of Seabridge Road, Kaiapoi Lakes, Monopolies pond, Okana River downstream of State Highway 75 and Lake Rotokohatu. See First Schedule for permitted methods. The daily limit bag for tench is 1 fish and no licence holder shall be in possession of a tench taken from a Coarse Fishing Water that exceeds 150mm.

Note 7

7.1

No license holder other than a Child or Junior license holder shall bait fish for trout.

Note 8

8.1

No licence holder shall be in possession of a sports fish which exceeds a maximum length of 400mm from that water.

Note 9

9.1

No licence holder shall be in possession of a Chinook salmon taken from Lake Sumner or Loch Katrine that exceeds 450mm.

Note 10

10.1

No licence holder shall be in possession of a perch taken from the Kaiapoi Lakes that exceeds 250mm.


2.1 Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits - Region Defaults

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit by species
nil unless number shown

Refer clause 1.2 Additional Requirements

       

Trout

Salmon

Perch

 

All lakes, rivers and streams not mentioned in clause 2.2 for this region

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

 

Notes 1, 2


2.2 Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits – Fishery Specific

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit by species
nil unless number shown

Refer clause 1.2 additional requirements

       

Trout

Salmon

 

Ada River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Ashley River

upstream of Ashley Gorge Road Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Ashley River

downstream of Ashley Gorge Road to State Highway 1

1 May - 30 Sep

FS

0

 

Notes 1, 2

Ashley River

downstream of Ashley Gorge Road 

Trout: 1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Salmon: 1 Dec - 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Ashley River tributaries

upstream of Ashley Gorge Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Avoca River

 

1 Dec – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Avon River and tributaries

upstream of the Armagh Street Bridge at Hagley Park

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Avon River

between the Armagh Street Bridge at Hagley Park and the Barbadoes Street Bridge

closed

       

Avon River

 

downstream of the Barbadoes Street Bridge

Trout: All year

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2, 6

Salmon: 1 Dec - 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Boyle River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Broken River and tributaries

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Cam River

 

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Cam River

from Kaiapoi River confluence to Smith Street Bridge

Salmon: 1 Dec - 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Cass Hill Stream (Bullock Creek)

 

1 Oct – 31 Mar

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Christchurch Groynes Fishing Lakes

four ponds at the western end of the Groynes reserve signposted as designated fishing lakes

All year

FSB

2

2

Notes 1, 3, 5

Clearwater Resort Lakes

except for Lake 3, Lake 4 and Lake 5

closed

       

Clearwater Resort Lakes

 Lake 3, Lake 4 and Lake 5

1 Oct -30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Coleridge Tailrace

 

1 Oct – 31 Mar

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Cora Lynn Stream

 

1 Oct – 31 Mar

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Cust River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Double Hill Stream & Double Hill Flat Stream

 

1 Oct – 28 Feb

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Doubtful River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Esk River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Glenariffe Stream

 

1 Oct – 28 Feb

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Goat Hill Stream

 

1 Oct – 28 Feb

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Hacketts Creek

 

1 Oct - 31 Mar

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Halswell Canal

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Halswell Canal

downstream of Duck Pond Road

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2, 6

Halswell River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Halswell River

downstream of Seabridge Road

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2, 6

Harper River

including diversion and tributaries

1 Dec – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Harts Creek

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Hawkins River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Heathcote River

 

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Salmon: 1 Dec - 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Henry River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Highbank Power Station

tail race

closed

       

Hope River and tributaries

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Hororata River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Hurunui River

upstream of Lake Sumner

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Hurunui River

between Lake Sumner and South Branch confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Hurunui River

South Branch

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Hurunui River tributaries

above the South Branch confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Hurunui River and tributaries

below the South Branch confluence except for the Mandamus, Pahau, Waitohi and Waikari rivers

Trout: 1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Salmon: 1 Dec - 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Hydra Waters

including Titan Stream

1 Oct – 28 Feb

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Irwell River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Kaiapoi River

 

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Kaiapoi River

downstream of the confluence of the Cust Main Drain

Salmon: 1 Dec – 31 Mar

FSB

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Kaituna River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Kowhai River and tributaries

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

L II River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Lake Blackwater

 

10 Dec -30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Lake Coleridge

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

4

Notes 1, 2, 4

Lake Coleridge

 

1 Jun – 31 Aug

FS

2

4

Notes 1, 2, 4

Lake Courtenay

 

All year

FSB

2

2

Notes 1, 3, 5

Lake Ellesmere

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Lake Evelyn

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Forsyth

 

All year

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2, 6

Lake Georgina

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Grasmere

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Guyon

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Note 1

Lake Hawdon

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Henrietta

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Ida & Little Lake Ida

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

F

2

 

Note 1

Lakes Kaiapoi

 

All year

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 3, 6, 10

Loch Katrine

 

All year

FS

2

2

Notes 1, 2, 9

Lake Letitia

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Lilian

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Lyndon

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2, 7

Lake Lyndon

 

1 Jun – 31 Aug

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2, 7

Lake Mason

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Note 1

Lake Marymere

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

F

2

 

Note 1

Lake Minchin

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Note 1

Lake Monck (Catherine)

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

F

2

 

Note 1

Lake Pearson

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Pearson

 

1 Jun – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Rotokohatu

 

All year

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 3, 6

Lake Rubicon

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Note 1

Lake Sarah

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

F

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Selfe

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Selfe

 

1 Jun – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Sheppard

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

F

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Stream

 

1 Oct – 31 Mar

FS

2

 

Note 1

Lake Sumner

 

All year

FS

2

2

Notes 1, 2, 9

Lake Taylor

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Lake Taylor

 

1 Jun – 30 Sep

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Leader River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Lee Stream

 

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Salmon: 1 Dec - 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Lewis River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Monopolies Pond

 

All year

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2, 6

Mandamus River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Manuka Point Stream

 

1 Oct – 28 Feb

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Nina River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Okana River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1,

Okana River

Downstream of State Highway 75

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 6

Otukaikino Creek, South Branch of Waimakariri River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Okuku River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Okuti River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Pahau River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Porter River

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Poulter River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Rakaia River

upstream of Coleridge Tailrace confluence

1 Oct – 31 Mar

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Rakaia River and tributaries

downstream of Coleridge Tailrace confluence

Trout: 1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Salmon: 1 Dec - 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Rakaia River

downstream of Coleridge Tailrace confluence to State Highway 1

1 May - 30 Sep

FS

0

 

Notes 1, 2

Ryton River

 

1 Dec – 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Saltwater Creek

 

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Salmon: 1 Dec – 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Selwyn River

upstream of State Highway 77 Bridge (at Glentunnel)

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Selwyn River

downstream of State Highway 77 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Slovens Stream

 

1st Saturday Nov - 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

St Annes Lagoon

 

closed

       

Styx River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Tentburn Outfall

 

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Salmon: 1 Dec – 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Waiau River and tributaries

upstream of Hope River confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

 

Notes 1, 2, 8

Waiau River and tributaries

downstream of Hope River confluence

Trout: 1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Salmon: 1 Dec - 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Waikari River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Waimakariri River

upstream of Staircase Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Waimakariri River tributaries

upstream of Staircase Stream confluence, except for Cass Hill Stream, Cora Lynn Stream, Esk River, Poulter River, Winding Creek Broken River and Porter River

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Waimakariri River

downstream of Staircase Stream

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Salmon: 1 Dec – 31 Mar

FS

 

1

Notes 1, 2

Waimakariri River

downstream of Staircase Stream to State Highway 1

1 May - 30 Sep

FS

0

 

Notes 1, 2

Waipara River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Wairewa River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Waitohi River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

 

Notes 1, 2

Wilberforce Diversion

 

1 Dec – 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Wilberforce River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2

Winding Creek

 

10 Dec -30 Apr

FS

2

 

Notes 1, 2


Central South Island Fish and Game Region

The Central South Island region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861, as amended by New Zealand Gazette, 29 August 1991, No. 129, page 2786, and as further amended by the New Zealand Gazette, 3 September 1992, No. 141, at page 2958.

1. Definitions

For interpretation of terms, refer to the First Schedule of this notice or the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983.

1.2 Additional Requirements

Note 1

1.1

First Schedule conditions apply.

 

1.2

No licence holder when fishing for sports fish shall use any unsportsmanlike device or method.

 

1.3

No licence holder shall continue to fish on any day after having foul hooked three sports fish, even though any such sports fish have been returned immediately in accordance with the First Schedule of this notice.

 

1.4

Any licence holder who lands a sports fish that will not be kept shall immediately return it with as little injury as possible into the water from which it was taken.

 

1.5

There are no restrictions on the hours of fishing except that no licence holder may fish for, take or kill sea-run chinook salmon in any river between the hours of 11.00pm and 4.00am in December and January, and between 10.00pm and 5.00am for any other month of the year.

 

1.6

There is no minimum length for trout.

 

1.7

The minimum length for salmon killed in waters of the Region shall be 300mm except in Lake Heron where the minimum length shall be 250mm and the maximum length shall be 450mm.

 

1.8

There is no daily bag limit and no minimum length for coarse fish except in designated coarse fishing waters (see Note 2).

 

1.9

No licence holder shall fish for sockeye salmon between 1 March and 30 April in - Deep Stream (Lake Aviemore), Otematata River, Tekapo River, Mary Burn, Grays River, Larch Stream, Upper Ohau River,Lower Ohau River, Omarama Stream, Otematapaio River, Twizel River, or any other stream or river where sockeye salmon are present.

Note 2

2.1

Designated coarse fisheries - Centennial Park Lake (Timaru), Island Stream, Saltwater Creek, and Waiareka Creek. Daily limit 1 tench. No daily limit for perch. Minimum size 450mm for tench and 250mm for perch.

Note 3

3.1

No sports fishing from boats in lakes, Camp, Denny, Donn, Emily, Spider, Kellands Pond, Wairepo Arm.

Note 4

4.1

No sports fishing from any unmoored boat in lakes, Emma, MacGregor and Maori Lakes.

Note 5

5.1

A licence holder when fishing for sports fish in the Rangitata River or its tributaries may use, seaward of a line extending through two GPS points (-44.181807°, 171.499428° & -44.179319°, 171.504111°) and where part of the line is marked by two poles situated approximately 1km from the coast, an artificial fly only if the total weight of everything attached to the cast does not exceed 28g.

 

5.2

A licence holder when fishing for sports fish in the Rangitata River or its tributaries may cast other than from the reel or retrieve other than by winding the reel only when using bait or fly fishing, or when fishing with an artificial fly seaward of a line extending through two GPS points (-44.181807°, 171.499428° & -44.179319°, 171.504111°) and where part of the line is marked by two poles situated approximately 1km from the coast.

Note 6

6.1

No licence holder shall in any one day take in total more than two salmon greater than 500mm from the Tekapo - Pukaki, and the Pukaki - Ohau A hydro canals, and the Ohau Canal between Lake Ruataniwha and Ohau C Power station.

Note 7

7.1

No Licence holder shall fish in Lake Alexandrina using down riggers, paravanes, metal cored or wire lines and weights to assist sinking of trolled lures.

Note 8

8.1

A licence holder may fish from any boat in Lake Middleton except when being propelled by a motor.


2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit by species
nil unless number shown

Refer 1.2 Additional Requirements

       

Trout

Salmon

Other

 

All waters except where otherwise specified below

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

2

no limit

Note 1

Ahuriri River

and tributaries upstream of and including Longslip Creek

1st Saturday Dec – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Ahuriri River

and tributaries downstream of Longslip Creek except Omarama Stream

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

4

2

 

Note 1

Ahuriri River Lagoons

 

1st Saturday Dec – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Ashburton River

North Branch

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FS

 

1

 

Note 1

Ashburton River

South Branch and tributaries upstream of Taylors Stream confluence

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec– 31 Mar

FS

 

1

 

Note 1

Ashburton River

South Branch and tributaries downstream of Taylors Stream confluence and Ashburton River downstream of North and South branch junction

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec– 31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Ashburton River

downstream of State Highway 1

1 Jun – 31 Aug

FS

2

Closed

 

Note 1

Aviemore spawning race

 

Closed

         

Awakino River

 

Closed

         

Deep Creek

a tributary to the upper Rangitata River

Trout: 1 Oct – 31 Mar

FS

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec – last day of Feb

FS

 

1

 

Note 1

Deep Stream

 a tributary to Lake Aviemore, and its tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Deep Stream

a tributary to the upper Rangitata River

Trout: 1 Oct – 31 Mar

FS

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec – last day of Feb

FS

 

1

 

Note 1

Forks Stream

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Grays River

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Hakataramea River

 

Trout: 1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FS

 

1

 

Note 1

High-country tarns or lagoons

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Hinds River - child licence holders

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

1

 

Note 1

Hinds River - other than child licence holders

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

1

 

Note 1

Irishman Creek

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Island Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2

Kakanui River

and tributaries upstream of Five Forks Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

1

 

Note 1

and tributaries downstream of Five Forks Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

1

 

Note 1

Kellands Pond

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

2

 

Notes 1, 3

Lake Alexandrina

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

4 trout max 1 brown

2

 

Notes 1, 7

Lake Alexandrina

winter season

1 Jun – 31 July

FS

2 sports fish nil brown

   

Notes 1, 7

Lake Aviemore

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Aviemore

tributaries except Deep Stream and Otematata River

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Benmore

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Benmore

tributaries except Tekapo, Ahuriri and Otematapaio rivers

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Camp

 

1st Saturday Nov – 31 May

FS

2

   

Note 1, 3

Centennial Park Lake (Timaru)

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2

Lake Clearwater

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Lake Denny

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Donne

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Emily

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

F

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Emma

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Lake Heron

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

6 sports fish with no more than 4 to be trout

   

Note 1

Lake Hood

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake McGregor

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Notes 1, 4

Lake Merino

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Lake Middleton

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

2

 

Notes 1, 8

Lake Mystery

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

F

2

   

Note 1

Lake Ohau

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Ohau tributaries

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Opuha

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Opuha tributaries

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

2

 

Note 1

Lake Poaka

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

F

2

   

Note 1

Lake Pukaki

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Pukaki tributaries

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Roundabout

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

F

2

   

Note 1

Lake Ruataniwha

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

2

 

Note 1

Lake Spider

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Tekapo

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

6 sports fish total and no more than 4 to be trout or 4 to be salmon

   

Note 1

Lake Tekapo tributaries

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Waitaki

 

1 Oct - Sep

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Waitaki tributaries

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Lake Wardell

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Note 1

Lake Stream

 

1 Oct – 31 Mar

FSB

2

Closed

 

Note 1

Larch Stream

 

1st Saturday Nov – 31 Jan

FSB

2

2

 

Note 1

Loch Cameron - child licence holders

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

2

2

 

Note 1

Loch Cameron - other than child licence holders

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Maerewhenua River

 

Trout: 1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FS

 

1

 

Note 1

Maori Lakes and their tributaries

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

F

2

   

Note 1, 4

Mary Burn

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1, 4

Ohapi Creek

 

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec– 31 Mar

FS

 

1

 

Note 1

Ohau Canal

from State Highway 8 bridge to Ohau C power station

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4 sports fish of which no more than 2 to be trout

   

Note 1, 6

Ohau River, Lower

downstream of Lake Ruataniwha

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Ohau River, Upper

upstream of Lake Ruataniwha

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Ohau River, Upper

upstream of Lake Ruataniwha

1 Sep - 30 Sep

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Omarama Stream

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Opihi River

upstream of Opuha River junction

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Opihi River

downstream of Opuha River junction

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Opihi River

downstream of State Highway 1

1 Jun – 31 Aug

FS

2

Closed

 

Note 1

Opuha River

and tributaries

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Orari River

and tributaries upstream of Slip Panel Stream

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Orari River

and tributaries downstream of Slip Panel Stream

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Otamatapaio River

 

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Otematata River

and tributaries upstream of Clear Stream

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

and tributaries downstream of Clear Steam

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

4

2

 

Note 1

Pareora River

and tributaries

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Pukaki - Ohau A Canal

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4 sports fish of which no more than 2 to be trout

   

Note 1, 6

Rangitata Diversion Race RDR Canal

from intake to downstream to Rakaia River Road

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

1

 

Note 1

Rangitata River

and tributaries upstream of Turn Again Point about 12km above the gorge

Trout: 1 Oct – 31 Mar

FS

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec– last day of Feb

FS

 

1

 

Note 1, 5

Rangitata River

and tributaries downstream of Turn Again Point

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Note 1, 5

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1, 5

Rangitata River

downstream of State Highway 1

1 Jun – 31 Aug

FS

2

Closed

 

Note 1, 5

Saltwater Creek

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1, 2

Te Ngawai River

and tributaries

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Tekapo - Pukaki hydro Canal

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4 sports fish of which no more than 2 to be trout

   

Note 1, 6

Tekapo River

upstream of lower powerlines across river about 1km upstream of Lake Benmore

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Tekapo River

downstream of lower powerlines across river about 1km upstream of Lake Benmore

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

2

 

Note 1

Temuka River

and tributaries

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Tinwald Domain pond, child licence holders only

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Note 1

Tinwald Domain pond, other than child licence holders

 

Closed

         

Twizel River

and tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Waihao River

upstream of Forks Bridges

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Note 1

Waihao River

downstream of Forks Bridges

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

1

 

Note 1

Waihi River

and tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

1

 

Note 1

Wairepo Arm

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

2

 

Note 1, 3

Wairepo Arm

tributaries

1st Saturday Nov – 30 Apr

FS

2

2

 

Note 1

Waiareka Creek

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Note 1, 2

Waitaki River

and tributaries except for Hakataramea and Maerewhenua rivers

Trout: 1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Note 1

Salmon: 1 Dec–31 Mar

FSB

 

1

 

Note 1

Waitaki River

downstream of State Highway 1

1 Jun – 31 Aug

FS

2

Closed

 

Note 1


Otago Fish and Game Region

The Otago region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

1. Definitions

For interpretation of terms, refer to the First Schedule of this notice or the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983.

1.2 Additional Requirements

Note 1

1.1

No fishing for sports fish is permitted at any time in all waters in which sports fish are held in captivity for display, hatching, or other purposes, or within a distance of 100m from any part of the outer boundaries of such waters.

 

1.2

Except in the case of perch for which there is no daily limit, no licence holder shall on any one day take and kill or be in possession of more than the prescribed daily limit from the waters specified in clauses 1 and 2.

 

1.3

In addition to the daily limits specified in clauses 1,2 and note 1.2, no license holder shall on any one day take, kill or be in possession of more than 6 sports fish from any waters except Lake Onslow.

 

1.4

A licence holder may continue to fish for a particular species of sports fish on any day on which he or she has already killed a limit bag for that species as long as fish taken are immediately returned with as little injury as possible into the water from which it was taken.

 

1.5

In all waters of the region there shall be no minimum length except in the -

 

1.5.1

Nevis River where no licence holder shall take or be in possession of any sports fish greater than 400mm.

 

1.5.2

Clutha River and its tributaries downstream of Roxburgh Dam and all other waters running into the sea, where no licence holder shall take or be in possession of any salmon less than 450mm.

Note 2

2.1

No licence holder shall fish from, or troll from, any boat which is being mechanically propelled.

Note 3

3.1

No Licence holder shall fish from any boat.

Note 4

4.1

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish from any boat, canoe, pontoon or flotation device.

Note 5

5.1

Fishing for sports fish is permitted from any boat, canoe, pontoon or flotation device.

Note 6

6.1

Licence holders may fish from any boat, canoe, pontoon or flotation device in the tidal reaches of all rivers.

Note 7

7.1

Trolling from any boat that is being mechanically propelled is permitted.

 

7.2

All anglers fishing from boats which are being mechanically propelled must stay at least 100 metres from any anglers fishing from the shore.

Note 8

8.1

Trolling from any boat that is being mechanically propelled is not permitted.

Note 9

9.1

When playing a salmon in the Clutha River downstream of Roxburgh Dam, a gaff may be used to secure or land that salmon if it is greater than 450mm.

Note 10

10.1

No licence holder shall fish with a float or floating device on the line in that section of the Clutha River downstream of Roxburgh Dam to the Roxburgh Township Bridge.

Note 11

11.1

Closed to all sports fishing in September except for Otago Fish and Game controlled fishing events.

Note 12

12.1

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish in a designated Junior Fishery unless they are the holder of a child or junior licence.

Note 13

13.1

Backcountry Fishery. All licence holders who fish in the backcountry fisher(as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2019) must first obtain a backcountry licence (as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2019)and the provisions of that notice apply to this notice

 

13.2

The use of authorised lures with multiple hooks in a backcountry fishery is prohibited

Note 14

14.1

Controlled Area.  In the controlled area, a controlled period applies. All licence holders who fish in the controlled area must first obtain a controlled period licence (as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2019).

 

14.2

Controlled Period. Controlled period means the period beginning on 1 February 2020 and ending on 31 March 2020

 

14.3

Controlled Period Licence. A controlled period licence means a licence that entitles the following persons to fish for sports fish in the controlled area during the controlled period, but only during the day and on the reach, specified in the licence.

 

14.3.1

the holder of the controlled period licence; and

 

14.3.2

if the holder also holds a backcountry licence that is endorsed on a family licence, the holder’s spouse or partner and, of accompanied by the holder or the holder’s spouse or partner, any member of the holder’s family; and

 

14.3.3

any one or more companion anglers named in the controlled period licence who hold backcountry licences.


2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit by species
nil unless number shown

Refer clause 1.2 Additional Requirements

       

Trout

Salmon

Other

 

All lakes, rivers and streams within the Clutha River catchment lying upstream of Clyde Dam not mentioned in clause 2 for this region

 

 

1 Nov - 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

All lakes, rivers and streams within the Clutha River catchment lying downstream of Clyde Dam and any other catchments flowing to the sea not mentioned in clause 2 for this region

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4, 6, 9, 10

Akatore Estuary

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Akatore River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Albert Burn

 

1 Nov – 31May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Arrow River

 

1 Nov – 31 May

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Blakelys Dam

 

1 Nov – 15 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Bullock Creek

from Lake Wanaka to source

closed

         

Butchers Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Caples River

and tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

F

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 13

Cardrona River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Careys Creek

upstream from rail line Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Careys Creek

downstream of the rail line Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1 ,6, 8

Catlins Estuary

downstream of State Highway 92 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Catlins River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Clutha River

above Albert Town Bridge (except for Deans Bank Section)

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

4

 

Notes 1, 4

Clutha River

Albertown Bridge to Luggate Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

4

 

Notes 1, 5, 8

Clutha River

Deans Bank Section (defined by landmark posts 1km downstream of Lake Wanaka and 600m upstream of Albert Town Bridge)

1 Oct – 31 May

F

2

4

 

Notes 1, 4

Clutha River

downstream of Luggate Bridge to Lake Dunstan

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

4

 

Notes 1, 5, 8

Clutha River

downstream of Clyde Dam to Balclutha

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

1

 

Notes 1, 5, 8, 9, 10

Clutha River

downstream of Balclutha

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

1

 

Notes 1, 5, 7, 9

Coal Pit Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Conroys Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Contour Channel

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Dart River

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Dart River

tributaries not mentioned in clause 2 for this region

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Deep Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Diamond Creek

 

1 Oct – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Diamond Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Dingle Burn

upstream of the bridge on the Dingle Burn Station access road Backcountry fishery

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 13

Dingle Burn

downstream of the bridge on the Dingle Burn Station access road

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Falls Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Fraser Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Fraser River

downstream of dam

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Fraser River Upper

upstream of Dam

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Glenorchy Lagoons

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Greenstone River

and tributaries upstream of Sly Burn

 

1 Nov – 31 Jan

1 Apr - 31 May

F

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 13

Greenstone River

and tributaries upstream of Sly Burn

Controlled fishery

1 Feb - 31 Mar

F

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 13, 14

Greenstone River

and tributaries, including the Caples river, between the Sly Burn confluence and the swing bridge at the car park end of Greenstone Station Road Backcountry fishery

1 Nov - 31 May

F

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 13

Greenstone River

downstream of the Greenstone Station Road car park swing bridge

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Hamiltons Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Hawea River

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

4

 

Notes 1, 4

Hoffmans Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Hore’s Control Pond

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5

Horne Creek

from Lake Wakatipu to source

closed

         

Hunter River

and tributaries Backcountry fishery

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 13

Ida Burn Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 5

Kaihiku Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Kaikorai Estuary

downstream of Abbotts Creek confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Kaikorai Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Kawarau River

from its source at Lake Wakatipu to Lake Dunstan

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

4

 

Notes 1, 5, 8

Knights Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 5

Kuriwao Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Kye Burn

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Lake Dispute

 

1 Oct – 31 May

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 5

Lake Dunstan

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

4

 

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Hawea

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

4

 

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Hayes

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 5

Lake Johnson

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 5

Lake Kirkpatrick

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Mahinerangi

 

1 Oct – 30 Sept

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Onslow

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

10

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Roxburgh

Highway Bridge at Alexandra downstream to the Roxburgh Dam

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

2

 

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Sylvan

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

6

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Tewa

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Lake Tuakitoto

including outlet channel and inlet channel

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Waihola

including outlet and waterways connected with Lake Waipori

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Waipori

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Wakatipu

within the waters of Queenstown Bay bounded by a straight line drawn from the outermost point of Queenstown Gardens to the point where the south bank of One Mile Creek meets Lake Wakatipu

closed

         

Lake Wakatipu

within 100m of any part of the wharf in Black Bay (commonly known as the Walter Peak Jetty)

closed

         

Lake Wakatipu

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

4

 

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lake Wanaka

within 150m of any part of the launch wharf at the township of Wanaka, within 150m of any part of the public jetty at the Wanaka Marina, and anywhere within 150m of the shoreline between the wharf and the jetty

closed

         

Lake Wanaka

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

4

 

Notes 1, 5, 7

Lee Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Lindis River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Lochy River

and tributaries downstream of Disputed Creek confluence

1 Nov – 31 May

F

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Lochy River

and tributaries upstream of Disputed Creek confluence Backcountry fishery

1 Nov – 31 May

F

0

   

Notes 1, 4, 13

Logan Burn Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Maclennan River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 4

Makarora River

and tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Makarora River

downstream of Wilkin River confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Manorburn Dam Lower

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5

Manorburn Dam Upper

 

1 Nov – 31 May

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Manuherikia River

and tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Mathias Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 5

Matukituki River

and tributaries above Glenfinnan Stream

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Matukituki River

between Glenfinnan Stream confluence and Motatapu confluence

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 5, 8

Matukituki River

downstream of Motatapu confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 5, 8

McAtamney’s Head Pond

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5

Meggat Burn

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Mill Creek (a tributary to Lake Hayes)

from the Speargrass Flat Road Bridge to Waterfall Park

closed

         

Mill Creek junior fishery

above Waterfall Park

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 12

Mill Creak

downstream of Speargrass Flat Road Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Moke Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 5

Molyneaux Pond

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Motatapu River

and tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Nenthorn Pond

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Nenthorn Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Nevis River

and tributaries Backcountry fishery

1 Oct – 30 Apr

F

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 13

Owaka River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 4

Owaka River

downstream of State Highway 92

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 4, 6

Perkins Pond

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Pinders Pond

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Pleasant River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Pomahaka River

upstream of Park Hill Bridge at Switzers Road Backcountry fishery

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

1

 

Notes 1, 4, 13

Pomahaka River

downstream of Park Hill Bridge on Switzers Road to Swans Bridge on Clydevale Road

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

1

 

Notes 1, 4

Pomahaka River

downstream of Swans Bridge (Clydevale Road)

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

1

 

Notes 1, 4

Poolburn Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Puerua Estuary

downstream of State Highway 92 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Puerua Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Rees River

and tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Rees River

downstream of Muddy Creek

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Reid Lake

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 5

Route Burn

and tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

F

0

   

Notes 1, 4

Rutherfords Dam

 

1 Nov – 15 Apr

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Shag River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Shag River

downstream of State Highway 1 Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Shotover River

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

4

 

Notes 1, 4

Silver Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Southern Reservoir

 

1 Oct – 31 Aug

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 11

Styx Weir Pond

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5

Sullivans Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Sutton Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Tahakopa River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Tahakopa River

downstream of Maclennan River confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Taieri River

above Outram

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

1

 

Notes 1, 4

Taieri River

from Outram to Silverstream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

1

 

Notes 1, 5, 8

Taieri River

downstream of Silverstream confluence to Otokia Bridge on State Highway 1

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

1

 

Notes 1, 5, 8

Taieri River

downstream of Otokia Bridge on State Highway 1

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

1

 

Notes 1, 5, 7

Teviot River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 4

Three O’Clock Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

1

 

Notes 1, 4

Timaru River

and tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Timaru River

downstream of Timaru Road Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Tokomairiro River

above Coal Gully Road Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Tokomairiro River

downstream of Coal Gully Road Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Tomahawk Lagoon

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Tuapeka River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Victoria Dam

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 5

Von Lake

 

1 Nov – 31 May

F

1

   

Notes 1, 5

Von River

and tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

F

1

   

Notes 1, 4

Waikouaiti River

upstream of State Highway 1 road bridge

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Waikouaiti River

downstream of State Highway 1 road bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Waipahi River

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 4

Waipori River

upstream of Lake Waipori

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Waipori River

downstream of Lake Waipori to Contour Channel confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 4

Waipori River

from Contour Channel confluence to Taieri River confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 5, 7

Waitahuna River

 

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Waitati River

upstream of Orokonui Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Waitati River

downstream of Orokonui Stream confluence

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 6, 8

Waiwera River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 4

Waters of Leith

upstream of Lindsay Creek confluence and including Lindsay Creek

closed

         

Waters of Leith

downstream of Lindsay Creek confluence to the Leith Street Foot Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

1

 

Notes 1, 4

Waters of Leith

downstream of Leith Street Foot Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Sep

FSB

2

1

 

Notes 1, 6, 8

Wilkin River

and tributaries Backcountry fishery

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 13

Young River

and tributaries Backcountry fishery

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 4, 13


Southland Fish and Game Region

The Southland region is defined here: New Zealand Gazette, 24 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

1. Definitions

For interpretation of terms, refer to the First Schedule of this notice or the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983.

1.2 Additional Requirements

Note 1

1.1

Fishing for coarse fish in all waters of Southland region is prohibited.

 

1.2

With the exception of perch for which there is no limit, no licence holder shall on any one day take, kill or be in possession of -

 

1.2.1

more than 1 salmon from any waters of the region.

 

1.2.2

more than 4 sport fish.

 

1.3

There are no minimum or maximum lengths for sports fish in Southland region.

Note 2

2.1

No licence holder may take, or attempt to take, salmon from any river during the months of April and May.

Note 3

3.1

Scented artificial lures may be used in all waters other than fly fishing only waters, when actively fished so as to imitate a bait fish.

Note 4

4.1

Molluscs or parts of molluscs may be used in bait fishing waters.

Note 5

5.1

No licence holder shall fish from any motorised boat (including electric motors) in Lake Thomas and South Lake Mavora.

Note 6

6.1

No licence holder shall fish from any boat or any form of flotation device.

Note 7

7.1

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish in a designated Junior Fishery unless they are the holder of a child or junior licence.

Note 8

8.1

No licence holder shall fish for sports fish from the shore unless they are the holder of a child or junior licence.

Note 9

9.1

Backcountry Fishery. All licence holders who fish in the backcountry fisher(as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2019) must obtain a backcountry licence (as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2019) and the provisions of that notice apply to this notice.

Note 10

10.1

Controlled Area.  In the controlled area, a controlled period applies. All licence holders who fish in the controlled area must first obtain a controlled period licence (as defined by the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2019).

 

10.2

Controlled Period. Controlled period means the period beginning on 1 November 2019 and ending on 31 May 2020.

 

10.3

Controlled Period Licence. A controlled period licence means a licence that entitles the following persons to fish for sports fish in the controlled area during the controlled period, but only during the day and on the reach, specified in the licence:

 

10.3.1

the holder of the controlled period licence; and

 

10.3.2

if the holder also holds a backcountry licence that is endorsed on a family licence, the holder’s spouse or partner and, of accompanied by the holder or the holder’s spouse or partner, any member of the holder’s family; and

 

10.3.3

up to 3 companion anglers named in the controlled period licence who hold backcountry licences, provided that the maximum size of any group for any one permit is 4.


2. Open Season, Permitted Methods, Daily Bag Limits

Water

Multiple sections

Open season

Authorised fishing methods

Daily bag limit
see Note 1.2 for salmon and other bag limit

Refer clause 1.2 Additional Requirements

   

 

 

Trout

Salmon

Other

 

 All waters except where  otherwise specified below

 

1 Oct – 30 April

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

All rivers and lakes draining to the Tasman Sea and Foveaux Strait west of Waiau River except where otherwise specified below

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

All tributaries of the Aparima, Oreti and Mataura rivers, not mentioned in clause 2.

 

1 Oct - 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Acton Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Aparima River

and tributaries upstream of Hamilton Burn confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Aparima River

Hamilton Burn confluence to Wreys Bush Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Aparima River

Wreys Bush Bridge to Thornbury Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Aparima River

Thornbury Bridge to sea

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Borland Burn

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Cromel Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Eglinton River

and tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

F

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 6

Ettrick Burn

backcountry fishery from its source downstream to the upper limit of Log Cabin Slip at NZTOPO 50-CC07 796753

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 9

Ettrick Burn

Controlled fishery from its confluence with Lake Te Anau to the upstream limit of Log Cabin Slip at NZTOPO 50-CC07 796753

1 Nov - 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 9, 10

Hamilton Burn

and tributaries upstream of Mossburn Otautau Road

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Hamilton Burn

downstream of Mossburn Otautau Road

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Irthing Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Lake Fergus

 

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Gunn

 

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Hankinson

and tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Hauroko

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Hauroko

tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Henry “junior fishery”

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 3, 4, 7

Lake Manapouri

including Waiau Arm

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 3, 4

Lake Manapouri

tributaries excluding Mararoa and Upper Waiau rivers

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Manapouri

Frasers Beach to Supply Bay.

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 3, 4, 8

Lake Manapouri

Within 100 metres of any part of the Real Journeys Company’s Tourist Centre, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri

Closed

         

Lake Manapouri, Waiau Arm

Within 100 metres of the control gates on the Manapouri Lake Control structure, also known as the Maraoa Weir

Closed

         

Lake Mavora

North

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Mavora

South

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3, 5

Lake Mavora

North & South

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 3, 4, 8

Lake Monowai

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Monowai

tributaries

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Poteriteri

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Te Anau

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Te Anau

tributaries excluding Ettrick Burn, Eglinton, and Upukerora rivers

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 3

Lake Te Anau

Control Gates to Upukerora River Mouth

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 3, 4, 8

 Lake Te Anau

within 100 metres of any part of the wharf of the Real Journeys Company’s office in the township of Te Anau

Closed

         

Lake Thomas

 

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 3, 4, 5

Lake Waituna

and tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 3, 4

Lill Burn

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

McGregors Pond (Whitestone River Berm) “junior fishery”

 

20 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 3, 4, 7

Makarewa River

upstream of Riverton - Invercargill Highway and all tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Makarewa River

downstream of Riverton - Invercargill Highway

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Mararoa River

upstream of The Key Bridge including upper Mararoa and tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Mararoa River

downstream of The Key Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Mararoa River

within 100 metres of the control gates on the Manapouri Lake Control structure, also known as the Mararoa Weir

Closed

         

Mataura River

and tributaries upstream of Hume’s Road Bridge, Garston

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Mataura River

Garston Bridge to the Gore Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Mataura River

the Gore Bridge to the Mataura Island Bridge

1 Oct – 31 May excluding 2 and 3 May 2020

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Mataura River

the Mataura Island Bridge to the Gorge Road Bridge

1 Oct – 31 May excluding 2 and 3 May 2020

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Mataura River

The Gorge Road Bridge to sea

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Mimihau Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Mokoreta River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Monowai River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Orauea Stream

and tributaries

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Ourawera Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Oreti River

and tributaries upstream of Rocky Point Backcountry fishery

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 6, 9

Oreti River

Rocky Point to State Highway 94 Bridge just north of Lumsden

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Oreti River

State Highway 94 Bridge just north of Lumsden to Riverton-Invercargill Highway

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Oreti River

Riverton-Invercargill Highway to sea

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Otamita Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Pourakino River

and tributaries upstream of Waipango Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Pourakino River

downstream of Waipango Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Taunamau Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Titiroa Stream

and tributaries upstream of The Locks

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Titiroa Stream

downstream of The Locks

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Tokanui River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Upukerora River

 

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Waiau River

between Lakes Manapouri and Te Anau

1 Oct – 31 May

FS

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Waiau River

from 100 metres downstream of the control gates on the Manapouri Lake Control structure, also known as the Mararoa Weir, to Tuatapere

1 Oct – 31 May

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waiau River

Tuatapere to the sea, including the Waiau Lagoon

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

 Waiau River

within 100 metres of the control gates on the Manapouri Lake Control structure, also known as the Mararoa Weir

Closed

         

Waiau River tributaries

Mararoa Weir to the sea (except Monowai, Borland and Wairaki Rivers)

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waihopai River

upstream of Queens Drive

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waihopai River

downstream of Queens Drive

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waikaia River

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

4

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Waikaia River tributaries

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waikaka Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waikawa River

and tributaries, Niagara Bridge upstream

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waikawa River

Niagara Bridge downstream

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waikiwi Stream

upstream of North Road Bridge

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waikiwi Stream

downstream of North Road Bridge

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waimatuku Stream

and tributaries upstream of the bridge on Rance Road

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waimatuku Stream

and tributaries downstream of the bridge on Rance Road

1 Oct - 30 Sep

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Waimea Stream

 

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Wairaki River

and tributaries upstream of the transmission lines

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Wairaki River

and tributaries downstream of the transmission lines

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FSB

2

   

Notes 1, 2, 3, 4

Whitestone River

upstream of Prospect Bridge

1 Nov – 31 May

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Whitestone River

between the Prospect Bridge and the Mararoa confluence

1 Oct – 30 Apr

FS

1

   

Notes 1, 2, 3

Approved at Wellington this 31st day of July 2019.

Hon EUGENIE SAGE, Minister of Conservation.