Category: Fishing

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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

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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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Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout from hatchery

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Trout poached from Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager who has paid dearly for his catch.

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Weekly Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 13th April 2018

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report. It looks as if winter has finally arrived.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 13/04/18

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Snows on the hills and I’m even considering putting the fire on it was only this time last week I was wearing tee shirt and jandals!

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Fish for Winter Trout

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But check the weather forecast first.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 06/04/18

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Lake Tekapo anglers will be pleased to hear that during the week we released another two tanker loads of salmon smolt in the lake to continue to support the “put...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report, Friday 6th April 2018

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There have been only limited opportunities for salmon anglers over the last week and as such, reports of success are again minimal.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 30th March 2018

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Dear Anglers, This report has been written a couple of days in advance of the weekend as field work has kept us out of range for the later part of...

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