Category: Fishing

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Issue with Canterbury Lake

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Fish & Game wants to draw your attention to the closure to all fishing in two Canterbury lakes, Lake Grasmere and Lake Sarah.

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Weed spraying programme for Rotorua lakes

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

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Rotorua streams known for ‘superb brown trout’ set to open

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Anglers are getting set for some of the country’s “finest brown trout fishing” as Rotorua streams re-open for summer.

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Weekly Fishing report - North Canterbury 24-11-2017

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The larger snow fed rivers have not seen a fresh for two weeks and are in great condition for salmon fishing at the moment, with confirmed catches from the Rakaia...

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‘More trout for anglers’ at Lake McLaren and Ruahihi Canal

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Bay of Plenty anglers will soon have a few hundred more trout to target on their back doorstep.

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Anglers warned they face ‘last ditch’ battle to save wild salmon

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Anglers have been warned they are now in a last-ditch battle to save New Zealand’s wild salmon population.

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Health warning issued for Otautu Bay of Lake Rotoehu

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Medical Officer of Health, Dr Neil de Wet has issue a health warning for Lake Rotoehu's Otautu Bay which is replicated below.

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Declining wild salmon population prompts Fish & Game symposium

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Fish & Game is organising a two day symposium to discuss the South Island’s troubled wild salmon fishery.

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Catch a fish this Labour Weekend!

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Labour weekend holiday makers are being encouraged to use the break to get out fishing and try catching a trout or salmon for the family dinner table.

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‘Biggest fish’ pulled from Lake Okataina as new fishing season opens

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Lake Okataina produced the biggest fish on the first day of the new fishing season, a 3.7kg rainbow trout, but Lake Rotoiti offered the “best conditioned” fish, according to Fish...

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Gold trout ‘second chance’

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Fish & Game says it’s disappointed to announce that no anglers have come forward with a pink tag to claim any of the big prizes up for grabs as the...

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150th anniversary of brown trout in New Zealand

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Today marks the 150th anniversary of the introduction of brown trout, a species which has become culturally, environmentally and economically important to New Zealand over that time.

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Veteran angler approaches 70 year milestone

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Veteran Canterbury angler Walter Keenan has been fishing the country’s lakes and rivers for the past 68 seasons – and has all his licences from all those past years to...

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'Good turnout' for lakes opening

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Hundreds of anglers braved chilly conditions, launching their boats to target favourite runs as Rotorua’s three renown lakes – Tarawera, Rotoiti and Okataina – re-opened.

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Eager anglers prep for trout season opening

All set for opening...boaties gathered at The Landing Lake Tarawera on the evening before Opening Day.

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’

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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.

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New trout season perfect school holidays opportunity

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The new trout fishing season opens this weekend throughout the country, providing parents with a great family school holiday activity.

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Fish & Game issues ‘timely’ reminder – don’t forget to update your fishing licence

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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

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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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