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Mystery surrounds potential world record trout catch

Anglers on the tekapo canal

Fish and Game is trying to confirm reports of a giant trout – a potential world record – recently caught in the Mackenzie Country hydro canals.

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Ducks by the hundred get ‘blinged up’ for scientific research

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Hundreds of Bay of Plenty ducks are helping scientific research into their populations and habits by getting “blinged up” with bright, shiny bands on their legs.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 17-01-19

WFR1819.37 Hamish Stevens caught this 4lb searun brown from Ashburton River mouth

After providing reports on salmon fishing at the Opihi and Rangitata rivers last week I thought I better do the same for the Waitaki this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 10-01-19

WFR1819.34 Shelton Tipper and his Opihi Salmon from the surf 08 01 2019 credit Paul McLaughlan

It is with pleasure I can share some photos of successful sea-run salmon anglers and their salmon this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 03-01-19

WFR1819.31Jake Hall and his 3.5lb Lake Benmore rainbow trout

We have finally had some great weather and some fishing to match it, waterway conditions are becoming more like what we would expect in late November than early January, that’s...

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Water pollution is now New Zealanders’ Number One Concern

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Pollution of our rivers and lakes is worrying New Zealanders more than any other issue, according to just-released public opinion poll results.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 27/12/18

WFR1819.30 Callum Wood and his catch from the 22nd and 23rd of December

I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday period and have had a cast already.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 20/12/18

WFR1819.27 the area of interest at the Ashburton River mouth for the ECan survey

I’ll summarise the weather forecast and current river conditions for you in this report.

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Catfish confirmed in Lake Rotorua

P5a photo Catfish must be credited DOC Glen MacLean

Catfish have been confirmed in Lake Rotorua in the lead up to Christmas.

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Fish & Game: don’t forget to pack a fishing rod

Lake Mclaren

Holidaymakers planning their Christmas break are being reminded to pack a fishing rod in the car, campervan or caravan to target some trout during the holidays.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life December 2018

By Hugh Creasy

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Will Spry Fishing Report for December 2018

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Mackenzie Country Report

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David Haynes Column for Reel Life December 2018

THE INVISIBLE KIWI ANGLING PROTOCOL

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Graeme Marshall for Reel Life December 2018

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South Canterbury Report

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Holiday Warning – Health Threat Posed By Canterbury Rivers

Fish and Game Photo Sediment gathered from the Ashley River for Testing by Massey University

Scientific testing of popular Canterbury fishing and swimming rivers has produced disturbing findings, including the presence of dangerous disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistant E. coli.

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Fish and Game backs Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Fish and Game is supporting the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for better ways of assessing and looking after freshwater quality.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 13/12/18

WFR1819.24 Finn Stevens display his rare catch a rainbow trout from the Opihi River photo credit H Stevens

I’m back on deck after a week and a bit of family time and fishing.

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Environmental Disaster Unfolding in Southland and South Otago

A Southland stream is dirtied by sediment washed from a poorly prepared crop paddock November 2018 DSC 3547 1

Fish and Game is warning that Southland and South Otago are facing another season of environmental damage and animal welfare issues as farmers continue to flout winter crop growing guidelines.

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‘Jumbo’ trout freed into Lake Rotorua

Fish Game officer Mark Sherburn frees a display pond trout in Lake Rotorua2.

Anglers have been given the chance to chase some “jumbo-size” trout in Lake Rotorua.

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Fish & Game: compensation claims ‘completely false’

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game has strongly refuted as “completely false” a Waikato Times article’s claim that the organisation has been ordered to pay compensation as the result of a court case.

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