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Candidates confirmed for the 2021 Fish & Game elections

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Anglers and hunters throughout New Zealand need to check they are enrolled to vote now that candidates in the 2021 Fish & Game elections were confirmed today.

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A call for candidates to contest the Fish & Game elections is now open

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Have you got governance skills you could apply to the Fish & Game organisation.

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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

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To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...

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Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?

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Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health.

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Q&A on the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game

Below are some commonly asked questions and their answers about the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game.

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Precautionary winter closure of Upper Tekapo Canal sports fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries has led to a precautionary closure during the peak of the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Funding proposal for Lake Hayes misses the point

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Amazing fishing opportunities at Lake Pupuke

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Three hundred large rainbow trout have been released by Fish & Game staff into the Quarry Lake arm of Lake Pupuke on the North Shore this week and fishing has...

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Quacker of a morning greets duck hunters

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The weather conditions were in the duck's favour as the sun rose on the 2021 game bird season around the country.

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Only one day to go till the 2021 game bird season

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Around 45,000 kiwis will be counting down the hours on Friday to the start of the 2021 duck hunting season on Saturday.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 29-04-2021

WFR2021.64 the authors last fish of the summer season on the Opihi River

The “summer” season finishes up tomorrow, Friday the 30th of April; and this is the final weekly fishing report for the 2020/2021 fishing season.

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Weekly Fishing Report- Central South Island 22 April 2021

WFR2021.63 A salmon is measured and DNA sample collected before its return to Deep Creek in the Rangitata Catchment photo Credit Richie Cosgrove

Be sure to make the most of the last weekend of the “summer fishing season”.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 22nd April 2021

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The weather forecast for the weekend looks mixed for the weekend, with Saturday morning OK before a southerly change Saturday afternoon lasting until Sunday morning, where there is another window...

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Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 15 April 2021

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The traditional fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region Friday night, rivers are likely to become dis-coloured for a few days.

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Weekly Fishing Report - Central South Island - 15 April 2021

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We are winding down towards the end of the main fishing season on April 30.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 08-04-2021

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As Rhys reported last week, the sea-run salmon season has now closed and that brings the beginning of our annual salmon counts.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 9th April 2021

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather is going to be less than ideal this weekend.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 1st April 2021

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Yesterday was the last day of the salmon fishing season which was celebrated with the annual Rangers Fishing Competition at the mouth of the Waimakariri River.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 01-04-2021

WFR2021.55 Hakataramea River near Wrights Crossing 31 03 2021 this pool held a few adult trout

The weather forecast for Easter weekend is a mixed bag but there isn’t much rain forecast so rivers and streams will offer stable flows.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 25-03-2021

WFR2021.52 Irihapiti Meager displays her dads rare catch an Opihi River rainbow trout March 2021 credit Nathan Meager

We have a rare but “consistent” catch report to share this week - an Opihi River rainbow trout.

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