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 2015

Plenty birds - great season ahead

This game bird season in our region should be a cracker!

At this stage, your maimai should be pegged and your preparations well underway.


Hawke's Bay Reel Life Mar 2015

Cyclone Pam has come and gone, and while she only slightly filled the rivers, the extra flow has been enough to flush away the summer growth of weed.


Hawkes Bay Reel Life Feb 2015

The song of cicadas, the squeal of a reel  

The temperatures are hot and the cicadas are singing – which means there’s bound to be great fishing! So why not keep cool by wading knee high with a rod in your hands?  


"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.