Useful Information for Anglers Fishing and Travelling in New Zealand

Useful Information for Anglers Fishing and Travelling in New Zealand
Useful Information for Anglers Fishing and Travelling in New Zealand.

Useful Information for Anglers in New Zealand

Fisheries Management
Ministry of Primary Industries – Recreational Sea Fishing: Know the Limits
Ministry of Primary Industries – Fisheries Press Releases
Fish & Game New Zealand – Freshwater Fishing Licenses
D.o.Conservation Whitebait Rules (all NZ except West Coast of the South Island)
D.o.C Whitebaiters Guide to Whitebaiting on the West Coast
D.o.Conservation Taupo Trout Fishing (a separate sports fishing license is required for this region)

Weather Reports and River Flows
Met Service
Twizel Canals Weather Report – Pukaki Airport
Canterbury Weather Updates
River Flows Canterbury

Information for Travellers
Information and Map about Fishing in New Zealand

Fishing Charters
Moeraki Fishing Charters – Moeraki, North Otago
Pelorus Tours – Havelock, Marlborough Sounds
Rodfather Fishing Charters – Kaikoura
Seabird Charters – Nelson

Fishing Guides – South Island
Brent Beadle, Lake Brunner, Westland, South Island
Canterbury Fishing Guides
Ian Cole, Wanaka, Otago, South Island

Fishing Guides – North Island
Ken Drummond Fly Fishing Adventures, Turangi, North Island

Fishing Lodges
Owen River Lodge. Murchison’s award-winning Owen River Lodge

Camping Grounds and Accommodation – Canterbury
Rakaia River Holiday Park & Motels
Rangitata South River Reserve Camping Ground

Fishing Tackle Stores
Fishermans Loft 359 Lincoln Road, Christchurch. Phone 03 338 3131
FishScene Ltd (on-line fishing tackle and fly tying materials). Hataitai, Wellington.
Flyshop NZ (on-line fishing tackle and fly tying materials). Methven, Canterbury. Ph: 0800 379 359
Hunting & Fishing New Zealand
The Complete Angler 484 Cranford Street (Unit 4), Papanui, Christchurch. Phone: 0800 88 264 537

Fishing Clubs
Auckland Freshwater Anglers Club
Canterbury Angler’s Club
Canterbury Coarse Fishing Club
Canterbury Fly Fishing Club
Christchurch Fishing and Casting Club
Gisborne-Tatapouri Fishing-Club
Hamilton Anglers Club
Hutt Valley Angling Club
Kapiti Fly Fishing Club
Manawatu Freshwater Anglers Club
Marlborough Freshwater Anglers Club
Nelson Trout Fishing Club
North Shore Fly Fishers Club
Otago Anglers Association (official club page)
Napier Freshwater Anglers Club Inc
New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers
New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association
North Shore Fly Fishers Club
Rotorua Anglers Club
South Canterbury Anglers Club
Southland Fly Fishing Club
Taupo Fishing Club Inc
Tauranga Sport Fishing Club Inc
Tautuku Fishing Club – Dunedin
Wellington Flyfishers Club
Whakatane Trout Fishing Club

Fishing Tackle New Zealand Wholesalers and Manufacturers
Collins Sports Centre distributes Mansfield sinker moulds and dive weight moulds
Composite Developments
Daiwa New Zealand
Dryline Ltd, manufacturers of quality neoprene waders and accessories
Kilwell Sports New Zealand
McLean Angling New Zealand, Landing Nets
Manic Tackle Project
Penn Fishing New Zealand
Pure Fishing NZ AbuGarcia
Robert A. Conaghan and Alexto Sports
Shimano Fishing New Zealand
Tight Lines
Vaughan Sports

Other Fishing Sites and Useful Information
Australian Fishing Museum Old fishing tackle and angling photographs – must-see website! – Australian Fishing DVD’s, hints and tips, free screensavers and fishing forums
Kaikoura Marine Centre and Aquarium
Rapala Lures VMC, Sufix, Storm, Blue Fox, Williamson
Riley Elliott – Kiwi Shark Scientist, PhD Student, Documentarist, Marine Ambassador, Atlantis Dive Rep.
FREE Tide Tables
Scotty Downriggers See the latest in downriggers and accessories at
Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Tide Tables on your iPhone, Andriod and Tablet



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