News

If you would like to sign up to receive the Weekly Fishing report, click here.

Time is running out to make a submission to protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River

Kuripapango gorge 2 1

The clock is ticking for New Zealanders wanting to ensure Hawkes Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers are protected by a rarely-issued Water Conservation Order.

Read more about 'Time is running out to make a submission to protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River'...


Freshwater reform opponents accused of ‘scaremongering’

Fish & Game has dismissed as “scaremongering” claims that imposing a royalty on commercial use of water will hurt the public.

Read more about 'Freshwater reform opponents accused of ‘scaremongering’'...


Public urged to make submission to protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River

Braided river below Whanawhana

New Zealanders are being urged to make submissions to ensure Hawkes Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers are protected by a rarely-issued Water Conservation Order.

Read more about 'Public urged to make submission to protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River '...


Novice adult beginner spin fishing classes

007

The Otago Fish & Game Council will be running a FREE novice adult beginner spin fishing class before the start of the 2017/18 fishing season.

Read more about ' Novice adult beginner spin fishing classes'...


Wakapuaka Pukeko hunt coming up!

Holly Irvine2

The date has been set for the annual pukeko hunt at Wakapuaka.

Read more about 'Wakapuaka Pukeko hunt coming up!'...


Take A Kid Fishing Day 2017

FGNZ NC TAKF23

This years North Canterbury Take A Kid Fishing Day is being held on October 15 at the The Groynes picnic grounds, off Johns Rd, Belfast, Christchurch starting at 9am.

Read more about 'Take A Kid Fishing Day 2017'...


Want to catch a fish in winter? Head to the hydro canals!

FGNZ CSI CanalFishery23

The popularity of the Mackenzie Basin’s hydro canals for fishing continues to soar, with a new survey showing anglers putting in over 40 thousand fishery visits there last season.

Read more about 'Want to catch a fish in winter? Head to the hydro canals!'...


Wetland restoration comes out on top for contracting firm

fish and game otago operations manager ian hadland 5761447315

South Island contractor Southroads Ltd was given the top prize at a recent Otago Civil Contractors Awards for its bund construction on a lower Taieri wetland.

Read more about 'Wetland restoration comes out on top for contracting firm'...


Fish & Game announces all duck hunters will have to use non-toxic shot from 2021

FGNZ Wainono49

All duck hunters will soon have to use non-toxic shot when hunting following a decision by Fish & Game’s New Zealand Council.

Read more about 'Fish & Game announces all duck hunters will have to use non-toxic shot from 2021'...


Great weather for ducks! Fish & Game says Queens Birthday looks good for game bird hunters

BBmayCSI2 plenty more of this to be had over the coming months

Wet weather forecast for this weekend may not be what everyone wants, but Fish & Game says it will be appreciated by game bird hunters.

Read more about 'Great weather for ducks! Fish & Game says Queens Birthday looks good for game bird hunters'...


Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life May 2017

2016 11 01 10.05.22

With only some high country lakes open for fishing during the month of May there is not a lot to report on.

Read more about 'Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life May 2017'...


Martin Langlands column for Reel Life May 2017

ML Firstfish

Anybody who knows me understands how much I enjoy the winter season, its a time when each and every river experience is very meaningful.

Read more about 'Martin Langlands column for Reel Life May 2017'...


David Haynes column for Reel Life May 2017

Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 8 June in Rotorua. We are grateful to Eastern Region Fish & Game for the use of their meeting rooms and encourage all...

Read more about 'David Haynes column for Reel Life May 2017'...


Chris Dore column for Reel Life May 2017

chris1

June's never an easy month for fishing here in the Queenstown area, with browns well and truly in their spawning 'no go' areas for the rainbows, for the most part...

Read more about 'Chris Dore column for Reel Life May 2017'...


Fish & Game criticise “act of wanton vandalism”

FGNZ SouthTrip15

Central South Island Fish & Game Region Chief Executive Jay Graybill is condemning an attack on a Mackenzie Country salmon farm as “an act of wanton vandalism” and is urging...

Read more about 'Fish & Game criticise “act of wanton vandalism”'...


Concern over impact of winter crop grazing on Otago Rivers

Image2

A new report by Otago Fish & Game has highlighted the major problems facing South Otago streams from sedimentation caused by winter cropping practices.

Read more about 'Concern over impact of winter crop grazing on Otago Rivers'...


Fish & Game offers to work with Southland District Council on cycle trail after High Court appeal is

Hamish Carnachan with an upper Oreti River treasure.

Southland Fish & Game is welcoming the Southland District Council withdrawal of its High Court appeal on the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail, and is offering to work with the...

Read more about 'Fish & Game welcomes move to drop appeal on cycle trail '...


Hunt, gather, cook – The Game Bird Food Festival returns for 2017

5 The Old Vicarage Quail

The Game Bird Food Festival is back on for 2017, giving hunters the opportunity to have their freshly harvested wild duck professionally cooked in a restaurant.

Read more about 'Hunt, gather, cook – The Game Bird Food Festival returns for 2017'...


Hunters win praise for ‘safe’ start to new game bird hunting season

FG rangers on Opening Day Burnham

Game bird hunters have been applauded for a “safe and happy” start to the new hunting season this weekend.

Read more about 'Hunters win praise for ‘safe’ start to new game bird hunting season'...


New game bird hunting season shaping as one of best in years

Trent Lassen from Selwyn

Thousands of game bird hunters have turned out for the start of a new hunting season that’s so far bearing out Fish & Game’s predictions of one of the best...

Read more about 'New game bird hunting season shaping as one of best in years'...