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 May 2016

Don’t stow your fishing gear just yet…


Otago Reel Life Apr 2016

The lower reaches of Otago’s coastal rivers are very low at present, in particular the Taieri, Shag and Waikouaiti so the hardy angler still has a few opportunities to make the most of the Autumn weather.


Otago Reel Life Mar 2016

Catch ‘em in the mouth!

The next four weeks are the perfect time to target stream mouths on the big central Otago lakes.


Overseas visitors sent ‘polite’ message on fishing rules

Fish & Game Otago has sent a polite reminder to overseas visitors – if you plan to trout fish, you need a licence.