Fishing News & Events

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Photo Competition

Photo Competition  When you are out fishing, don’t forget to take some photos, enter your images in our monthly fishing licence photo competition, and go in the draw to win a $250 Kilwell voucher.…

  • 13/02/2024
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Arapuni Fishing Contest

March 16th & 17th 2024 at Bulmers Landing. Adult and junior section with lots of prizes and sausage sizzle.  

  • Auckland/Waikato
  • 21/02/2024
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Fish & Game remind anglers to stick to the rules

A Fish & Game ranger checks on a fully compliant angler at Lake Heron in the Ashburton Lakes / Ōtūwharekai.

  • Central South Island
  • 20/12/2023
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Fish & Game - Auckland and Waikato anglers fish locally with great opportunities a short drive away

New data from Fish & Game New Zealand shows anglers in Auckland and Waikato tend to fish locally with great locations to angle in their regional backyards.

  • 18/12/2023
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Fish & Game and ORC team up for brook trout relocation

Pictured: Otago Fish & Game officers Ben Sowry (left) and Mason Court electric-fish Pisgah Creek.

  • Otago
  • 18/12/2023
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Lure of the mighty Clutha/Mata-Au hard to resist for anglers

The highly productive Clutha River/Mata-Au has claimed bragging rights as the most-fished river in New Zealand.

  • Otago
  • 18/12/2023
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New data from Fish & Game New Zealand shows anglers in Auckland and Waikato tend to fish locally with great locations to angle in their regional backyards.

The 2021-2022 National Angler Survey conducted by Niwa for Fish & Game has just been released.

  • 18/12/2023
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New Zealanders hooked on angling – new survey

Pictured are Rhys and Nico Adams making the most of the early season spring fishing in the Opihi Catchment.

  • 17/12/2023
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Lake Coleridge fishing competition Results

Hundreds of anglers flocked to the Canterbury High Country over the weekend to celebrate the opening of the high-country fishing season.

  • North Canterbury Central South Island
  • 9/12/2023
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Boat Fishing How To

Eastern Fish & Game are providing a free talk and demonstration on improving trout anglers’ boat fishing skills and knowledge this summer.

  • Eastern
  • 8/12/2023
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