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Reel Life March 2023
Staff have had a busy month in the rivers, completing multiple drift dives across the region.
Reel Life February 2023
As we enter March and the autumn period, we arrive at one of the best months for fishing.
Reel Life January 2023
After a prolonged hot period, many of our rivers are heating up from the middle of the day onwards.
Reel Life December 2022
Recently, we carried out a helicopter release of 600 1kg rainbow trout into the Branch & Leatham Rivers.
Reel Life November 2022
DOC have advised Fish & Game that the Roaring Lion Hut is going to be painted around the first weekend in December.
Reel Life October 2022
The season is off to a good start, with plenty of sun and river flows perfect for fishing during most of the season so far, and we’ve been hearing some...
Reel Life September 2022
Making a prediction on how the fisheries may be going into a new season is always challenging, however let’s take a quick glance anyway.
Welcome to the first Reel Life issue of the 2022/23 fishing season
Your new season fishing licence will unlock the wonderful New Zealand rivers and lakes to you for a fishing season that is looking awesome.
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Reel Life April 2022
With fuel prices at an all-time high and not looking like they'll be dropping in a hurry, it may be in your best interest to fish local this month.
Reel Life March 2022
Reel Life February 2022
Summer has well and truly arrived; the blazing sun has rapidly browned the earth and lowered the rivers to a great level for fishing.
Reel Life January 2022
Staff were delighted with the recent Branch River heli-release. 300 rainbow trout (1-1.5kg) were liberated into the Upper Branch River on December 2.
Reel Life December 2021
Anglers should be delighted to hear Fish & Game have carried out a release of 250 1kg+ rainbow trout in the Leatham River into the mid-lower Leatham by vehicle.
Reel Life November 2021
With a minor amount of apprehension, anglers entered the 2021-22 season on October 1st due to the monumental flood event in July and the regular floods since.
Reel Life October 2021
The whitebait season is in full swing, and now is the perfect time to fish the lower parts of our rivers for trout.
Reel Life September 2021
On Saturday, 17 July 2021, a weather bomb hit the northern end of the South Island and caused widespread severe flooding to most of the Nelson Marlborough region.
Reel Life March 2021
The Motueka, Wairau, Pelorus, Rain and Maruia Rivers have been dived in recent weeks making for some interesting reading.
Reel Life February 2021
Angler feedback suggests there has been some great fishing on our backcountry waters recently, and with autumn fast approaching, there is no better time to head into the wild.
Reel Life February 2020
Staff have been busy over the summer carrying out our annual drift dive monitoring, and at the time of writing 15 rivers (26 sites) have been dived in this region.
Nelson/Marlborough Reel Life January 2020
On Saturday Fish & Game held their inaugural family fishing day at Lake Argyle, a day for new and learning anglers to come up to the lake and learn about...
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Nelson/Marlborough Reel Life December 2019
While you are enjoying NZ’s iconic rivers and lakes this summer, invasive and often microscopic pest weeds may be hitching a ride, using you or your equipment as a vector,...
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Nelson/Marlborough Reel Life October 2019
Nelson /Marlborough Fish and Game are pleased to advise that a mutually satisfactory agreement has been reached with Trustpower to alleviate the impacts of their power station on the Branch/Leatham...
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Nelson/Marlborough Reel Life September 2019
On Saturday our team of dedicated voluntary rangers and staff met for tri-annual Situational Safety and Awareness training.
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Nelson/Marlborough Reel Life August 2019
Following yet another relatively stable winter period, rivers are looking in good shape for the season ahead.
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Nelson/Marlborough Reel Life April 2019
A local Blenheim man who won the $500 Henderson’s voucher has gifted the prize to junior anglers.
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Nelson/Marlborough Reel Life March 2019
As the days shorten and evening dew sets in, the night chirruping of crickets signals that autumn is well and truly here.
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Nelson/Marlborough Reel Life December 2018
A rather wet November and early December has put the region's waterways in good stead for the summer ahead.
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Nelson / Marlborough Reel Life April 2017
The Kaikoura earthquake had many impacts far and wide, however Fish & Game could not have foreseen the effect this quake would have on the Riuwaka (Riwaka) River.
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Southland Reel Life FEB 2017
In this month’s Reel Life article, field officer Cohen Stewart interviews retired fishing guide and honorary ranger Len Prentice to find out how the average angler can make their fishing...
West Coast Reel Life FEB 2017
Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.
Hawke’s Bay Reel Life Feb 2017
With February air temperatures peaking at 33OC at the airport, it was nice to receive some decent rain in the middle of the month to give the rivers a good...
Auckland / Waikato Reel Life Feb 2017
The weather has been less than ideal recently but the heat has brought out the cicadas – and the trout that feed on them.
Southland Reel Life JAN 2017
As mentioned in previous Reel Life articles, there have been isolated increases in mouse populations in some parts of Southland.
North Canterbury Reel Life Jan 2017
As I write this report, the East Coast rivers in Canterbury have peaked in flood, with flows higher than seen for some time.
Eastern Reel Life Jan 2017
Lake Rotorua’s shoreline fishery has been slow to get underway this summer due to cooler and windier than normal conditions.
Otago Reel Life JAN 2017
It’s fair to say that the summer holiday period has been severely interrupted by some abysmal weather over the past month and leading up to the New Year.
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