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How do you breed 100,000 trout?

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Fish & Game’s hatchery is in full swing again in the production of up to 100,000 fish for release into Rotorua and other North Island lakes.

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Children's Fishing Ngongotaha 2018

The children’s fishing programme dates at the Ngongotaha hatchery for the 2018 season are: 12 August 20189 September 20187 October 201811 November 2018

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Anglers urged to 'make most' of last days of boat fishing

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Anglers are being reminded this week provides the last chance to get out and fish three of Rotorua’s most popular lakes before they close to boaties for the rest of...

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Timidity undermines Land and Water Forum Report when boldness required

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Fish & Game is disappointed with the just-released Land and Water Forum report, saying it’s too timid and fails to provide answers on improving water quality.

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Great’ fishing on offer in Rotorua lakes – as spawning runs in some lakes hit record levels

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Anglers are being urged to get into some “terrific” fishing on the Rotorua lakes – after reports of excellent catches and record spawning runs underway.

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“A Good Start’ - Government’s New Tourism Levy Welcomed

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Fish and Game is backing the government’s proposed levy on overseas visitors, saying it is a good start to tackling the growing pressure on New Zealand’s back country.

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Return your duck band details for the chance to ‘win big’

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Game bird hunters – return your duck band details and you could win a terrific “double prize” of a top quality duck hunting jacket plus a six-pack of state of...

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Check, clean and dry to combat ‘lake snow’

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Fish & Game is urging its licenceholders to check, clean and dry their angling and hunting equipment to help combat the North Island spread of the algae which causes lake snow.

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Queens Birthday Honour for Environmental Champion

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“A champion for the environment” – Fish & Game says Bryce Johnson’s Queen’s Birthday honour is “richly deserved”

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“Fair go For Kiwis” - Fish & Game Supports DoC New Charging Policy

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Fish & Game is supporting the Department of Conservation’s new policy of charging overseas visitors more for using huts and campsites on the Great Walks.

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Meet the future - what water samples can tell us about trout and salmon

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Imagine being able to scoop water out of a river and tell if fish live upstream, what species they are and if they’re reproducing?

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Budget’s Environmental Commitments Welcome

Fish and Game is welcoming the budget, saying it signals a solid intention to turn around years of environmental degradation.

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“Well done” – Fish & Game congratulates farm environment award winners

Fish & Game is congratulating the winners of recent farming awards, saying they are leading the way in showing the agriculture industry that it is possible to look after the...

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Dairy Industry Review ‘confused and contradictory’

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Fish & Game says the Agriculture Minister’s just-announced review of the dairy industry legislation is “confused and contradictory.”

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Fish & Game officers seize eight shotguns in Bay of Plenty

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Fish & Game officers have taken a hard line on hunting offences at the opening of the new game bird season near Whakatane – seizing eight shotguns worth a total...

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‘Good hunting ahead’ says Fish & Game

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Fish & Game Eastern staff are confident that some good hunting lies ahead for hunters with “plenty of birds around.”

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Fish & Game hails hunters' safe start to duck season

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Hunters are being praised for their safe start to the game bird hunting season, with no injuries over the Opening Weekend.

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Govt water quality commitment ‘well overdue'

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Fish & Game has welcomed the government’s intention to develop a new national plan to halt the decline in water quality and improve rivers, lakes and streams.

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Hunters praised for safety focus as new game bird season starts

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Fish and Game staff say that most hunters encountered in a large-scale ranging operation were “more than happy” with their start to the new game bird season, that began early...

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Safety ‘number one priority’ this game bird season

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Game bird hunters are being urged to make safety their number one priority when the new hunting season opens this weekend Saturday 5 May.

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