Useful Information for Anglers Fishing and Travelling in New Zealand

Useful Information for Anglers in New Zealand

Fisheries Management
> MPI – Recreational Fishing – Know the Limits
> MPI – Fisheries Press Releases
> Fish & Game New Zealand – Freshwater Fishing Licenses
> D.o.Conservation Whitebaits Guide to Whitebaiting published August 2022 Rules
> 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 Watch
> Canterbury Weather Updates
> River Flows Canterbury
> Swellmap – Surf Forecasts for New Zealand 

Information for Travellers
> Information and Map about Fishing in New Zealand

Fishing Charters
> Pelorus Tours – Havelock, Marlborough Sounds
> Rodfather Fishing Charters – Kaikoura
> Seabird Charters – Nelson

Fishing Guides – South Island
> Brent Beadle, Lake Brunner, Westland
> Boothy’s Fishing School Twizel Canals, Canterbury & West Coast
> Canterbury Fishing Guides
> Ian Cole, Wanaka, Otago
> New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association – Find a guide

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 – Cnr SH1 and Rakaia River
> Rangitata South River Reserve Camping Ground

Fishing Tackle Stores

> The Complete Angler 484 Cranford Street (Unit 4), Papanui, Christchurch. Phone: 0800 88 264 537
> Fishermans Loft 359 Lincoln Road, Christchurch. Phone 03 338 3131
> FishScene Ltd (online fishing tackle and fly tying materials). Hataitai, Wellington.
> Flyshop NZ (online fishing tackle and fly tying materials). Methven, Canterbury. Ph: 0800 379 359
> Hunting & Fishing New Zealand 37 great stores nationwide – Find a store near you.   

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
Wakatipu Anglers Club – Queenstown
Whakatane Trout Fishing Club

Fishing Tackle New Zealand Wholesalers and Manufacturers

Composite Developments
Daiwa New Zealand
Kilwell Sports New Zealand
McLean Angling New Zealand, Landing Nets
Manic Tackle Project
Penn Fishing New Zealand
Pure Fishing NZ AbuGarcia
Shimano Fishing New Zealand
Tight Lines
Vaughan Sports

Other Fishing Sites and Useful Information
Alvey Reels Australia Reels, Rods and Accessories
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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Maritime Restricted Radio Operator Course (for VHF & SSB radios), Practical on the Water Training.  Safer Boating for you and your family through education and training. Wayne Christchurch.

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