News

If you would like to sign up to receive the Weekly Fishing report, click here.

North Canterbury Fishing Report 20th April 2018

FGNZ NC WinnememWintu63a

Dear Anglers, Conditions for fishing have not been good the past week with the main upper river catchments receiving large amounts of rain.

Read more about 'North Canterbury Fishing Report 20th April 2018'...


Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 20/04/18

Freshly caught Tekapo trout char grilled nothing better

Last Friday the weather finally cleared long enough to allow the completion of the second salmon spawning count for the upper Rangitata spawning streams.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 20/04/18'...


Urgent action needed after report’s wake up call

FGNZ S sedimentation10

Fish & Game has called for urgent government action on what it describes as a “sobering” official report showing wetlands, forests and waterways are coming under increasing pressure from unsustainable development.

Read more about 'Urgent action needed after report’s wake up call'...


Steady on – call for cap on tourism numbers in New Zealand high country

FGNZ NC LakeColeridgeComp8

Fish & Game is calling on the Government to curb tourism numbers in the South Island high country, saying the pressure is now so high, it’s harming the environment and...

Read more about 'Steady on – call for cap on tourism numbers in New Zealand high country'...


Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout from hatchery

Poach one Dead brown trout gill net from Lake Waikaremoana. 002

Trout poached from Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager who has paid dearly for his catch.

Read more about 'Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout from hatchery '...


Fish & Game dismisses ‘nonsense' claims about irrigation schemes

Cows irrigation 2

Fish & Game has dismissed as “nonsense” Irrigation New Zealand’s claims that irrigation is good for the environment.The claims have been made by Irrigation New Zealand head Andrew Curtis, who...

Read more about 'Fish & Game dismisses ‘nonsense' claims about irrigation schemes '...


Fish for winter trout

RL april16 Eastern winter shoreline fishing2

But check the weather forecast first.

Read more about 'Fish for winter trout '...


Use it or lose it – hunters urged to claim their duck hunting maimai this weekend

FGNZ NC Maimais08

Game bird hunters are being reminded time is running out to claim their favourite maimai or duck shooting spot in time for the start of the new hunting season.

Read more about 'Use it or lose it – hunters urged to claim their duck hunting maimai this weekend'...


Chris Dore Fishing Report for Reel Life March 2018

So the temps are cooling and trout are back on the chew. Hopefully much of the severe weather is now behind us leaving us with cooler, autumnal mornings and more...

Read more about 'Chris Dore Fishing Report for Reel Life March 2018'...


Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life 2018

South Canterbury Report

Read more about 'Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life 2018 '...


Hugh Creasy column for Reel Life March 2018

Creasy's Column - By Hugh Creasy

Read more about 'Hugh Creasy column for Reel Life March 2018 '...


Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life March 2018

Mackenzie Country Report

Read more about 'Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life March 2018'...


Game bird hunting licences now on sale

BBaugustCSI3 Dont blow em out on opening practice your calling over the summer2

A good duck breeding season in many parts of the country is holding the promise of a good hunting season as game bird hunting licences go on sale today.

Read more about 'Game bird hunting licences now on sale '...


Will Spry Report for Reel Life February 2018

IMG 2649

Mackenzie Country Report

Read more about 'Will Spry Report for Reel Life February 2018 '...


Graeme Marshall report for Reel Life February 2018

REEL LIFE G MARSHALL FEb

South Canterbury Report - Summer Blues

Read more about 'Graeme Marshall report for Reel Life February 2018'...


Hugh Creasy Report for Reel Life February 2018

Creasy's Column - By Hugh Creasy

Read more about 'Hugh Creasy Report for Reel Life February 2018'...


‘Biggest ever’ duck banding tally bodes well for game bird season

Duck banding Feb 2018

Duck hunters will have no shortage of birds to target when the new game bird season kicks off in May (Saturday May 5) – going by the latest Fish &...

Read more about '‘Biggest ever’ duck banding tally bodes well for game bird season '...


Illegal dumps – another regional council failure

FGNZ NC Selwynriver17

Fish & Game is calling for an urgent nationwide audit of illegal rural dumps following a report revealing thousands of farmers may be breaking the law by burning or burying...

Read more about 'Illegal dumps – another regional council failure'...


Dunedin artist's painting features on new habitat stamp

Karen Baddock artist2

The work of a Dunedin artist, Karen Baddock, features on the 2018 New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Stamp which is being released today.

Read more about 'Dunedin artist's painting features on new habitat stamp'...


Help our threatened wetlands on World Wetlands Day

2018 Gamebird Stamp 002

New Zealanders are being urged to celebrate World Wetlands Day by doing something practical to help protect wetlands, a habitat crucial to the survival of many of this country’s wildlife species.

Read more about 'Help our threatened wetlands on World Wetlands Day '...