Category: Fishing

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Sockeye salmon create autumn spectacle

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The Mackenzie Country has a new autumn tourist attraction, with a spectacular run of sockeye salmon heading up the region’s rivers to spawn.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21 March 2019

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Angling events 2018-19

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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Fish & Game mount ‘active checks’ on areas including stream mouths

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Eastern Region Fish & Game staff have been “actively checking” the anglers congregating at local stream mouths, especially on Lake Rotorua.

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Kids Fishing Day - Cambridge

Come and join the Hamilton Anglers Club and Fish & Game Waikato for a free fishing day for kids under the age of 12.

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Eastern Fish & Game seeks angler feedback

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Fish & Game is appealing to trout anglers for information about their fishing trips in the Eastern Region that includes the Rotorua lakes.

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Dairy farmer’s ‘pretty special’ trout rod from Fish & Game

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A Waikato dairy farmer and keen angler has won a handcrafted fly rod from Fish and Game – and he knows exactly how to use it.

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Mystery surrounds potential world record trout catch

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Fish and Game is trying to confirm reports of a giant trout – a potential world record – recently caught in the Mackenzie Country hydro canals.

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A beginner's guide to catching more trout!

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10am, Sunday January 6th, 2019 Stoney Point (Off Spencer Rd) LAKE TARAWERA

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Catfish confirmed in Lake Rotorua

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Catfish have been confirmed in Lake Rotorua in the lead up to Christmas.

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Fish & Game: don’t forget to pack a fishing rod

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Holidaymakers planning their Christmas break are being reminded to pack a fishing rod in the car, campervan or caravan to target some trout during the holidays.

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‘Jumbo’ trout freed into Lake Rotorua

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Anglers have been given the chance to chase some “jumbo-size” trout in Lake Rotorua.

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‘Avid anglers’ all set for Rotorua streams opening

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Anglers are making plans to catch some big wild trout in particular, as some of Rotorua and Waikaremoana’s best known streams re-open for summer.

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Backcountry fisheries to be checked for angling pressure

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Fish & Game staff will be keeping a close eye on how much angling pressure is being placed on back country fisheries in the South Island as they open later...

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Boost for fish stocks at Lake McLaren near Tauranga

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Fish & Game has released hundreds of young trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimai ranges near Tauranga – to boost the fishing stocks for...

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Fish for Gold angler ‘lucky several times over’ in his catch

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The only angler to catch an orange tagged trout in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” has described just how lucky he was to catch the special trout.

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Angler catches orange tag trout in ‘fishy lucky dip'

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An angler has caught the first trout with an orange tag in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” – stoking up interest in the hunt for a fish worth $10,000.

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Big fish mark the opening of the new trout season on Rotorua’s lakes

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Rotorua’s reputation for quality trout fishing has been reinforced with this week’s start of the new fishing season which has seen trout of nearly five kilograms landed.

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Anglers big day out

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Trout anglers’ big day arrives with the start of the new fishing season

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Fish & Game reminder - deadline looms for $10k trout entries

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Anglers and their families have been reminded to “get in quick” if they want to hook an orange-tagged trout worth a cool $10,000 – one of 30 very special fish...

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