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

Hawkes Bay Reel Life Feb 2015

The song of cicadas, the squeal of a reel  


"Good Day for the Environment" - Fish & Game wins Ruataniwha Dam High Court Appeal

Fish & Game and its environmental allies have won their High Court appeal against the way the Board of Inquiry into the Ruataniwha Dam made decisions.


Hawke's Bay Reel Life Nov 2014

It’s that time of year again when the mercury rises and fishing becomes most enjoyable – with warm water lapping at your legs and the warmth of the sun on your back.


Hawke's Bay Reel Life Oct 2014

Anglers swarmed over Hawke's Bay’s rivers over the first week of the new season.