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Time’s running out - have your say on protecting trout!

Opening Ocxt 2018 jigging off Red Beach Lake Tarawera.

Fish & Game is calling on anglers, as a deadline approaches, to step up their efforts to ensure trout and angling are protected from the controversial Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish)...

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Otago Fish & Game Officer vacancy

Otago Fish & Game Council is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the management of sports fish (trout & salmon) and game birds (primarily waterfowl) and their habitats, in the recreational...

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Fish for Gold angler ‘lucky several times over’ in his catch

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The only angler to catch an orange tagged trout in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” has described just how lucky he was to catch the special trout.

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Angler catches orange tag trout in ‘fishy lucky dip'

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An angler has caught the first trout with an orange tag in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” – stoking up interest in the hunt for a fish worth $10,000.

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“The wait is over” Fish & Game welcomes Government’s plan to improve water quality

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Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s just announced plan to tackle water quality, saying such action is well overdue.

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Hunters ‘win big time’ for sending in duck band details

Scott Fraser from Waikato Hunting Fishing hands Alan Betschart his prizes.

Helping Fish & Game’s research has “paid off big time” for five game bird hunters who’ve each been rewarded with a $600 Hunting & Fishing prize package – for returning...

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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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New trout season off to a flying start

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Thousands of keen anglers around the country have been enjoying success as they try to catch a trout for the family dinner table following the opening of the new freshwater...

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Manawatu teen quacks the duck calling top spot

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A Manawatu teen has swept the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships in Taupo, winning all four categories he entered.

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Anglers big day out

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Trout anglers’ big day arrives with the start of the new fishing season

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New Zealand’s top youth shooters compete in Canterbury

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Students from around the country have converged on Canterbury for this year’s annual New Zealand Secondary Schools Clay Target Championships.

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life September 2018

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South Canterbury Report

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Perfect combo - school holidays & new trout fishing season

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The opening of the new trout fishing season and the beginning of the school holidays is providing the perfect combination for a great family activity over coming weeks.

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David Haynes column for Reel Life September 2018

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I came across the following article in Australian Fly Life magazine in 1992.

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Martin Langlands Column for Reel Life September

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For myself, as with many fly tiers, the most fun part is going through new phases of exploration and experimentation often inspired by the use of new materials.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life September 2018

At last the river has cleared, but still it runs high from snowmelt in the ranges.

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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life September 2018

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Mackenzie Country Report

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Chris Dore Fishing Report for Reel Life September 2018

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A decent winter in the south has left a reasonable snow pack and aquifers topped up, but with a warm spring in the forecast, how long this will maintain river...

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Anglers and hunters strongly urged to vote with Fish & Game polls open

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Anglers and hunters are being urged to “make time now” to vote in Fish & Game’s elections – with a warning that choosing the best councillors to represent them has...

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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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