Category: Fishing

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NZFFA Report Mar 2017

It’s fair to say that Minister for the Environment, Nick Smith, has had a pretty rough ride lately - his latest proposed freshwater standards have been ridiculed, Federated Mountain...

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Creasy's Column - by Hugh Creasy March 2017

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I like to doze in the afternoons. Not that I’m lazy – I just find it pleasant.

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‘Thousands’ of trout releases to Rotorua lakes in autumn release programme

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Fish & Game’s autumn releases to re-stock the Rotorua lakes are well underway.

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Riuwaka Trout Population Boosted

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Trout flying bright green streamers were released into the Riuwaka River Yesterday.

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Marlborough Freshwater Anglers Club

Read the Clubs March 2017 Newsletter here

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Trout Population Gets a Boost with Upcoming Releases

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Fish & Game are about to commence a number of fishery enhancement releases over the coming month, including a Trust Power release of 400 adult rainbow trout into the Branch/Leatham Rivers.

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Weekly Fishing Report– Central South Island Region – 03-03-2017

Caught a Tench lately? Ever heard of coarse fishing waters? If you are wondering what I am getting at, it’s the fact that unique fishing opportunities exist in the Central...

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 3rd of March

Tony Hawker North Canterbury Fish & Game Officer

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Conditions looking good for this weekend’s Waimakariri salmon fishing competition

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Following on from last weekend’s Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition, anglers will have the chance to try their luck on the Waimakariri River this weekend.

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Upper Ahuriri River Angler Survey

Have you fished the upper Ahuriri River above Longslip Creek this season? If the answer is “yes” Central South Island Fish & Game would like to hear about your angling experience.

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Calling all Otago junior duck hunters

Otago Fish & Game Council has dedicated this Saturday as a special hunting season for young shooters to have a go at Paradise Shelduck.

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Stricken Salmon farm gets a special Christmas delivery

Smiles beamed from the faces of the owners and staff at the Paringa Salmon Farm café recently when two loads of replacement fish were delivered by Fish & Game staff.

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New Blog Post

Genesis Energy has advised there will be five flushing releases of 26 cubic metres per second, for up to 9 hours, from the Moawhango Dam.

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Rotorua streams known for ‘trophy brown trout’ set to open

Anglers are gearing up to target some of New Zealand’s “biggest wild trout” as some renown Rotorua streams open for summer.

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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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