Reel Life September 2020
- Richie Cosgrove
It’s time to go fishing!!!
The new season is only a few days away and the fish will be rested, naive and it will be some of the most exciting fishing you can get.
Don’t miss the opportunity of the absence of non-resident licence holders out there this season, so challenge yourself and try fishing somewhere new.
To help anglers out Fish & Game have created a new section on our website called Trout Fishing Made Easy full of tips and techniques to help you become a successful trout angler.
We also have a new section called Park & Cast where each Fish & Game region has highlighted five spots that are easy to get to and hold good numbers of fish.
Giving you a great chance at success.
Buying your licence is the first step in unlocking these fantastic fishing spots.
For those of you with access to a boat, the team at Eastern Fish & Game have created a handy how-to booklet on boat fishing which you can access here. It’s full of helpful tips and hints for novice and experienced anglers alike.
With the arrival of the new season there are always new regulations that come into effect , if you haven’t received a regulations booklet when you purchased your licence you can download one here.
To help anglers in the Nelson Marlborough region work out if the waterway they are looking at is open all year round, they have created “open all year” stickers which are on the relevant Angler Access signs throughout the region.
Throughout the country many anglers are unaware that perch are a sportsfish and are a great eating fish, revered in many Michelin starred restaurants the world over. Many regions have some good spots where anglers can catch a perch, just give your local Fish & Game Office a call for pointers.
In the South Island there are some new Backcountry Fisheries this year, North Canterbury has four click here to learn more. In Otago the Nevis River is operating a beat system click here for more info. In Southland the Clinton and Worsley Rivers are now a controlled Fishery operating a ballot system click here for the details.
Don’t forget to check out Hugh Creasy’s latest column here
The team at Fish & Game