Archive: September, 2017

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Eager anglers prep for trout season opening

All set for opening...boaties gathered at The Landing Lake Tarawera on the evening before Opening Day.

Tens of thousands of enthusiastic trout anglers are eagerly preparing for the nationwide opening of the sports fishing season this weekend.

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Wellington Weekly Report 28 September

Only a few more sleeps to go before Opening - Sunday, October 1 - and for once it looks like the weather is going to hold for anglers!

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New trout season perfect school holidays opportunity

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The new trout fishing season opens this weekend throughout the country, providing parents with a great family school holiday activity.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life September 2017

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I am persuading myself that a want has become a need. My waders definitely leak.

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Martin Langlands column for Reel Life September 2017

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One of the more vivid aspects of early season fly fishing is the good number of Mayfly hatches that occur.

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Will Spry fishing report for Reel Life

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The first signs of spring are starting to show up in the high country, with blossom budding, daffodils springing up and a few insects starting to move around.

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Fish & Game issues ‘timely’ reminder – don’t forget to update your fishing licence

Fish Game Officer Anthony van Dorp inspects anglers licence Stony Point Lake Tarawera2.

Anglers eagerly anticipating the start of the new freshwater fishing season are being reminded not to forget the most important accessory of all – their licence.

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Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life September 2017

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With the new season just a week away as I write this, I find myself day dreaming about other opening days stretching back well over 40 years.

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NZFFA Report for Reel Life September 2017

FISH ON RISE

WATER POLITICS

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Chris Dore column for Reel Life September 2017

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The rivers and streams around the region are in pretty good shape and a recent springtime recce saw mayfly hatching out on a number of smaller waters.

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Shoveler duck survey results are in

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Fish & Game staff have completed their annual survey of shoveler ducks.

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Counting down to the big 'quack off'

Andrew Currie doing his best duck impressions.

The country’s keen duck callers are getting set to compete in the New Zealand Duck Calling Championships to be held in Taupo.

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Call for honesty in water debate

Opponents of water quality proposals are being called on to bring honesty and reality to the debate on improving New Zealand’s waterways.

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Voters urged to get out and vote in the ‘swimmable’ election

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As voting for the 2017 General Election begins, people are being urged to have their say in what Fish & Game is describing as the ‘swimmable’ election.

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150 years of brown trout

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October 2017 marks 150 years since brown trout were first introduced to New Zealand.

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Government’s new irrigation focus ‘a cynical smokescreen’

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Fish & Game is dismissing as “cynical” and “a smokescreen” the government’s claim it is giving the crown’s irrigation company a new environmental focus.

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Voters urged to take ‘hard look’ at political promises this election

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With just over a fortnight until the General Election on September 23, voters are being urged to take a hard look at which political parties will do the most to...

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Father's Day success for young hunters in the Hawke's Bay

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Each year, nine junior game bird licenceholders from the Hawke's Bay region get to go on a Father's Day driven pheasant shoot at the historic Tuna Nui Station.

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Practice your quack - the duck calling champs are on the way

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The country’s keen duck callers are getting set to compete in the New Zealand Duck Calling Championships to be held in Taupo.

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