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Creasy's Column for Reel Life August 2017 - by Hugh Creasy

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“Embrace the cold,” said Harry, “and enjoy the moment.” My snarled reply was unprintable. My left boot was leaking and the cold seeped through my aching limbs.

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Will Spry fishing report, Reel Life August 2017

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Winter seems to be on the way out in the Mackenzie, but fortunately it has been a gentle one for us.

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Martin Langland’s column, Reel Life August 2017

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During May and June, the winter river fishing was the best I’ve ever experienced – maybe due to lower more stable flows, especially in larger rivers.

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Disappointment at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council opposition to Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Orde

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Fish & Game is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is opposing a Water Conservation Order to protect the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers.

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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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Public urged to make submission to protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River

Braided river below Whanawhana

New Zealanders are being urged to make submissions to ensure Hawkes Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers are protected by a rarely-issued Water Conservation Order.

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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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Fish & Game offers to work with Southland District Council on cycle trail after High Court appeal is

Hamish Carnachan with an upper Oreti River treasure.

Southland Fish & Game is welcoming the Southland District Council withdrawal of its High Court appeal on the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail, and is offering to work with the...

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Creasy's Column - By Hugh Creasy

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The sun was below the horizon and its dying light cast a silvery glare on the water. Polaroids were no longer of any use.

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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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Long-serving Fish & Game chief executive Bryce Johnson to retire

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The long-serving head of Fish & Game New Zealand Bryce Johnson is retiring.

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Will Spry Fishing Report Mar 2017

Fish eye view of a rainbow trout Photo Dave Shaw2

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

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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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‘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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Trout Population Gets a Boost with Upcoming Releases

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Fish & Game are about to commence a number of fishery enhancement releases over the coming month, including a Trust Power release of 400 adult rainbow trout into the Branch/Leatham Rivers.

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