Archive: September, 2017
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Eager anglers prep for trout season opening
Tens of thousands of enthusiastic trout anglers are eagerly preparing for the nationwide opening of the sports fishing season this weekend.
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Anglers given hurry up over ‘gold trout’
Anglers who are planning to fish the Rotorua lakes as the new fishing season opens this Sunday (Oct 1) are being urged to get in quick if they to want...
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Forest access extended
Angler access through Kaingaroa Forest has been extended through to and including Labour Weekend.
New trout season perfect school holidays opportunity
The new trout fishing season opens this weekend throughout the country, providing parents with a great family school holiday activity.
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Creasy's Column for Reel Life September 2017
I am persuading myself that a want has become a need. My waders definitely leak.
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Martin Langlands column for Reel Life September 2017
One of the more vivid aspects of early season fly fishing is the good number of Mayfly hatches that occur.
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Will Spry fishing report for Reel Life
The first signs of spring are starting to show up in the high country, with blossom budding, daffodils springing up and a few insects starting to move around.
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Fish & Game issues ‘timely’ reminder – don’t forget to update your fishing licence
Anglers eagerly anticipating the start of the new freshwater fishing season are being reminded not to forget the most important accessory of all – their licence.
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Counting down to a new trout fishing season
Excited anglers are counting down the days until Rotorua’s “trophy” lakes re-open so they can target some of the district’s legendary trout.
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Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life September 2017
With the new season just a week away as I write this, I find myself day dreaming about other opening days stretching back well over 40 years.
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‘Irresistible bait’ of $10k dangled in front of anglers
Somewhere…in one of the Rotorua lakes, there’s a ‘golden trout’ worth $10,000 to a lucky angler.
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NZFFA Report for Reel Life September 2017
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Chris Dore column for Reel Life September 2017
The rivers and streams around the region are in pretty good shape and a recent springtime recce saw mayfly hatching out on a number of smaller waters.
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Shoveler duck survey results are in
Fish & Game staff have completed their annual survey of shoveler ducks.
Counting down to the big 'quack-off'
The country’s keen duck callers are getting set to compete in the New Zealand Duck Calling Championships to be held in Taupo.
Call for honesty in water debate
Opponents of water quality proposals are being called on to bring honesty and reality to the debate on improving New Zealand’s waterways.
Voters urged to get out and vote in the ‘swimmable’ election
As voting for the 2017 General Election begins, people are being urged to have their say in what Fish & Game is describing as the ‘swimmable’ election.
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150 years of brown trout
October 2017 marks 150 years since brown trout were first introduced to New Zealand.
Government’s new irrigation focus ‘a cynical smokescreen’
Fish & Game is dismissing as “cynical” and “a smokescreen” the government’s claim it is giving the crown’s irrigation company a new environmental focus.
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Voters urged to take ‘hard look’ at political promises this election
With just over a fortnight until the General Election on September 23, voters are being urged to take a hard look at which political parties will do the most to...
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