Hawke's Bay Region

The Hawke’s Bay Region is a hunting and fishing paradise with four major rivers creating endless opportunities to land a fearsome fighting trout or bag a wiley and crafty game bird. The Hawke’s Bay Region involves the wilderness and excitement of the Kaweka and Ruahine ranges where all our major rivers orginate from before meandering through the rolling foot hills and out onto the flat and lush plains that make up what is known as the sunny Hawke’s Bay.

Our lands are full of diversity with scrubby river margins bordered by vineyards and orchards creating ideal upland game habitat, large braided or smaller channelled rivers full of fighting trout and wetlands of all shapes, sizes and types creating ideal habitat for waterfowl.  The region is blessed with great access to all the major rivers and most are no more than an hours drive from the main centres.

To learn more about what our wonderful region has to offer for both hunter and angler continue to scroll through the links to the right and you’ll find plenty of information to assist you in your quest for a successful hunt or fish. See the menu to the right for navigation options.

Wetland Creation: Hawke's Bay Fish & Game are always keen to help those who are interested in creating new wetlands or enhance existing ones. No matter whether you are seeking advice on dam construction, consent processes, planting, fencing or funding, we are always keen to offer our support and expertise. Please contact us for more information.

Anglers' Notice for 2017-2018: Hawke's Bay Region Fish & Game Council are now beginning the process of examining the Anglers Notice for the upcoming 2017-18 season. If you have any suggestons for changes to the Anglers Notice, please write in with the current rule, the suggested change and rationale for the change. All correspondence to be addressed to Mark Venman, Regional Manager, PO Box 7345, Taradale 4141.Intial discussions will be held at the next council meeting 14th February 2017 @ 6pm.You are cordially invited to attend this meeting @ The Game Farm 22 Burness Road.

Pattening your Gun

The patterning sheets are on sale at the Hawkes Bay Fish & Game office -dozen sheets for $10.00




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Hawke's Bay News

Hawke’s Bay Reel Life Feb 2017

With February air temperatures peaking at 33OC at the airport, it was nice to receive some decent rain in the middle of the month to give the rivers a good flush and increase flows.


New manager for Hawke’s Bay Fish & Game

The Hawke’s Bay Fish and Game Council has appointed Mark Venman as Regional Manager for the Hawke’s Bay region.


Hawke’s Bay Reel Life Jan 2017

December and early January have seen many rivers running low and clear as we progress through the hot summer months here in the Hawke’s Bay.


Hawke's Bay Reel Life Dec 2016

Many rivers are running low and clear with the warm weather which can make for some easily spooked fish, but there are some good reports of fish rising during the day.