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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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Volunteers Join In Canterbury Fish Rescue

Fish & Game staff and volunteers have spent three days salvaging fish from the Amuri Irrigation scheme canals near Culverden, North Canterbury.

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Duck Callers ‘Squawk It Out’ In The Calling Champs

There was so much squawking you could be forgiven for thinking that a flock of ducks had taken up refuge inside the Springston Hotel in Canterbury on Saturday night.

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Shoreline Fishing Revs Up With Winter’s Spawning Runs

Shoreline fishing is beginning to fire up on the Rotorua lakes, as wintry weather prompts trout into their spawning runs.

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Taxpayers Still Cleaning Up After Polluters

The Government’s announcement of a $100 million dollar fund to clean up the country’s increasing number of degraded rivers and lakes shows taxpayers are continuing to pay for polluters, according...

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World Fish Migration Day A Success

Dozens of Canterbury school children have had a fun-filled day at Opawa School in Christchurch getting hands-on experience of what fish have to go through as they migrate up and...

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Jail term hits home ‘strong message’ to would be poachers

Fish & Game says the jailing of a second man in a large-scale poaching case – sends a strong message that trout poaching is taken seriously by the courts and...

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Stranded fish rescued after the Ashley River dries up

North Canterbury Fish & Game staff have rescued more than 40 fish in a fish salvage operation in the Ashley River.

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Thousands revel in opening day’s hunting in spite of Indian summer conditions

Tens of thousands of hunters have turned out countrywide for the opening of the new game bird hunting season.

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Fish & Game calls for ‘utmost ’care on eve of new duck hunting season

Fish & Game New Zealand is calling for the thousands of game bird hunters venturing out for the opening of the new hunting season on Saturday to exercise the highest...

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‘Good weather for ducks’- Fish & Game tips better game bird season as rain ends Indian summer

The sudden arrival of rain over much of the country this week is being described as “good weather for ducks” with the gamebird season opening on Saturday 7 May.

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Hunting & fishing company backs Fish & Game duck research

Game bird hunters prepared to help Fish & Game in their ongoing duck research – have the chance of winning one of the latest camo’ hunting jackets.

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Fish & Game awards North Canterbury farmers environment prize

The dedicated efforts of a group of farmers to protect a North Canterbury stream have been recognised by Fish & Game with an environmental award.

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Hunting & gathering - the Gamebird Food Festival is back for 2016!

Some of New Zealand’s best restaurants are again offering game bird hunters the opportunity to have their bag professionally cooked during the 2016 Game Bird Food Festival.

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Good news for game bird hunters: longer seasons, bigger bags

Game bird hunters in a number of regions will get more opportunity to target their favourite quarry this hunting season – after some healthy increases in duck populations.

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Hunting & fishing access protected under new laws

Game bird hunter access to traditional hunting spots on farm dams, rivers and creeks remains unaffected by new workplace safety legislation.

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Environmental degradation forces closure of North Canterbury fisheries

Winter trout fishing will be closed in the lower reaches of North Canterbury rivers from the end of April after approval from the Department of Conservation’s Director General.

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Game bird hunters reminded to turn out on pegging day to reserve hunting spot

Fish & Game is reminding game bird hunters to get out and stake a claim this weekend for their favourite maimai, before the game bird season starts on Saturday, 7 May.

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Have a go at trout fishing with a ‘bargain’ licence

If for some reason you never got around to buying a trout fishing licence for summer, special winter trout fishing licences on sale now are a bargain!

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Fish & Game says Government must heed young New Zealanders and act on clean water petition

Fish & Game is calling on the government to act for all New Zealanders and heed the public petition on clean water presented to politicians at Parliament on Tuesday.

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