Otago Region

Fish & Game New Zealand’s Otago region extends from Shag Point on the South Island’s East Coast south to The Brothers Point in the Catlins area. The region runs inland to include the whole of both the Clutha and Taieri River catchments as well as a number of smaller coastal river catchments such as the Catlins, Tahakopa, Tokomairiro, Waikouaiti and Shag.

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

Otago fishing News

Otago Reel Life Dec 2016

Not every angler has a boat and in all honesty that’s probably good as the main holiday destinations become crowded and district councils put under pressure to deal with the overload at boat launching sites and increased demand for vehicle parking.


Otago Reel Life Nov 2016

Unsettled conditions have made it difficult for anglers but the fishing has remained good.


Unlocking the secrets of sea-run brown trout

Fish & Game are asking anglers to keep the heads of brown trout caught in Otago rivers open to the sea in support of an Otago University investigation of sea-run brown trout migration patterns.


Otago Reel Life OCT 2016

The season opening for Otago anglers was well supported by fine conditions and some excellent fishing opportunities, with many saying it was the most pleasant opening period in several years.