NZ Fishing Rules mobile app

Access the fishing rules on the go with the NZ Fishing Rules app. Find out the size and bag limits and the fishing restrictions in your area.

Download the free app

With the app, you can:

  • check local fishing rules including legal minimum sizes and maximum catch 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
  • report poachers.

You'll also find videos on how to release undersized fish properly, how to hand measure, and how to find out the sex of crayfish.

If you're going somewhere without cellphone coverage, we recommend that you open the app first. This will ensure you get the latest updates. The app will work even if there's no network.

Download from the Apple App Store
 Download from Google Play

Who to contact

If you have questions about the NZ Fishing Rules app, email

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