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

Taranaki Reel Life Dec 2016

Streams in ‘great shape’ for angling


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.


Taranaki Reel Life Oct 2016

Taranaki rivers and streams have, for the most part, been fishable since the opening of the new season.


Taranaki Reel Life Sep 2016

Taranaki Fish & Game staff are tipping local trout streams to be in good condition when the new fishing season opens on Saturday October 1, 2016