Taranaki region

The Taranaki Region has many rivers, streams, creeks and ponds that provide good habitat for waterfowl. This translates into consistently good shooting and Taranaki hunters are among the most successful in the North Island.

Most Taranaki trout fisheries have their source within the Egmont or Tongariro National Parks and provide a high quality angling experience in a scenic and un-crowded environment. There is little fishing pressure in the region and anglers appreciate the peace and solitude that comes with the fishing.

These pages will keep you up to date with important and timely information about fishing and hunting in the Taranaki region. See the menu to the right for navigation options.

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Taranaki News

Summer hunting for paradise shelduck on offer

For Taranaki game bird hunters who can’t wait for the traditional May start of the hunting season to come around, Fish & Game is laying on some summer hunting opportunities.


Taranaki Reel Life Jan 2017

Regular freshes, persistent westerly winds and even an early dump of snow have conspired to provide great conditions for the trout, but not so flash for the anglers.


Taranaki Reel Life Dec 2016

Streams in ‘great shape’ for angling

While the gaps between freshes are lengthening, Taranaki remains in the grip of a westerly weather pattern, which means plenty of wind and we’ve yet to feel the real heat of summer.


Taranaki Reel Life NOV 2016

A succession of westerly fronts has resulted in Taranaki rivers and streams receiving moderate freshes every few days for much of October and November, and a short-lived peak near the mean annual flood level in mid-November has ensured that all waters are in pristine condition and very fishable.