Fishing license

What kind of fishing license do I need?+

There are two kinds of fishing licenses available for visitors to New Zealand: Fishing One Day License and Non Resident License.

  • A Fishing One Day License costs $20 NZD per day. This is a new license for visitors, giving you flexibility in how many times you want to fish while in New Zealand.
  • A Non Resident License costs $163 for the season (October 1 – September 30) and allows you to fish in backcountry waters. A Non Resident License is necessary if you want to fish in a designated backcountry fishery.