Choose a species
Select one of the fish or the pāua to find out about that species.
Find more species on our free NZ Fishing Rules app
With the app, you can:
- check local fishing rules (including legal sizes and catch/bag limits)
- find out about areas that are closed to fishing
- check where it's safe to collect shellfish from
- identify fish species and whether they're common in your area
- view the photo gallery
- see scientific names and Māori names
- report poachers.
Maps and stock assessments
Other fish species information
Who to contact
If you have questions about recreational fishing, email firstname.lastname@example.org