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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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Creasy's Column for Reel Life August 2017 - by Hugh Creasy

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“Embrace the cold,” said Harry, “and enjoy the moment.” My snarled reply was unprintable. My left boot was leaking and the cold seeped through my aching limbs.

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Will Spry fishing report, Reel Life August 2017

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Winter seems to be on the way out in the Mackenzie, but fortunately it has been a gentle one for us.

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Martin Langland’s column, Reel Life August 2017

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During May and June, the winter river fishing was the best I’ve ever experienced – maybe due to lower more stable flows, especially in larger rivers.

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Disappointment at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council opposition to Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Orde

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Fish & Game is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is opposing a Water Conservation Order to protect the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers.

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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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Public urged to make submission to protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River

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New Zealanders are being urged to make submissions to ensure Hawkes Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers are protected by a rarely-issued Water Conservation Order.

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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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Fish & Game offers to work with Southland District Council on cycle trail after High Court appeal is

Hamish Carnachan with an upper Oreti River treasure.

Southland Fish & Game is welcoming the Southland District Council withdrawal of its High Court appeal on the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail, and is offering to work with the...

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Creasy's Column - By Hugh Creasy

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The river runs low and slow, murky with algae and slime and giving off an odour of decay.

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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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Long-serving Fish & Game chief executive Bryce Johnson to retire

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The long-serving head of Fish & Game New Zealand Bryce Johnson is retiring.

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Will Spry Fishing Report Mar 2017

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With the late arrival of Summer (deliberate capital S), we have enjoyed some great fishing in the Mackenzie Country.

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NZFFA Report Mar 2017

It’s fair to say that Minister for the Environment, Nick Smith, has had a pretty rough ride lately - his latest proposed freshwater standards have been ridiculed, Federated Mountain...

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‘Thousands’ of trout releases to Rotorua lakes in autumn release programme

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Fish & Game’s autumn releases to re-stock the Rotorua lakes are well underway.

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Trout Population Gets a Boost with Upcoming Releases

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Fish & Game are about to commence a number of fishery enhancement releases over the coming month, including a Trust Power release of 400 adult rainbow trout into the Branch/Leatham Rivers.

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