Richie Cosgrove

Posts by Richie Cosgrove for 'Reel Life' Newsletter:

Reel Life January 2021

Lake Maraetai action photo Dion Watts

The effects of summer’s high temperatures are being felt around the region, producing predictable, quality trout fishing at many locations.

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Reel Life December 2020

Stephen Flint with a well deserved Hamurana summer brown

Warm, breezy conditions have hit the region (as predicted by NIWA) and this is already affecting fish behavior.

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Reel Life November 2020

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Lake Rotorua’s big browns are on the move into the tributary streams as spring conditions begin to warm the lake.

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Reel Life October 2020

Fish Game officer Anthony vanDorp checks out a fish fromLake Rotoiti

Fish & Game staff spoke to around 650 anglers fishing the Rotorua lakes on the opening day of the trout fishing season (1 October 2020).

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Reel Life September 2020

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The new season is now just around the corner and anticipation for opening day in the Eastern Region is building.

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Reel Life August 2020

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The new fishing season is only five weekends away and your new season fishing licence will unlock the full fishing potential of New Zealand for you to explore.

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Eastern Reel Life November 2019

AA Lake Rotorua brown caught trolling. Image Lakeland Princess Charters 1

Conditions are proving to be ideal for river anglers in the Eastern Fish & Game region currently with moderate flows and warming temperatures putting fish into a feeding mood.

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Nelson Marlborough Reel Life Mar 2017

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Trout flying bright green streamers were released into the Riuwaka River during a day long operation in mid-March. 

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Otago Reel Life Mar 2017

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Calm conditions and clear water through March was welcomed by anglers.

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West Coast Reel Life Mar 2017

Dallas Dowdell with a Nice South Westland Salmon Caught Last Week

Conditions have certainly come right recently, with great fishing available.

Both opportunities for salmon and trout fishing have been excellent this month, as the weather has settled down and the river flows have stabilised.

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North Canterbury Reel Life Mar 2017

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Late March and early April often brings settled weather to the Canterbury region.

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Southland Reel Life Mar 2017


Finally, in a clear patch of weather Southland staff were able to get out and undertake drift diving surveys as part of their annual trout monitoring program.

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Central South Island Reel Life Mar 2017

RLmar17CSI2 box ticked Rhys Adams returned to this river found while hunting

April is the last month of the ‘summer’ fishing season.

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