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Otago Council

The Otago Fish & Game Council is one of 12 regional Fish & Game Councils across New Zealand. The Council is made up of 12 members, elected by licence holders every three years. We are responsible for the management of game bird and freshwater fish habitats and populations across the Otago region.

Use the Otago Council links on the right of this page to find our contact details and Council information including meeting agendas and management plans.

2016 Council Meeting Schedule 

Thursday 21 April, Dunedin
Thursday 16 June, Roxburgh
Thursday 18 August, Cromwell
Thrusday 20 October, Dunedin

Otago council News

Chris Dore Fishing Report Oct 2015

The season has kicked off here in the south and overall, fish have been in pretty good condition.


Angler lands large fine for second offence

A Lake Wanaka angler was fined nearly $1200 yesterday (20/8/2015) after being caught fishing without a licence for the second time. His angling gear was also forfeited.


Minister approves 10 year management plan

Otago Fish and Game’s ten year plan that sets out how sports fish and gamebird resources will be managed in Otago received the signature of the Minister of


Otago Reel Life Sep 2014

The health of trout fisheries is related to flow events, with floods and droughts often having a detrimental impact on fish numbers and condition.