Category: Fishing

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New fishing season: happy anglers, fish biting

Happy days…anglers who turned out for the first day of the new trout fishing season around the North Island were treated to some balmy conditions and hungry fish.

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Wild weather & water worries ahead of the new South Island fishing season

Get out and make the most of favourable conditions early in the new fishing season in the South Island, is the advice from Fish & Game ahead of the 1...

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Anglers asked to 'tell all' on fishing habits

Fish & Game officers are preparing to quiz over 1000 anglers about their fishing habits on Opening Day, as the new fishing season (October 1) – gets underway on the...

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Trout Angling Access Safeguarded For Season Opening

Anglers are being reassured by Fish & Game that access to their favourite fishing spot for the looming trout fishing season has been safeguarded by Parliament under several pieces of...

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Anglers lured to Rotorua lakes with $25,000 trout prize!

The lure of the “big one” has taken on a whole new perspective with Fish & Game’s launch of a major fishing promotion on Rotorua’s lakes offering 25,000 as the...

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Anglers and hunters urged to ‘make their vote count’

Hunters and anglers are being urged to make sure they have their say in how the environment and freshwater fish and game bird resources are managed by voting in the...

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New technology revolutionises field work

From counting trout spawning in Fiordland, to monitoring duck numbers in Nelson, Fish & Game is using new drone technology to transform its field work.

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Better value and more options as 2015-16 Fishing Licences go on sale

Freshwater anglers have a wide range of new freshwater fishing options to choose with Fish & Game’s 2015-16 trout and salmon licences now on sale.

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Fish & Game says launch of new fishing licences offers 'nine ways to catch a fish'

Fish & Game New Zealand is preparing to introduce four new types of fishing licence to provide more choice and flexibility – so both current anglers or newcomers to the...

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Fish & Game Wants Answers Over Taupo Trout Proposal

Fish & Game is meeting the Office of Treaty Settlements to get answers over a controversial proposal to allow Ngati Tuwharetoa to raise trout in Taupo’s existing trout hatchery facilities.

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East coast rivers ‘fire up’ as trout launch into spawning runs

Anglers on the east coast of the North Island are reporting some great fishing as trout settle into their spawning runs.

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Landmark poaching sentence sends 'strong message'

One of two Bay of Plenty men convicted of poaching spawning trout last winter from a stream near Rotorua has received a precedent-setting jail term.

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Fish & Game clamp down on Rotorua stream mouth poachers gets results

Fish & Game officers are confident they’ve made an impact on offending that has been on the rise at some Lake Rotorua stream mouths over recent weeks.

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