Category: Fishing

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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

Early season fishing on the Ngongotaha Stream 2.

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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‘Biggest fish’ pulled from Lake Okataina as new fishing season opens

Lakes open two Allan Vain Te Awamutu

Lake Okataina produced the biggest fish on the first day of the new fishing season, a 3.7kg rainbow trout, but Lake Rotoiti offered the “best conditioned” fish, according to Fish...

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150th anniversary of brown trout in New Zealand

A great West Coast Brown trout

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the introduction of brown trout, a species which has become culturally, environmentally and economically important to New Zealand over that time.

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Veteran angler approaches 70 year milestone

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Veteran Canterbury angler Walter Keenan has been fishing the country’s lakes and rivers for the past 68 seasons – and has all his licences from all those past years to...

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Eager anglers prep for trout season opening

All set for opening...boaties gathered at The Landing Lake Tarawera on the evening before Opening Day.

Tens of thousands of enthusiastic trout anglers are eagerly preparing for the nationwide opening of the sports fishing season this weekend.

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New trout season perfect school holidays opportunity

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The new trout fishing season opens this weekend throughout the country, providing parents with a great family school holiday activity.

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Fish & Game issues ‘timely’ reminder – don’t forget to update your fishing licence

Fish Game Officer Anthony van Dorp inspects anglers licence Stony Point Lake Tarawera2.

Anglers eagerly anticipating the start of the new freshwater fishing season are being reminded not to forget the most important accessory of all – their licence.

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Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life September 2017

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With the new season just a week away as I write this, I find myself day dreaming about other opening days stretching back well over 40 years.

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NZFFA Report for Reel Life September 2017

FISH ON RISE

WATER POLITICS

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Chris Dore column for Reel Life September 2017

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The rivers and streams around the region are in pretty good shape and a recent springtime recce saw mayfly hatching out on a number of smaller waters.

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150 years of brown trout

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October 2017 marks 150 years since brown trout were first introduced to New Zealand.

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Tokoroa ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Competition

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The event will be held on November 3rd, 4th and 5th at Lake Moana-nui in Tokoroa.

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New trout licences on sale!

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Freshwater anglers are eagerly anticipating the start of the new trout and salmon fishing season with Fish & Game’s 2017-18 licences now on sale.

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