Casual fishing.

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    Hi I will be touring NZ ( both islands ) for three weeks arriving 26th Dec and would love to be able to cast a line on any lakes and rivers that I may be passing . Also from rocks and piers as we travel round the coast. Can I buy a licence which will cover this or do I need to buy licences for each place that I wish to fish ? I will be travelling by campervan and am only hoping to catch a few fish to cook on BBQ.

    I am from Scotland and mainly fish in small hill lochs ( lakes ) for small brown trout.

    Any advice would be good.


    For freshwater fishing you will need to buy a license which covers allows you to fish in all areas of New zealand except the Taupo area and some back country rivers.
    You don’t need any license to fish in Saltwater.

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