Category: Fishing

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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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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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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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Aquatic weed spraying notice – Rotorua Lakes

Fish & Game has been advised by environmental planners Boffa Miskell that aquatic weed spaying on behalf of Environment Bay of Plenty will begin on Monday April 30th 2018.

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Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout from hatchery

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Trout poached from Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager who has paid dearly for his catch.

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Fish for Winter Trout

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But check the weather forecast first.

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Nova Energy lowering Lake Aniwhenua for Weed Control

Eastern region Fish & Game would like to advise anglers and hunters that Nova Energy (on behalf of Southern Generation Partnership) will be lowering Lake Aniwhenua in accordance with resource...

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Health warnings lifted for lakes Ohakuri & Maraetai

The health warnings issued earlier this month for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai have now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.

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Health warnings issued for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai

A health warning has been issued for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai as routine monitoring results provided by Waikato Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae.

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Health warning lifted for Lake Okaro

The health warning issued in November for Lake Okaro has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.

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Anglers urged to ‘have a say’ on fishing rules

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Anglers are being urged to take the opportunity to have a say on Eastern Fish & Game fishing rules that are under review.

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Canterbury Lakes re-open for fishing after MPI gives all clear

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Canterbury’s high country lakes have been re-opened to trout angling after the Ministry of Primary Industries gave the all clear.

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Fish & Game tips some ‘hot’ fishing in tune with the weather

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Fish & Game says some “hot” freshwater fishing reports are coming in, right on cue for the holiday season.

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Fishing tips for the holiday season

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Rotorua’s trout fishing is renowned around the world, attracting thousands of visitors hoping to catch one of the region’s magnificent rainbow or brown trout.

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Boat fishing ‘how to’

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Weed spraying programme for Rotorua lakes

We have been been advised that Boffa Miskell have begun their annual weed spraying programme in the Rotorua lakes.

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‘Look after the trout you catch,’ says Fish & Game

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With the summer fishing season now underway, Fish & Game has launched an initiative to educate anglers on how to properly look after trout they catch.

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Weekly Fishing Report– Central South Island Region: 08-12-2017

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For the coming weekend the biggest weather feature will be a westerly front running up the West Coast on Saturday and that might spill a bit of rain into the...

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