Category: Fishing

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Anglers urged to try a 'fishy lucky dip'

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Anglers…here’s a “fishy lucky dip” that could net you a trout worth $10,000.

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Remember to Vote - Farmers are!

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This years Fish & Game elections are already attracting a bit of attention, Stuff.co.nz has published a story about Federated Farmers putting candidates up for election.

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Angling events 2018-19

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life August 2018

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Anglers ‘eager' as new trout licences go on sale

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Trout fishing licences for the coming year are going on sale tomorrow as freshwater anglers eagerly look forward to the start of the 2018-19 freshwater sports fishing season.

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Fishers’ right of way to open beside Riuwaka River

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People will have better access to the south branch of the Riuwaka River thanks to a joint initiative by Tasman District Council, Fish and Game and the New Zealand Walking...

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Public briefing on the RDR decision by ECan

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Central South Island Fish & Game has held a public briefing for anglers to digest the decision by ECan Commissioners to allow RDR Management Ltd (RDRML) to take additional water...

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Environment Canterbury’s Rangitata irrigation decision a “slap in the face”

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Environment Canterbury’s decision to allow irrigators to take more water from the Rangitata River is being described as “surprising and extremely disappointing” by Central South Island Fish and Game.

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How do you breed 100,000 trout?

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Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery is in full swing again in the production of up to 100,000 fish for release into Rotorua and other North Island lakes.

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Creasy's Column - the challenges of winter fishing

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By Hugh Creasy

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Anglers urged to 'make most' of last days of boat fishing

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Anglers urged to ‘make the most’ of last week of boat fishing

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Spotlight on stream protection in trout spawning season

Brown trout spawning in a small stream Credit Hamish Carnachan

Wellington Fish & Game is urging landowners and councils to play their part in protecting streams with trout spawning now in full swing.

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Great’ fishing on offer in Rotorua lakes – as spawning runs in some lakes hit record levels

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Anglers are being urged to get into some “terrific” fishing on the Rotorua lakes – after reports of excellent catches and record spawning runs underway.

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2018 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing competition

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Ticket sales are now available from the following outlets for the The 2018 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing competition on the 7th and 8th July 2018:

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Meet the future - what water samples can tell us about trout and salmon

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Imagine being able to scoop water out of a river and tell if fish live upstream, what species they are and if they’re reproducing?

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life May 2018

Opening weekend of the game season came and went, and the boom of shotguns died away with hardly a repeat of the opening morning fusillade.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 27/04/18

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Monday the 30th of April is the last day of the regular fishing season.That means this weekend is the last weekend too.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 27th April 2018

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The fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region this weekend, are rivers are likely to become discoloured for a few days,...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 20th April 2018

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Dear Anglers, Conditions for fishing have not been good the past week with the main upper river catchments receiving large amounts of rain.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 20/04/18

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Last Friday the weather finally cleared long enough to allow the completion of the second salmon spawning count for the upper Rangitata spawning streams.

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