Auckland / Waikato Region

The Auckland/Waikato Region offers a wide diversity of freshwater fishing opportunities with many lake, river and back country fisheries, most with easy access and high scenic values. The Waikato/Hauraki area is also known as the country's ‘Duck Factory.’ Those living in the Auckland/Waikato region have ready access to the best waterfowl hunting in the country – most of it within an hour’s drive of Auckland City.

These pages  will keep you up to date with important and timely infomation relating to hunting and fishing in the Auckland / Waikato region. See the menu to the right for navigation options.

Regional boundaries: The map below provides access details and also shows regional Fish & Game boundaries (different background shades).  A map of the the northern Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game  boundary is also available here.  Detailed maps of the northern and southern boundaries are also available, please contact the regional office.

Auckland / Waikato Map

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Auckland / Waikato News

Auckland / Waikato Reel Life Oct 2016

Many of us were safe at home on opening weekend this year due to torrential rains, but now it’s time to get out there!


Auckland / Waikato Reel Life Sep 2016

Waikato Lakes can be fished year round but in terms of water temperature the best shore fishing is probably during the cooler months (now).


Auckland / Waikato Reel Life Aug 2016

Lake Pupuke ‘all go’ for Auckland anglers

Auckland anglers – a reminder that your own North Shore spot, Lake Pupuke, is fishable again after an oil spill in June.


Auckland / Waikato Both Barrels Jul 2016

The mallard, grey and shoveler seasons are now but a memory, and even parries and black swan are off limits with their seasons over.