Category: Fishing

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‘Jumbo’ trout freed into Lake Rotorua

Fish Game officer Mark Sherburn frees a display pond trout in Lake Rotorua2.

Anglers have been given the chance to chase some “jumbo-size” trout in Lake Rotorua.

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‘Avid anglers’ all set for Rotorua streams opening

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Anglers are making plans to catch some big wild trout in particular, as some of Rotorua and Waikaremoana’s best known streams re-open for summer.

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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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Backcountry fisheries to be checked for angling pressure

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Fish & Game staff will be keeping a close eye on how much angling pressure is being placed on back country fisheries in the South Island as they open later...

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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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New trout season off to a flying start

Opening Oct 2018 Brent George with a solid rainbow from Lake Tarawera2.

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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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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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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Remember to Vote - Farmers are!

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This years Fish & Game elections are already attracting a bit of attention, Stuff.co.nz has published a story about Federated Farmers putting candidates up for election.

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life August 2018

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Anglers ‘eager' as new trout licences go on sale

NEW FISHING SEASON OCT 1 17 Sue Rasdal left and Sandra Carrington Lake Tarawera2

Trout fishing licences for the coming year are going on sale tomorrow as freshwater anglers eagerly look forward to the start of the 2018-19 freshwater sports fishing season.

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Fishers’ right of way to open beside Riuwaka River

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People will have better access to the south branch of the Riuwaka River thanks to a joint initiative by Tasman District Council, Fish and Game and the New Zealand Walking...

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Creasy's Column - the challenges of winter fishing

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By Hugh Creasy

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Meet the future - what water samples can tell us about trout and salmon

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Imagine being able to scoop water out of a river and tell if fish live upstream, what species they are and if they’re reproducing?

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life May 2018

Opening weekend of the game season came and went, and the boom of shotguns died away with hardly a repeat of the opening morning fusillade.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 27/04/18

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Monday the 30th of April is the last day of the regular fishing season.That means this weekend is the last weekend too.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 27th April 2018

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The fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region this weekend, are rivers are likely to become discoloured for a few days,...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 20th April 2018

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

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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.

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