Category: Fishing

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Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life September 2017

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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

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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

FISH ON RISE

WATER POLITICS

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Chris Dore column for Reel Life September 2017

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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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150 years of brown trout

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October 2017 marks 150 years since brown trout were first introduced to New Zealand.

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New trout licences on sale!

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Freshwater anglers are eagerly anticipating the start of the new trout and salmon fishing season with Fish & Game’s 2017-18 licences now on sale.

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'Last chance' to grab fine weather boat fishing

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Anglers are being urged to "grab the last chance" to fish one or more of Rotorua’s three iconic lakes before they close to boaties this weekend for the rest of...

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Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life May 2017

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With only some high country lakes open for fishing during the month of May there is not a lot to report on.

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Martin Langlands column for Reel Life May 2017

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Anybody who knows me understands how much I enjoy the winter season, its a time when each and every river experience is very meaningful.

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David Haynes column for Reel Life May 2017

Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 8 June in Rotorua. We are grateful to Eastern Region Fish & Game for the use of their meeting rooms and encourage all...

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Chris Dore column for Reel Life May 2017

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June's never an easy month for fishing here in the Queenstown area, with browns well and truly in their spawning 'no go' areas for the rainbows, for the most part...

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Fish & Game criticise “act of wanton vandalism”

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Central South Island Fish & Game Region Chief Executive Jay Graybill is condemning an attack on a Mackenzie Country salmon farm as “an act of wanton vandalism” and is urging...

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Health warning lifted for both Lake Rotoehu and Lake Okaro

The health warnings issued in November for Lake Rotoehu and in December for Lake Okaro have now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.

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NZFFA Report Apr 2017

If you like jokes, I’ve got an even better one than 90% of rivers being swimmable by 2040.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 31st March 2017

Over the last week there has been some great salmon fishing in the mid reaches of the Waimakariri River.

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Will Spry Fishing Report Mar 2017

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With the late arrival of Summer (deliberate capital S), we have enjoyed some great fishing in the Mackenzie Country.

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report Mar 2017

South Canterbury Report for March 2017

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NZFFA Report Mar 2017

It’s fair to say that Minister for the Environment, Nick Smith, has had a pretty rough ride lately - his latest proposed freshwater standards have been ridiculed, Federated Mountain...

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Creasy's Column - by Hugh Creasy

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I like to doze in the afternoons. Not that I’m lazy – I just find it pleasant.

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‘Thousands’ of trout releases to Rotorua lakes in autumn release programme

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Fish & Game’s autumn releases to re-stock the Rotorua lakes are well underway.

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