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Reel Life November 2023

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The Blue Springs Walkway has been closed by the District Council due to a slip blocking the upper car park and causing safety issues at the Whites Road car park...

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Reel Life October 2023

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Staff have just been in the field and our rivers are in good shape ahead of the long weekend.

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Reel Life September 2023

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Our rivers are in great shape and opening day is just around the corner, so it is time to start planning.

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Reel Life August 2023

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It took only 17 minutes for the first licence to be sold last Thursday when the new season’s licences went on sale at midnight.

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Reel Life April 2023

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Twenty-one-year-old Ollie Bassett won the National Fly Fishing River Championships held on the Whanganui River on April 15th and 16th.

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Reel Life March 2023

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Although large floods don’t often kill fish, catastrophic 100-year events can wipe out lowland fisheries.

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Reel Life February 2023

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Our rivers have taken a hammering, but the bad weather came late enough in the year that most fish will survive and our rivers are clearing up fast.

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Reel Life January 2023

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The summer has finally arrived, and due to poor conditions this spring and early summer, fish are hungry and aggressively feeding.

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Reel Life December 2022

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Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game would like to thank all of you who took the time to fill in our media survey.

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Reel Life November 2022

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Every brown trout in the Waikato River will be migrating in the next month

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Reel Life October 2022

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This is the time of year to go low; many of our large brown trout have migrated to the lower reaches of local rivers to feed while.

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Reel Life September 2022

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Hopefully, you have had time to plan out your opening weekend.

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Welcome to the first Reel Life issue of the 2022/23 fishing season

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Your new season fishing licence will unlock the wonderful New Zealand rivers and lakes to you for a fishing season that is looking awesome.

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Reel Life April 2022

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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).

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Reel Life March 2022

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Reel Life February 2022

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The warm hot weather has pushed fish to higher elevations where they can find cool, oxygenated water.

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Reel Life January 2022

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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.

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Reel Life December 2021

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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.

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Reel Life November 2021

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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.

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Reel Life October 2021

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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.

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Reel Life September 2021

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Winter fishing on the Waikato is in full swing and there have been good reports of browns being caught from Mercer to Karapiro Dam.

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Reel Life March 2021

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The annual Lake Arapuni Fishing Competition was a huge success for participants and Fish & Game.

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Reel Life February 2021

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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...

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Auckland/Waikato Reel Life January 2020

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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...

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Auckland/Waikato Reel Life December 2019

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.

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Auckland/Waikato Reel Life October 2019

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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...

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Auckland/Waikato Reel Life September 2019

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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...

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Auckland/Waikato Reel Life August 2019

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The initial consultation about safety improvements to the Awakino Gorge Highway with the NZ Transport Agency did not go well.

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Auckland/Waikato Reel Life December 2018

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This question normally provokes an “it depends” response from experienced anglers.

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Auckland/Waikato Reel Life April 2017

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Last season the browns were moving into small tributary streams and by late April they will be migrating upstream in preparation for spawning.

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Southland Reel Life FEB 2017

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...

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West Coast Reel Life FEB 2017

Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.

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Hawke’s Bay Reel Life Feb 2017

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...

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Auckland / Waikato Reel Life Feb 2017

The weather has been less than ideal recently but the heat has brought out the cicadas – and the trout that feed on them.

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Southland Reel Life JAN 2017

As mentioned in previous Reel Life articles, there have been isolated increases in mouse populations in some parts of Southland.

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North Canterbury Reel Life Jan 2017

As I write this report, the East Coast rivers in Canterbury have peaked in flood, with flows higher than seen for some time.

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Eastern Reel Life Jan 2017

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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Otago Reel Life JAN 2017

It’s fair to say that the summer holiday period has been severely interrupted by some abysmal weather over the past month and leading up to the New Year.

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