Category: Fishing

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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, September 6th, 2020.

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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Tekapo trout tagging project underway

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Hundreds of Lake Tekapo trout have been relocated by Central South Island Fish & Game recently and most of them have a new important “accessory” on them.

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A quick guide to fishing around Rotorua during the Covid 19 restrictions

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From April 28th we will again be able to fish locally for trout around the Rotorua region.

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South Island salmon harvest survey to start

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South Island salmon anglers are being asked for their help in the first east coast wide salmon harvest survey.

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Notice office closure - Covid-19

Hello everyone.,Our offices will be closed during the Covid-19 lockdown. We will be working behind the scenes, so you can contact us in the usual manner: Tel 07 357 5501...

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Notice Aniwhenua levels lowered

We have been advised by Pioneer Energy that water levels at Lake Aniwhenua are to be lowered as below:

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Review of local angling rules underway

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The Eastern Fish and Game Council are currently reviewing its angling rules (dubbed the ‘Anglers Notice’) and are seeking feedback on several proposed changes.

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Respect the river – know the risks

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News of closures – Eastern Fish & Game region

We have been advised that the DOC camping ground at the Lake Tarawera outlet is temporarily closed. Contact DOC for more information.

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Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

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Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

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Boat Fishing 'how to'. Lake Tarawera 4th Jan 2020

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Fish & Game provide ‘how-to’ boat fishing knowledge

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Fish for Gold 2019

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New fishing season off to a flying start

FGNZ7385a Nine year old Blake Marrett had success with wormfishing on Lake Opuha with this lovely brown trout

Despite cool weather, thousands of keen anglers around the country have been enjoying success as they try to catch a trout for the family dinner table following the opening of...

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Hugh Creasy Column

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“It’s simple, really,” said Sage, “Go deep, go heavy, go big.”

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Illegal fishing method discovered

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Fish & Game Rangers have become alerted to an illegal fishing rig being used at the Mackenzie Basin Hydro Canals.

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Salmon crisis prompts rule changes

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Faced with continual decline in the sea run salmon fishery, the two Canterbury Fish & Game regions have voted this week to align most of their salmon regulations.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury

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Welcome anglers to the final weekly fishing report for the current season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 24-04-19

WFR1819.59 Will Pierce caught a 9lb salmon at the Tekapo Canal on Easter Weekend

We have made it to the last weekly report for the season and the last day of the “summer season” is fast approaching on Tuesday the 30th of April.

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Fish & Game’s ‘offbeat’ school holiday entertainment

Children are capitivated by the sight of fish darting in all directions at the Lake Pupuke releases.

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game staff are preparing to deliver some “wild” school holiday entertainment at Lake Pupuke next week.

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