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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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Fish & Game: compensation claims ‘completely false’

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game has strongly refuted as “completely false” a Waikato Times article’s claim that the organisation has been ordered to pay compensation as the result of a court case.

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Central South Island Weekly Fishing Report 6 December 2018

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With Rhys away for week, I thought I would put together a brief guide on beginner fly fishing, as a fellow beginner fly fisher.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 7th December 2018

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Prospects for North Canterbury anglers look average in most places this weekend.

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Second Fonterra sustainability report confirms industrial dairying unsustainable

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Fish & Game is welcoming Fonterra’s second ever sustainability report in 17 years on its environmental performance, saying it shows the corporate dairy giant is still scrambling to respond to...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 30/11/18

WFR1819.22 The Crew from the Gone Fishing project L R Jack Drummond Mr Brent Duncan Josh Lovely Isa Creba Caleb Turland Jumm Janevinitchai

The region is still saturated, and some patchy rain is forecast for the weekend. Like last week, if you’re planning to fish a river or stream this weekend many of...

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 30th November 2018

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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David Haynes Column for Reel Life November 2018

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BAD PENNIES

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Chris Dore Fishing Report for Reel Life November 2018

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Another very changeable few weeks here in the south and a struggle to find fishable waters some days. However fishable doesn’t always mean gin clear.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life November 2018

By Hugh Creasy

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life November 2018

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South Canterbury Report

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Canterbury water testing raises health concerns

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Fish & Game has carried out sampling in Canterbury - knowing that nitrates contamination in rivers kills trout - to see whether contamination from intensive dairy farming is getting into...

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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life November 2018

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Mackenzie Country Report

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‘Avid anglers’ all set for Rotorua streams opening

Fish Game Officer Anthony van Dorp checks a licence Ngongotaha Stream3.

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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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 23/11/18

WFR1819.21Jack Gillespie 9 with his brown trout caught in discoloured waters at the Ahuriri Arm Lake Benmore credit A Gillespie

The region is saturated, and more rain is forecast for the weekend. Chances are, if you’re planning to fish a river or stream this weekend it will be hard to...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 23 November 2018

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Dear Anglers, The weekends forecast is looking pretty good for anglers, from the inland to the coastal parts of the region.

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Kids salmon fishing day success

Jack Tilson of Lincoln and his salmon

Central South Island Fish & Game held their annual Kids Salmon Fishing Day at Loch Cameron, Twizel on Saturday November 17.

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Environmental award for students studying trout

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Following reports that the Mimihau stream was "dead" from a fishing perspective, Year 12 students at Southland's Menzies College decided they would investigate this statement further.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 15th November 2018

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Christchurch Show weekend has arrived and there is little sign of salmon about.

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