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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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Children's chance to catch a rainbow trout!

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The next children's fish-out day will be held at the Ngongotaha hatchery, near Rotorua, on Sunday, August 8th, 2021

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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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Q&A on the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game

Below are some commonly asked questions and their answers about the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game.

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Quacker of a morning greets duck hunters

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The weather conditions were in the duck's favour as the sun rose on the 2021 game bird season around the country.

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Notice of Ramp Closures in the Eastern Region

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The Hamurana boat ramp, Lake Rotorua will be closed for works for about three weeks from the 10th of May.

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Only one day to go till the 2021 game bird season

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Around 45,000 kiwis will be counting down the hours on Friday to the start of the 2021 duck hunting season on Saturday.

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Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 15 April 2021

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The traditional fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region Friday night, rivers are likely to become dis-coloured for a few days.

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Balloted Wetlands Gate Restrictions 2021 Hunting Season

Hunters entering the below and other Fish & Game managed wetlands require both a game bird hunting licence and a hunting permit issued by Fish & Game/ DOC.

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Aquatic Weed Spraying - Rotorua and Waikato Hydro lakes

7th April 2021. Mercury Energy have advised of a weed spraying programme commencing 12th April 2021 or as soon after the weather allows in the following Waikato hydro lakes; Aratiatia...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 18-03-2021

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The weather forecast is looking great for fishing this weekend with sunshine or high cloud, mild temperatures and light winds.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 18 March 2021

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The weather looks great for fishing throughout the region this weekend and into next week.

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Hugh Creasy Column March 2021

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Change is coming, chill winds from the south sweep through the forests.

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Pioneer Energy to Lower Lake Aniwhenua

Pioneer Energy Ltd on behalf of Southern Generation LimitedPartnership have advised that the water level of LakeAniwhenua will be lowered by up to two metres below itsnormal minimum operating level...

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Waewaetutuki – Junior Hunt Opportunity

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As promoted in the special edition Fish & Game magazine, Eastern Region are offering junior licence holders the chance to go into a draw to win one of eight slots...

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Trout farming ban continuation welcomed

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The Government's decision to reject commercial trout farming is a responsible move and will come as welcome news to the 150,000 freshwater anglers throughout the country, says Fish & Game...

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Hugh Creasy column for Feb 2021

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In the heat of the day, the road surface glistens black with melting tar, and the roadside broom crackles with ripening seed pods bursting and brittle.

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Stunning photo helps save wetlands

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Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s stunning photo of a New Zealand shoveler duck lifting off the water has won the 2021 Game bird habitat stamp photo competition.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 28-01-2021

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After the heatwave, this week we are heading into a weekend of mild temps, light-moderate winds and a mix of brilliant sunshine and benign overcast cloud.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 28th January 2021

Fishing conditions look favourable this weekend following a week of discoloured rivers due to a small fresh last weekend.

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