Weekly Fishing Report - 10th January 2019
Welcome to our abridged report for the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
While there is no commentary on conditions, the links provided will take you to the live updated flows and weather for the rivers and part of the region you plan to fish so that you can get the best out of your holiday angling.
If you haven't yet bought a licence, buy one online here and hook into the fantastic fishing that's been on offer so far this season.
We hope you have a fantastic break - Catch you in the New year.
The full Weekly Fishing Report service resumes mid-January.
Here's the outlook:
We Need Your Eyes On The Water
If you see any bad activity when you're out and about fishing the region's rivers, please take a photo and let us know what you've happened across.
Recently an angler took some shocking images of stock in water (dead and alive) and the ghastly impact it was having on the water quality. A simple photo taken on the cell phone and details of where it was taking place has meant the matter can be followed with the local authorities.
We're also interested in photos of atrocious river bulldozing like that illustrated on the right. There's no reason for rivers to be destroyed in this manner, in this day and age, particularly by the regional council which professes to be looking after the environment.
If you encounter any such activity please email the pics and details to us.
Click the screen shot below to go to Horizon's website showing the list of available river webcams.
- Important changes to the regulations for the Rangitikei backcountry fishery come into force at the start of this season - click here for more.
- River bulldozing - Don't let this destructive activity by Greater Wellington Regional Council ruin your fishing. A schedule of river bulldozing in the region's rivers can be found here. Email Debbie.Kelly@gw.govt.nz to register your complaints with this practice.
- Ruamahanga access at Gliding Club (Greytown). Anglers are being directed to the Tilsen Road access.
- We've just been advised of the flushing flows from the Moawhango Dam which will cause the rivers downstream (including the Rangitikei) to rise: Water Released from the Dam Tuesday at 9pm:
Wednesday 12 December 2018 – 9 hours
Wednesday 30 January 2019 – 5 hours
Wednesday 20 February 2019 – 5 hours
Wednesday 20 March 2019 – 5 hours
Wednesday 1 May 2019 – 5 hours
Email Wellington Communications and Field Officer Hamish Carnachan if you'd like any fishing or freshwater-related items posted to this noticeboard.
*This report was accurate at time of writing - please ensure you check the latest weather and river flow information before you head out on the water.