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.

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Hawke's Bay News

Hawke's Bay Both Barrels Apr 2014

Hunters in the region have dusted off their decoys, organised their maimais, and excitement levels are rising over what’s shaping up to be a good hunting season.


Hawke's Bay Reel Life Mar 2014

After a long dry spell with the rivers low, the recent rain that came off the tail end of Cyclone Lusi was most welcome.


Hawke's Bay Reel Life Feb 2014

Time flies and February has been a great month for fishing. Short periods of rain have ensured that rivers and streams have remained fishable with plenty of people taking advantage of the increased opportunities following rain events. Cicadas are well and truly singing in the trees in their thousands, as midge hatches are slowly falling off.


Hawke's Bay Reel Life Jan 2014

The rivers have been in great fishing condition for the holiday break – with some anglers forced to compete with swimmers trying to cool off on hot summer days.