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Time’s running out - have your say on protecting trout!

Opening Ocxt 2018 jigging off Red Beach Lake Tarawera.

Fish & Game is calling on anglers, as a deadline approaches, to step up their efforts to ensure trout and angling are protected from the controversial Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish)...

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Boost for fish stocks at Lake McLaren near Tauranga

FG Brittney Stuck from Pennsylvania helps release fish at Lake McLaren

Fish & Game has released hundreds of young trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimai ranges near Tauranga – to boost the fishing stocks for...

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Otago Fish & Game Officer vacancy

Otago Fish & Game Council is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the management of sports fish (trout & salmon) and game birds (primarily waterfowl) and their habitats, in the recreational...

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Fish for Gold angler ‘lucky several times over’ in his catch

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The only angler to catch an orange tagged trout in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” has described just how lucky he was to catch the special trout.

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Children's chance to catch a rainbow trout!

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The next “kids fish out” will be held at the Ngongotaha hatchery near Rotorua on Sunday, November 11th.

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Angler catches orange tag trout in ‘fishy lucky dip'

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An angler has caught the first trout with an orange tag in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” – stoking up interest in the hunt for a fish worth $10,000.

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“The wait is over” Fish & Game welcomes Government’s plan to improve water quality

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Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s just announced plan to tackle water quality, saying such action is well overdue.

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Hunters ‘win big time’ for sending in duck band details

Scott Fraser from Waikato Hunting Fishing hands Alan Betschart his prizes.

Helping Fish & Game’s research has “paid off big time” for five game bird hunters who’ve each been rewarded with a $600 Hunting & Fishing prize package – for returning...

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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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Big fish mark the opening of the new trout season on Rotorua’s lakes

Opening Oct gotcha moment on Lake Tarawera.

Rotorua’s reputation for quality trout fishing has been reinforced with this week’s start of the new fishing season which has seen trout of nearly five kilograms landed.

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Manawatu teen quacks the duck calling top spot

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A Manawatu teen has swept the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships in Taupo, winning all four categories he entered.

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Anglers big day out

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Trout anglers’ big day arrives with the start of the new fishing season

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New Zealand’s top youth shooters compete in Canterbury

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Students from around the country have converged on Canterbury for this year’s annual New Zealand Secondary Schools Clay Target Championships.

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Fish & Game reminder - deadline looms for $10k trout entries

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Anglers and their families have been reminded to “get in quick” if they want to hook an orange-tagged trout worth a cool $10,000 – one of 30 very special fish...

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life September 2018

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South Canterbury Report

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Perfect combo - school holidays & new trout fishing season

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The opening of the new trout fishing season and the beginning of the school holidays is providing the perfect combination for a great family activity over coming weeks.

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Families all set to fish hard as lakes re-open

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Anglers, along with their families and friends are getting set to try and hook some of Rotorua’s legendary rainbow and brown trout.

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David Haynes column for Reel Life September 2018

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I came across the following article in Australian Fly Life magazine in 1992.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life September 2018

At last the river has cleared, but still it runs high from snowmelt in the ranges.

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Chris Dore Fishing Report for Reel Life September 2018

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A decent winter in the south has left a reasonable snow pack and aquifers topped up, but with a warm spring in the forecast, how long this will maintain river...

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