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Environment Canterbury’s Rangitata irrigation decision a “slap in the face”

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Environment Canterbury’s decision to allow irrigators to take more water from the Rangitata River is being described as “surprising and extremely disappointing” by Central South Island Fish and Game.

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How do you breed 100,000 trout?

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Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery is in full swing again in the production of up to 100,000 fish for release into Rotorua and other North Island lakes.

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Creasy's Column - the challenges of winter fishing

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By Hugh Creasy

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Anglers urged to 'make most' of last days of boat fishing

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Anglers urged to ‘make the most’ of last week of boat fishing

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Timidity undermines Land and Water Forum Report when boldness required

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Fish & Game is disappointed with the just-released Land and Water Forum report, saying it’s too timid and fails to provide answers on improving water quality.

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Wild duck competition proves a winner

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Hunters from around the country converged on North Canterbury to take part in the first Canterbury Wild Duck Competition.

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Spotlight on stream protection in trout spawning season

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Wellington Fish & Game is urging landowners and councils to play their part in protecting streams with trout spawning now in full swing.

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Great’ fishing on offer in Rotorua lakes – as spawning runs in some lakes hit record levels

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Anglers are being urged to get into some “terrific” fishing on the Rotorua lakes – after reports of excellent catches and record spawning runs underway.

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“A Good Start’ - Government’s New Tourism Levy Welcomed

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Fish and Game is backing the government’s proposed levy on overseas visitors, saying it is a good start to tackling the growing pressure on New Zealand’s back country.

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Return your duck band details for the chance to ‘win big’

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Game bird hunters – return your duck band details and you could win a terrific “double prize” of a top quality duck hunting jacket plus a six-pack of state of...

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Check, clean and dry to combat ‘lake snow’

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Fish & Game is urging its licenceholders to check, clean and dry their angling and hunting equipment to help combat the North Island spread of the algae which causes lake snow.

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Queens Birthday Honour for Environmental Champion

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“A champion for the environment” – Fish & Game says Bryce Johnson’s Queen’s Birthday honour is “richly deserved”

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Queens Birthday honour for Canterbury fishing identity

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Ashburton's Matthew Hall has been made Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours for services to conservation and fishing.

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“Fair go For Kiwis” - Fish & Game Supports DoC New Charging Policy

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Fish & Game is supporting the Department of Conservation’s new policy of charging overseas visitors more for using huts and campsites on the Great Walks.

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2018 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing competition

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Ticket sales are now available from the following outlets for the The 2018 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing competition on the 7th and 8th July 2018:

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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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Budget’s Environmental Commitments Welcome

Fish and Game is welcoming the budget, saying it signals a solid intention to turn around years of environmental degradation.

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“Well done” – Fish & Game congratulates farm environment award winners

Fish & Game is congratulating the winners of recent farming awards, saying they are leading the way in showing the agriculture industry that it is possible to look after the...

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Regional Manager Hawkes Bay

Fish & Game New Zealand seeks an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to manage its Hawke’s Bay operations.

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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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