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Rotorua streams known for ‘trophy brown trout’ set to open

Anglers are gearing up to target some of New Zealand’s “biggest wild trout” as some renown Rotorua streams open for summer.

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Fish & Game Urges Anglers to ‘Steer Clear' of Clarence River

Anglers have been asked to avoid the Clarence River in Canterbury downstream from the gorge following today’s earthquake.

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Oreti River Valley Environment Court decision

Environment Court Judge J E Borthwick's full decision on the Oreti River valley is available below for download by concerned anglers.

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Kiwis Off To World Duck Calling Champs In U.S.

Two young New Zealanders from the South Island have flown out to the United States to take part in the world duck calling championships (flew out Monday 7 Nov).

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Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition Success

A last minute rush to be the last angler eligible to enter paid off for angler Nick Moody.

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First High Country Rivers Open To Anglers

Fishing in the South Island’s remote and scenic back country regions begins opening today, with more waters opening this weekend.

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Fresh Trout For Labour Weekend Dinner

Labour weekend is providing holiday makers with a great opportunity to get out and try catching a trout or salmon for the family dinner table.

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Take A Kid Fishing Day A Huge Success

Over 6000 Cantabrians packed out the four Childrens Fishing Lakes at the Groynes on Sunday, for the annual Take a Kid Fishing day.

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Lake Rotoiti Produces Big Trout On Opening Weekend

Lake Rotoiti produced the biggest fish, including a trout of more than four kilos (nine pounds), on the opening weekend of the new fishing season.

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Politicians Must Act On Young Generation's Call For Clean Water

Politicians from all parties are being urged to act decisively to improve the quality of New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and streams and protect public health following today’s plea to a...

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Anglers Win Fishing Gear But Big Prize Eludes Them

The hunt for a trout worth $10,000 in the Rotorua lakes has ended without the big prize being struck – but three anglers have welcomed $200 worth of fishing gear...

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Stand Up For The Environment In Local Elections, Says Fish & Game

New Zealanders are being urged to stand up for the environment and do their bit to protect their rivers and lakes for swimming as time runs out to vote in...

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Fish & Game Calls On Doc To Do More On 1080 Risk

Fish & Game is calling on the Department of Conservation to do more to reduce the threat 1080 poison poses to people gathering food from waterways, saying its present effort...

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Fish & Game Critical Of Doc's Efforts To Reduce 1080 Risk To Anglers

Fish & Game is calling on the Department of Conservation to do more to reduce the threat 1080 poison poses to people gathering food from waterways, saying its present effort...

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Fishing Season ‘Perfect Family Adventure’ Says Fish & Game

Thousands of anglers will head out to the country’s lakes rivers and streams on Saturday (October 1) for the first day of the new freshwater fishing season – with Fish...

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Prizes All Round As The North Canterbury Swan Hunt Comes To An End

Fourteen lucky game bird hunters walked away with prizes totalling $7200 last weekend at the conclusion of this year’s Great Black Swan Hunt organised by North Canterbury Fish & Game.

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10k Green Tag Trout Now ‘Out There Somewhere’

Somewhere in one of three Rotorua lakes is a fish that can net you $10,000 – and “all you have to do is catch it…”

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Dam Promoters Questioned Over ‘Misleading’ Funding Applications

A report released today shows the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF) paid almost $1 million to an infrastructure project in Wairarapa based on “highly misleading” information and an application that “lacked...

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‘Join The Fun’ - Have A Crack At Catching A 10k Trout

Anglers young and old are invited to “join in the excitement” of trying to catch a fish worth $10,000 as the new trout fishing season gets underway.

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Environment Groups Go Back To Court To Fight For Manawatu Water Quality

The Environmental Defence Society and Fish & Game New Zealand are going to the Environment Court to challenge the way Horizons Regional Council is implementing its One Plan.

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