Tag: Fresh Water

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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 02/12/2021

WFR2122.25 Geoff Clarke and his gigantic 17.5 pound sockeye salmon credit Dennis Laplanche

The canals have produced another potential world record sports fish!

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Band-Aid Won’t Heal Canterbury’s Water Woes

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Fish & Game says Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) recent amendments to planning provisions are nothing more than a “band-aid solution” to critical overallocation and pollution of the region’s waterways.

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November is the month for anglers to explore!

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Anglers across the South Island have been counting down the days until November for the opening of some spectacular fisheries.

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DRAFT SPORTS FISH AND GAME MANAGEMENT PLAN

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In compliance with Section 17M of the Conservation Act 1987, the Council hereby gives notice that the Draft Central South Island Sports Fish and Game Management Plan is available for...

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2021 Fish & Game Election Results

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Anglers and hunters across New Zealand have had their say, and the results are now in for the 2021 Fish & Game Election.

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Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day

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Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – CSI- 30-09-2021

WFR2122.03 the Opihi River was in great order for spin and bait fishing 2 days before Opening Day 2021 Credit R Adams

The weather is looking superb for the start of the season tomorrow, Friday, October 1!

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Fish & Game to work collaboratively with high-country farmers in North Canterbury

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Fish & Game, in collaboration with Canterbury high-country farmers, New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association, Rakaia River Promotions and ECan, have secured funding from the Ministry for the Environment for a...

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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

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To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...

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Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?

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Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health.

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Huge Boost for Wetland Restoration

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island -11-11-2020

WFR2021.18 Kai Penei 4.5 y o with his Lake Heron salmon Credit Dean Rattray

It’s Canterbury Anniversary on Friday and our high country waters are back open for “business”.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 05-11-2020

WFR2021.15Anglers targetting salmon from the South Bank of Lake Heron on opening day of the 2019 high country fishing season credit Rhys Adams

At 0001 hours on Saturday the 7th of November, the high country season kicks-off at so many of our iconic fisheries.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island-08-10-2020

WFR2021.05 Harry Murphy left and Levi Julian fishing the Waitaki on Opening Morning credit R Adams 1

This week’s report was written well ahead of time, so I’ll leave this coming weekend’s weather and water level forecasting to you.

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Endangered Eels find refuge in hunter-created wetlands

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Southland Fish and Game research has revealed just how important hunter-created wetlands are for our native fish species.

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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Licence photo competition winner announced

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A stunning late afternoon photo of a boy and his uncle fishing has won the inaugural Fish & Game NZ Fishing Licence photo competition.

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Canal trout research underway

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A joint project between Meridian, NIWA and Central South Island Fish & Game is underway on the hydro canals near Twizel.

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