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2019 GAME SEASON BALLOT FOR HUNTING STANDS

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Applications will be received from licenced game hunters, up to 5:00 pm on Thursday 7th March 2019 for the occupation of hunting stands on Council controlled properties at: Wainono Reserve,...

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“A great day for outdoor lovers, conservation and the environment” - Fish and Game welcomes the halt

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Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s move to end tenure review of the South Island high country, saying the controversial process has cost New Zealanders dearly.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 14-07-19

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We are due for a southerly front to blast up the country tonight. In terms of rain it looks like the main divide may receive a meaningful rain event and...

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Angling events 2018-19

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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Eastern Fish & Game seeks angler feedback

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Fish & Game is appealing to trout anglers for information about their fishing trips in the Eastern Region that includes the Rotorua lakes.

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Central South Island Weekly Fishing Report 8 Feb 2019

Hamish Stevens with a hand full of juvenile trout from a Lake Opuha Tributary Photo R Adams

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been spending a fair chunk of our time electric fishing waterways around our region in the search for juvenile salmon and trout.

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Protecting New Zealand’s Threatened Wetlands on World Wetlands Day

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The public is being encouraged to buy a specially commissioned wildlife habitat stamp to mark World Wetlands Day, with funds raised from sales being used to protect New Zealand’s fast-disappearing...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 31-01-19

WFR1819.40After a wet summer the Hakataramea River is still holding flow at Wrights Crossing credit R Adams

The weather will provide an opportunity to get out for a fish this weekend. A front is whipping through the region on Friday, but a calm weekend is forecast.

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Hunters Score Conservation Win With Marlborough Wetland Restoration

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The contribution hunters have made to saving and restoring Marlborough’s largest surviving lowland freshwater wetland is being highlighted to mark 2019 World Wetlands Day.

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Be Careful Where You Escape From The Heatwave Fish & Game Warns

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As New Zealand swelters though this week’s heatwave, people are being warned to be careful where they cool off with nearly 200 rivers, lakes and streams classed as unsafe for...

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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life January 2019

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Mackenzie Country Report

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David Haynes Column for Reel Life Jan 2019

CATCH AND RELEASE – THE NEW RELIGION

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Graeme Marshall fishing report for Reel Life January 2019

Marshall Jan 19 UK based Kiwi Jamaine Andersen withy his first trout a 19lb rainbow. AorakiMt Cook in the background

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life January 2019

By Hugh Creasy

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Kiwis want tougher water quality rules to protect rivers from polluters

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Over 80 percent of New Zealanders want tougher rules to protect rivers, lakes and streams from pollution.

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Working with nature reaps rewards for farmers

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The awards are given each year to farmers who have made an effort to protect the environment.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 24-01-19

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In last week's fishing report, I mentioned that a 55lb brown trout was said to have been caught at the canals recently.

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Dairy farmer’s ‘pretty special’ trout rod from Fish & Game

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A Waikato dairy farmer and keen angler has won a handcrafted fly rod from Fish and Game – and he knows exactly how to use it.

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Mystery surrounds potential world record trout catch

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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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