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Five drift dives have been completed so far this season; the Upper Motueka, Lee, Opouri, Pearse and Maitai.
The 2023-24 season got off to a flyer, with great catches reported by numerous anglers.
The new fishing season is almost here and anglers across Aotearoa are getting excited for the day, when many of our rivers re-open.
It took only 17 minutes for the first licence to be sold last Thursday when the new season’s licences went on sale at midnight.
While the regular season is all but done, there are still some great opportunities out there to put a bend in your rod.
Staff have had a busy month in the rivers, completing multiple drift dives across the region.
As we enter March and the autumn period, we arrive at one of the best months for fishing.
After a prolonged hot period, many of our rivers are heating up from the middle of the day onwards.
Recently, we carried out a helicopter release of 600 1kg rainbow trout into the Branch & Leatham Rivers.
DOC have advised Fish & Game that the Roaring Lion Hut is going to be painted around the first weekend in December.
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...
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.
Your new season fishing licence will unlock the wonderful New Zealand rivers and lakes to you for a fishing season that is looking awesome.
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.
Summer has well and truly arrived; the blazing sun has rapidly browned the earth and lowered the rivers to a great level for fishing.
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.
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.
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.
The whitebait season is in full swing, and now is the perfect time to fish the lower parts of our rivers for trout.
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.
The Motueka, Wairau, Pelorus, Rain and Maruia Rivers have been dived in recent weeks making for some interesting reading.
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.
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...
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,...
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...
On Saturday our team of dedicated voluntary rangers and staff met for tri-annual Situational Safety and Awareness training.
Following yet another relatively stable winter period, rivers are looking in good shape for the season ahead.
A rather wet November and early December has put the region's waterways in good stead for the summer ahead.
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.
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...
Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.
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...
The weather has been less than ideal recently but the heat has brought out the cicadas – and the trout that feed on them.
As mentioned in previous Reel Life articles, there have been isolated increases in mouse populations in some parts of Southland.
As I write this report, the East Coast rivers in Canterbury have peaked in flood, with flows higher than seen for some time.
Lake Rotorua’s shoreline fishery has been slow to get underway this summer due to cooler and windier than normal conditions.
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