West Coast Region

The West Coast Fish and Game Region extends from Kahurangi point, north of Karamea, to Awarua point south of Haast. In between lies some 2m hectares, much of it in wilderness. With the pressures of modern life, increasing numbers of anglers rate isolation, peace and solitude almost as highly as the opportunity to fish for wild trout.

Although the West Coast climate is not generally suited to upland gamebirds the Region abounds with habitat for species that require wetlands. Grey and mallard duck, shoveler, Paradise shelduck and Pukeko are the predominant species. Good opportunities also exist for Canada goose hunting.

These pages will keep you up to date with important and timely information about fishing and hunting in the West Coast region. See the menu to the right for more navigation options.




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West Coast News

West Coast Reel Life FEB 2017

Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.


West Coast Reel Life JAN 2017

Much of the holiday season has seen El Nino style weather patterns, bringing large amounts of wet weather to the Coast over the past month.


Stricken Salmon farm gets a special Christmas delivery

Smiles beamed from the faces of the owners and staff at the Paringa Salmon Farm café recently when two loads of replacement fish were delivered by Fish & Game staff.


West Coast Reel Life DEC 2016

Despite wet early summer conditions across much of the country, West Coast Rivers have been flowing at fishable levels for much of this month. As we get close to the Christmas holiday break, hopefully suitable flows will combine with fine summer weather.