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Fish&Game calls for stronger environment protection laws after “sobering report”

Fish & Game is calling for a radical re-think on environment protection laws, saying the just-issued State of The Environment Report shows the present system isn’t working.

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Holiday weekend opportunity for anglers to taste success

Labour weekend is providing holiday makers with their first opportunity to sample the wider range of new freshwater fishing licences now being offered by Fish & Game.

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Rotoiti and Okataina ‘best performers’ of Rotorua lakes on trout opening

Lake Rotoiti fished “way ahead” of normal on Opening Day, going by Fish & Game’s surveys of hundreds of anglers who turned out for the start of the new fishing season.

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New Fish & Game Councils Warned They Face Big Challenges

New Fish & Game councillors are being told they face big challenges representing their fellow anglers, game bird hunters and the environment after their success was announced in the results...

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'Foolish' Rotorua man failed to learn poaching lesson

A Rotorua man failed to learn his lesson after being booked for trout poaching offences, and “foolishly” went on to commit more just over a month later.

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Hauraki angler ‘closest’ to grand fishing prize of $25k

A Hauraki Plains angler has won a $200 prize in Fish & Game’s Fish for Gold promotion, getting closest to the grand prize of $25,000.

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'Banding Together' hunting jacket winners named

Hunting & Fishing New Zealand has named this year’s five lucky game bird hunters who’ve each won one of their $299.99 Matuku hunting jackets in the Banding Together promotion.

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Fish & Game Questions Horizons Regional Council's Commitment To The Environment

Fish & Game is calling for a formal, independent review of Horizons Regional Council after media reports the council is allowing farmers to dodge environmental plans for cleaning up the...

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Number of junior anglers pleasing - Fish & Game

A feature of the opening of the new trout fishing season has been the number of young anglers on the waterways - this year October 1 fell within the first...

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New fishing season: happy anglers, fish biting

Happy days…anglers who turned out for the first day of the new trout fishing season around the North Island were treated to some balmy conditions and hungry fish.

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New Manager for Southland Fish and Game

Fish and Game has appointed a new Manager to replace Maurice Rodway who retires from the position in January 2016.

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Wild weather & water worries ahead of the new South Island fishing season

Get out and make the most of favourable conditions early in the new fishing season in the South Island, is the advice from Fish & Game ahead of the 1...

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Anglers asked to 'tell all' on fishing habits

Fish & Game officers are preparing to quiz over 1000 anglers about their fishing habits on Opening Day, as the new fishing season (October 1) – gets underway on the...

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Trout Angling Access Safeguarded For Season Opening

Anglers are being reassured by Fish & Game that access to their favourite fishing spot for the looming trout fishing season has been safeguarded by Parliament under several pieces of...

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Anglers lured to Rotorua lakes with $25,000 trout prize!

The lure of the “big one” has taken on a whole new perspective with Fish & Game’s launch of a major fishing promotion on Rotorua’s lakes offering 25,000 as the...

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Anglers and hunters urged to ‘make their vote count’

Hunters and anglers are being urged to make sure they have their say in how the environment and freshwater fish and game bird resources are managed by voting in the...

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New technology revolutionises field work

From counting trout spawning in Fiordland, to monitoring duck numbers in Nelson, Fish & Game is using new drone technology to transform its field work.

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Tracking mallards - latest word from the researchers

Fish & Game’s major mallard research project is continuing – but already producing some valuable insights – for example into survival rates for female ducks and their ducklings.

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Candidates announced, now ensure you are on the roll

Freshwater anglers and gamebird hunters are being urged to make sure they are on Fish & Game’s electoral roll for next month’s regional council elections.

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Last chance to bag some game birds

Fish & Game is urging gamebird hunters to make the most of the last weekend of the gamebird season and bag some upland game birds – pheasants and quail –...

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