A full year
licence is valid for one year from 1 October until the end of September
the following year.
This licence is available to all whole season
and family licence holders. It can be obtained from licence agencies
or the Fish & Game office at no extra cost. For more details,
Fish & Game website.
Fishing licence fees: 2012-2013 season
Adults (18+ years):
Whole season $120; winter $70; 24 hour $23
Junior (12-17 yearson
Whole season $24; winter $14; 24 hour $7
Child (under 12 years on
All licences are free
Family (2 adults and up to 5
children and/or juniors):
Whole season: $156
Where to buy a Fish & Game licence
You can buy a Fish & Game licence:
To buy or renew an licence online you will need:
- your existing licence
- your credit card.
Then go to
Fish & Game online licencing
Your licence will be posted to you anywhere in
New Zealand but you can print the details and use it straight away
(provided the season has started).
Back-country licences 2011-2012
Because of high use, a back country licence,
at no extra cost, is also required for some rivers.
- Caples River
- Greenstone River (for which a controlled
fishery licence is also required)
- Upper Lochy River catchment
Country Licences for further details.