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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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Better value and more options as 2015-16 Fishing Licences go on sale

Freshwater anglers have a wide range of new freshwater fishing options to choose with Fish & Game’s 2015-16 trout and salmon licences now on sale.

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Fish & Game says launch of new fishing licences offers 'nine ways to catch a fish'

Fish & Game New Zealand is preparing to introduce four new types of fishing licence to provide more choice and flexibility – so both current anglers or newcomers to the...

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Anglers, hunters urged to run for Fish & Game councils

“If you’re passionate about trout fishing and hunting and have some firm ideas on how to manage these pursuits – here’s your chance.”

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Turning out for the big 'spoony' count

More than 50 Fish & Game officers and volunteers turned out in early August, to carry out Fish & Game’s only nationwide bird count – centred on the shoveler duck...

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You are here Home Healthy response to call for duck pond volunteers

Operation Duck Pond is signing up more volunteers, following a “very good response” from game bird hunters to a fresh appeal for pond observers.

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Please send us your duck details

Fish & Game officers have made an urgent appeal for game bird hunters to send in any duck band information they have – after a “disappointingly slow” response to the...

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Fish & Game mounts nationwide bird-counting mission

Up to 50 Fish & Game officers and volunteers around New Zealand head out on a major game bird-counting mission today – focused on the shoveler duck, or ‘spoony.’

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Operation Duck Pond needs your help!

Operation Duck Pond is still looking for keen waterfowl hunters (or family members, friends) who are able to monitor their ponds over the coming breeding season.

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Save recreational access plea by Federated Farmers and Fish & Game

Federated Farmers and Fish & Game are asking Parliament to ensure proposed health and safety legislation does not lead to restrictions on recreational access to farms and forests.

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Fish & Game wins again over Ruataniwha Dam

Fish & Game is welcoming as a “significant victory” the Ruataniwha Board of Inquiry’s final decision on the conditions which would govern the controversial Hawkes Bay dam and irrigation project.

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Fish & Game Urges Government To Act on Water Quality

Fish & Game is urging the government to act immediately on the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s warnings about the continuing deterioration of the country’s waterways and sharp rise in...

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Fish & Game Wants Answers Over Taupo Trout Proposal

Fish & Game is meeting the Office of Treaty Settlements to get answers over a controversial proposal to allow Ngati Tuwharetoa to raise trout in Taupo’s existing trout hatchery facilities.

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Online mapping system helps Waikato hunters hit the mark

Planning a hunting trip in the Waikato just got easier following the introduction of new hunter access point information on the free, nationwide Walking Access Mapping System.

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East coast rivers ‘fire up’ as trout launch into spawning runs

Anglers on the east coast of the North Island are reporting some great fishing as trout settle into their spawning runs.

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