Some areas in Christchurch and Canterbury have fishing restrictions. It may be a specified restriction such as Pohatu Marine Reserve or the Akaroa Marine Reserve, or a restriction for certain species or times of the year you may fish.
Read the Department of Conservation(external link) and Fish and Game rules(external link) around protected areas. Contact the Ministry for Primary Industries(external link) or North Canterbury Fish and Game(external link) for further information.
The following areas are available for fishing but certain restrictions may apply.