A license is required for freshwater fishing in New Zealand but not for saltwater fishing. … Non-residents must purchase a full license for either a day or a year. If you plan to fish for more than a day or two then a full license for the whole season is probably the best value regardless.
Do you need a license to fish in NZ?
You need a licence to fish for sports fish like trout or salmon. You need a different licence in the Taupō district. If you’re a recreational fisher, selling any fish or shellfish you catch is illegal. You can get a sentence of up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 or both.
How much is a fishing Licence in New Zealand?
The NRL Whole Season Licence for adults costs $180, NRLs for juniors (12-17) and children (under 12) cost $34. If you’re a visitor just planning a short fishing trip anywhere from a few hours to a full day, you can buy a One Day Non-Resident Licence for $34 (Adult), or $20 for a junior or child.
How do I get a fishing license in NZ?
In person: Visit any regional Fish & Game office or licence agent (view your local region’s pages to find address and contact details for local licence agents – fishing and outdoor stores, etc).
Do you need a Licence to catch salmon?
The legal position is: If you are fishing in freshwater and using gear that could reasonably be expected to catch sports fish (Trout, Salmon and Perch) you need a valid sports fish licence.
Is it legal to fillet fish at sea?
Note: Filleting at sea is allowed. Fillets must have some skin left on, and be consistent in size as that taken from legal size fish. Recreational vessels remain subject to the Whaleback Cod Spawning Protection Area.
What is New Zealand’s rarest freshwater fish?
The tiny lowland longjaw galaxias (Galaxias cobitinis) is New Zealand’s rarest native fish and is listed as ‘critically endangered’.
What kind of fish can you catch in New Zealand?
NZ Freshwater Fish Database
- Alpine Galaxias.
- Freshwater Eels.
- Atlantic Salmon.
- Australian Longfin Eel.
- Banded Kokopu.
- Bignose Galaxias.
- Black Flounder.
- Black Mudfish.
How many rods can I use on my Licence?
Issued by the Environment Agency (EA), one rod licence covers up to two fishing rods. You’ll need a licence before you fish on any inland waters. This licence, however, does not give you permission to fish anywhere.
How do I purchase a fishing Licence?
Where can I buy my rod fishing licence from?
- From your local Post Office branch.
- From the Environment Agency website.
- By calling the Environment Agency fishing licence service on 0344 800 5386.
Can you upgrade fishing Licence?
Note: You can upgrade your fishing licence by paying the difference in rod licence cost at a Post Office branch.
Are there fish in Lake Rotorua?
Lake Rotorua is an excellent fishery holding very high stocks of both brown and rainbow trout that can be caught on a variety of methods. Open all year it provides ample opportunity for the dedicated angler as well as those seeking to catch their first fish. One of New Zealand’s most prolific trout fishing lakes.
Can you fish in Lake Taupo?
Lake Taupo is one of New Zealand’s premier freshwater fishing destinations and is an internationally renowned trout fishery. Taupo offers superb fishing for large brown and rainbow trout all year: mainly boat fishing in summer and fly fishing in winter.
What size does a fish have to be to keep it?
The minimum size limit is 24 inches fork length (PDF)(opens in new tab), except that up to five fish less than 24 inches fork length may be taken or possessed.
How many fish can you have on a boat?
At present, the only boat limit applies to gemfish (10 fish).
How much are fishing lures?
The most valuable lures are usually made of wood and have glass eyes. Some very rare examples can be worth more than $20,000. Most won’t be nearly that valuable, however, and price out between $25 and several hundred apiece.