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 Reel Life Nov 2015

As spring gives way to summer, the main Hawke’s Bay Rivers are starting to produce some quality fish.


Hawke's Bay Reel Life Oct 2015

Better times in store for Hawke's Bay anglers

The opening of the trout fishing season in Hawkes Bay was disrupted by torrential rain in late September – but things are now looking far more promising.


Hawke's Bay Reel Life Sep 2015

Angling opportunities abound in Hawke’s Bay 


Hawke's Bay Both Barrels Jun 2015

The Hawke’s Bay season is well under way and the fair weather has been good for those chasing pheasants and paradise duck but not so good for hunting mallards.