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.

Environmental Officer vacancy:  Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Environmental Officer to join our team based in Hamilton.  A job description can be found here.   The advertisment for the vacancy is here.

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 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.

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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.

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Lake Pupuke reopens

Fish & Game says it is pleased to confirm that Lake Pupuke has reopened to fishing following last month’s diesel spill.

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Lake Pupuke fishery closure

Fish and Game advises a voluntary closure of Lake Pupuke due to a diesel spill

Fish & Game are advising trout anglers not to fish at Lake Pupuke temporarily due to a diesel spill. 

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