The fish licence-equivalent figures do not reflect how often the licences are used, or the average catch per angler.
Data excludes licences for the Taupō fishery, which are issued by the Department of Conservation.
From the dataset Environmental Reporting: Fish licences issued by Fish and Game 1980/81 to 2013/14 seasons, this data was extracted:
Provided: 238 data points
Dataset originally released on:
September 29, 2015
Purpose of collection
Fish licences issued by Fish & Game New Zealand provide an indication of recreational fishing activity at freshwater locations around the country.
Method of collection/Data provider
Fish & Game issues fishing licences for adults, families, young adults, and juniors, for whole or part seasons. A whole fishing season runs from 1 October to 30 September. Each type of licence costs a different amount.
Fish & Game converts all the types of licence sold each year to an equivalent number of adult whole-season licences. To do this, it divides the total cost of all licences issued by the cost of an adult whole-season licence. (For example, the cost of a junior whole-season licence is 20 percent of an adult whole-season licence.)