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A big call – the hunt’s on for New Zealand’s best duck caller

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The country’s aspiring duck and goose callers are preparing to out-cackle and “ruffle each other’s feathers” in the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships later this month.

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Anglers urged to try a 'fishy lucky dip'

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Anglers…here’s a “fishy lucky dip” that could net you a trout worth $10,000.

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Fish & Game elections off to ‘healthy start’

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Fish & Game elections are off to a “flying start” with plenty of candidates throwing their hats into the ring.

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Remember to Vote - Farmers are!

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This years Fish & Game elections are already attracting a bit of attention, Stuff.co.nz has published a story about Federated Farmers putting candidates up for election.

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Angling events 2018-19

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life August 2018

In winter there is time to dream

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David Haynes column for Reel Life August 2018

Head On Underwater

BLOODY FOREIGNERS!

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Chris Dore Fishing Report for Reel Life August 2018

Southern Openings

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Martin Langlands column for Reel Life August 2018

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Before we talk about the upcoming season, let me recap on the passing winter’s fishing.

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‘Clean it up or stop it’ – call for action on environmentally damaging intensive winter feeding

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The agriculture industry is being challenged to clean up its act and enforce much higher standards for the environmentally damaging practice of intensive winter feeding.

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Anglers ‘eager' as new trout licences go on sale

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Trout fishing licences for the coming year are going on sale tomorrow as freshwater anglers eagerly look forward to the start of the 2018-19 freshwater sports fishing season.

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Fish & Game praises community efforts to tackle Lake Tutira problems

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Fish & Game has praised the efforts of community groups and individuals who are continuing their battle to improve Lake Tutira’s water quality.

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Hawkes Bay Regional Council told to stop breaking promises on stock feedlots

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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is being told to “lift its game” and stop breaking the promises it has made to crackdown on the region’s stock feedlots.

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Standing for fishing, hunting and the environment – call for candidates to contest the Fish & Game e

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Anglers and hunters are being called on to stand as candidates in this year’s Fish & Game elections.

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Fish & Game tells Horizons ‘stop squirming and act'

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Horizons Council told to stop trying to squirm out of its responsibilities

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Urgent investigation into Hawke’s Bay pheasant dumping

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Fish and Game has begun an urgent investigation into the dumping of dozens of dead pheasants on Napier’s Westshore Beach.

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Anglers urged to 'make most' of last days of boat fishing

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Anglers urged to ‘make the most’ of last week of boat fishing

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Timidity undermines Land and Water Forum Report when boldness required

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Fish & Game is disappointed with the just-released Land and Water Forum report, saying it’s too timid and fails to provide answers on improving water quality.

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Great’ fishing on offer in Rotorua lakes – as spawning runs in some lakes hit record levels

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Anglers are being urged to get into some “terrific” fishing on the Rotorua lakes – after reports of excellent catches and record spawning runs underway.

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“A Good Start’ - Government’s New Tourism Levy Welcomed

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Fish and Game is backing the government’s proposed levy on overseas visitors, saying it is a good start to tackling the growing pressure on New Zealand’s back country.

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