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

Toxic algae found in Hawke's Bay's Lake Tutira

An algal bloom sampled in Lake Tutira last week has been found to contain toxic cyanobacteria .... for further information click here 


Fish & Game applauds renewed access to Waikaremoana facilities

Fish and Game and anglers are delighted with recent news from the Te Urewera – Lake Waikaremoana region just prior to the busy festive holiday season. A statement from the Te Urewera Board advises that the Hopuruahine swing bridge that was closed earlier this year has now been re –opened.


Hawkes Bay Reel Life Dec 2015

There are fish to be caught if you take account of summer's falling river levels.


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.