Category: Fishing

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Auckland school pupils invited to help 'Daisy the Fish Dispersal Labrador' at Fish & Game’s ‘offbeat

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Holidaying school pupils are invited to Auckland’s Lake Pupuke for some school holiday entertainment of a very different sort – the chance to help ‘Daisy the fish dispersal Labrador' with...

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Fish for Winter Trout

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But check the weather forecast first.

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Health warnings issued for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai

A health warning has been issued for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai as routine monitoring results provided by Waikato Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae.

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Canterbury Lakes re-open for fishing after MPI gives all clear

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Canterbury’s high country lakes have been re-opened to trout angling after the Ministry of Primary Industries gave the all clear.

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Fish & Game tips some ‘hot’ fishing in tune with the weather

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Fish & Game says some “hot” freshwater fishing reports are coming in, right on cue for the holiday season.

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Fishing tips for the holiday season

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Rotorua’s trout fishing is renowned around the world, attracting thousands of visitors hoping to catch one of the region’s magnificent rainbow or brown trout.

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‘Look after the trout you catch,’ says Fish & Game

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With the summer fishing season now underway, Fish & Game has launched an initiative to educate anglers on how to properly look after trout they catch.

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Weekly Fishing Report– Central South Island Region: 08-12-2017

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For the coming weekend the biggest weather feature will be a westerly front running up the West Coast on Saturday and that might spill a bit of rain into the...

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Trout boost for eastern hydro lakes

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Fish & Game officers have made their annual trek from Rotorua to two small hydro lakes south of Waikaremoana to boost the local fish stocks.

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Lower Ruamahanga fishery firing

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Anglers from across the wider Wellington region are flocking to the lower Ruamahanga to hook into some of the best trout fishing action the region has seen in years.

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Sanford praised by Fish & Game for fishing halt in Salmon Conservation Area

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One of New Zealand’s biggest fishing companies, Sanford, is being praised by Fish & Game for halting operations near Banks Peninsula to avoid catching salmon.

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Thumbs up for anglers

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Anglers who turned out at first light this morning to fish renowned Rotorua trout streams that re-opened, have been given a big thumbs up by Fish & Game officers.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 1st December 2017

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, we have been blessed with some fantastic weather for the last two weeks.

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Issue with Canterbury Lake

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Fish & Game wants to draw your attention to the closure to all fishing in two Canterbury lakes, Lake Grasmere and Lake Sarah.

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Rotorua streams known for ‘superb brown trout’ set to open

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Anglers are getting set for some of the country’s “finest brown trout fishing” as Rotorua streams re-open for summer.

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Weekly Fishing report - North Canterbury 24-11-2017

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The larger snow fed rivers have not seen a fresh for two weeks and are in great condition for salmon fishing at the moment, with confirmed catches from the Rakaia...

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‘More trout for anglers’ at Lake McLaren and Ruahihi Canal

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Bay of Plenty anglers will soon have a few hundred more trout to target on their back doorstep.

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Anglers warned they face ‘last ditch’ battle to save wild salmon

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Anglers have been warned they are now in a last-ditch battle to save New Zealand’s wild salmon population.

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Declining wild salmon population prompts Fish & Game symposium

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Fish & Game is organising a two day symposium to discuss the South Island’s troubled wild salmon fishery.

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Catch a fish this Labour Weekend!

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Labour weekend holiday makers are being encouraged to use the break to get out fishing and try catching a trout or salmon for the family dinner table.

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