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The land downstream of Toa Bridge on the Waipa River is primarily private until you reach the council metal pit (three kilometres below the bridge).
The warm hot weather has pushed fish to higher elevations where they can find cool, oxygenated water.
Freedom Day has come at last and as a special treat, we have made a list of the top picks for fishing if you are driving south for the summer holidays.
About 80% of anglers that fish our King Country streams have been in lockdown for months, so it is an excellent time for Waikato anglers to take a road trip south.
We would like to start this Reel Life with a huge thank you to Auckland anglers for doing their part to keep our country safe.
The excitement of hooking a fish on opening morning never gets old; that rewarding feeling of taking the hook out to watch them swim away can change your entire mindset.
Winter fishing on the Waikato is in full swing and there have been good reports of browns being caught from Mercer to Karapiro Dam.
The annual Lake Arapuni Fishing Competition was a huge success for participants and Fish & Game.
The 27th annual Lake Arapuni Fishing Competition will be held at Bulmer’s landing starting at 6 am Saturday the 20th of March with the prize draw at 2:30 pm on...
Fish & Game staff have just completed a drift dive survey of the lower Whakapapa River near Owhango and found a record number of large rainbows in the river.
Although there were low numbers of juvenile fish detected in some streams last year the reduced pressure has allowed for an increase in the size and number of larger fish...
The early December rain has kept river temperatures cool and most rivers are going to be in great shape for the summer holidays so don’t forget your rod.
The Whakapapa intake road has been closed after the Crown and the Whanganui Land Settlement Negotiation Trust signed an Agreement in Principle that included the Landcorp farm on the Whakapapa...
The Auckland Regional Council has received a large amount of funding to remove pest fish and has proposed a perch removal plan from a handful of Auckland Lakes including Lake...
The initial consultation about safety improvements to the Awakino Gorge Highway with the NZ Transport Agency did not go well.
Fish & Game Staff have been investigating the impact of the Lake Otamangakau discharge into the upper Wanganui River.
The Lake Arapuni Fishing Contest is still going strong after 25 years.
This question normally provokes an “it depends” response from experienced anglers.
Last season the browns were moving into small tributary streams and by late April they will be migrating upstream in preparation for spawning.
In this month’s Reel Life article, field officer Cohen Stewart interviews retired fishing guide and honorary ranger Len Prentice to find out how the average angler can make their fishing...
Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.
With February air temperatures peaking at 33OC at the airport, it was nice to receive some decent rain in the middle of the month to give the rivers a good...
The weather has been less than ideal recently but the heat has brought out the cicadas – and the trout that feed on them.
As mentioned in previous Reel Life articles, there have been isolated increases in mouse populations in some parts of Southland.
As I write this report, the East Coast rivers in Canterbury have peaked in flood, with flows higher than seen for some time.
Lake Rotorua’s shoreline fishery has been slow to get underway this summer due to cooler and windier than normal conditions.
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