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

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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

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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

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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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'Last chance' to grab fine weather boat fishing

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Anglers are being urged to "grab the last chance" to fish one or more of Rotorua’s three iconic lakes before they close to boaties this weekend for the rest of...

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Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life May 2017

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With only some high country lakes open for fishing during the month of May there is not a lot to report on.

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Martin Langlands column for Reel Life May 2017

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Anybody who knows me understands how much I enjoy the winter season, its a time when each and every river experience is very meaningful.

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David Haynes column for Reel Life May 2017

Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 8 June in Rotorua. We are grateful to Eastern Region Fish & Game for the use of their meeting rooms and encourage all...

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Chris Dore column for Reel Life May 2017

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June's never an easy month for fishing here in the Queenstown area, with browns well and truly in their spawning 'no go' areas for the rainbows, for the most part...

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Fish & Game criticise “act of wanton vandalism”

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Central South Island Fish & Game Region Chief Executive Jay Graybill is condemning an attack on a Mackenzie Country salmon farm as “an act of wanton vandalism” and is urging...

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NZFFA Report Apr 2017

If you like jokes, I’ve got an even better one than 90% of rivers being swimmable by 2040.

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Auckland trout – a unique school holiday activity on offer

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Here’s a school holiday activity with a real difference – watching and helping Fish & Game stocking Lake Pupuke on Auckland’s North Shore with catchable trout.

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