Category: Fishing

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Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition Success

A last minute rush to be the last angler eligible to enter paid off for angler Nick Moody.

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First High Country Rivers Open To Anglers

Fishing in the South Island’s remote and scenic back country regions begins opening today, with more waters opening this weekend.

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Fresh Trout For Labour Weekend Dinner

Labour weekend is providing holiday makers with a great opportunity to get out and try catching a trout or salmon for the family dinner table.

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Take A Kid Fishing Day A Huge Success

Over 6000 Cantabrians packed out the four Childrens Fishing Lakes at the Groynes on Sunday, for the annual Take a Kid Fishing day.

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Lake Rotoiti Produces Big Trout On Opening Weekend

Lake Rotoiti produced the biggest fish, including a trout of more than four kilos (nine pounds), on the opening weekend of the new fishing season.

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Anglers Win Fishing Gear But Big Prize Eludes Them

The hunt for a trout worth $10,000 in the Rotorua lakes has ended without the big prize being struck – but three anglers have welcomed $200 worth of fishing gear...

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Fish & Game Calls On Doc To Do More On 1080 Risk

Fish & Game is calling on the Department of Conservation to do more to reduce the threat 1080 poison poses to people gathering food from waterways, saying its present effort...

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Fish & Game Critical Of Doc's Efforts To Reduce 1080 Risk To Anglers

Fish & Game is calling on the Department of Conservation to do more to reduce the threat 1080 poison poses to people gathering food from waterways, saying its present effort...

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Fishing Season ‘Perfect Family Adventure’ Says Fish & Game

Thousands of anglers will head out to the country’s lakes rivers and streams on Saturday (October 1) for the first day of the new freshwater fishing season – with Fish...

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10k Green Tag Trout Now ‘Out There Somewhere’

Somewhere in one of three Rotorua lakes is a fish that can net you $10,000 – and “all you have to do is catch it…”

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‘Join The Fun’ - Have A Crack At Catching A 10k Trout

Anglers young and old are invited to “join in the excitement” of trying to catch a fish worth $10,000 as the new trout fishing season gets underway.

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New Fishing Season Looms For ‘Freshwater Fishing Nirvana’

With the new trout fishing season less than a fortnight away on October 1, Fish & Game is reminding Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand to start getting ready now...

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Trout Released For Research Into The Lower Rakaia

Nearly 2000 brown trout are to be released next week into the Lower Rakaia as part of an attempt to learn more about the fishery.

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Anglers – ‘Go For Gold In Your Own Backyard’

Anglers…get all set to go for gold of your own in the new fishing season – by buying your sports fishing licence early.

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Three Charged After Poached Trout Seized At Spawning Stream

Three Rotorua men have been charged with possessing 17 trout poached from a closed spawning stream at Lake Rotoiti earlier this winter.

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Behind The Scenes At The Montrose Hatchery

Ever wondered about how a Fish & Game Hatchery works?

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Hundreds Of Trout Return To Refurbished Spawning Race

After the first full refurbishment work since 1968, the Aviemore spawning race is attracting hundreds of brown and rainbow trout and providing more habitat for them to breed in.

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North Canterbury Fish And Game Announce Lower Rakaia Fishery Restoration Project

Thousands of Brown Trout will be released in the lower reaches of the Rakaia River shortly after the North Canterbury Fish and Game Council voted to approve the release of...

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Government Must Act On Freshwater Management After Landmark Scientific Report

The Government is being urged to reconsider how freshwater is being used and managed after world-leading research by the Cawthron Institute revealed that taking water from rivers affects fish much...

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‘Great Weekend' To Try Trout Fishing On Rotorua Lakes

With fine weather forecast, holidaymakers heading for Rotorua are reminded that it’s a great time to have a go at trout fishing on the Rotorua lakes, says Fish & Game.

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