Category: Fishing

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Government Must Act On Freshwater Management After Landmark Scientific Report

The Government is being urged to reconsider how freshwater is being used and managed after world-leading research by the Cawthron Institute revealed that taking water from rivers affects fish much...

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‘Great Weekend' To Try Trout Fishing On Rotorua Lakes

With fine weather forecast, holidaymakers heading for Rotorua are reminded that it’s a great time to have a go at trout fishing on the Rotorua lakes, says Fish & Game.

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Shoreline Fishing Revs Up With Winter’s Spawning Runs

Shoreline fishing is beginning to fire up on the Rotorua lakes, as wintry weather prompts trout into their spawning runs.

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World Fish Migration Day A Success

Dozens of Canterbury school children have had a fun-filled day at Opawa School in Christchurch getting hands-on experience of what fish have to go through as they migrate up and...

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Jail term hits home ‘strong message’ to would be poachers

Fish & Game says the jailing of a second man in a large-scale poaching case – sends a strong message that trout poaching is taken seriously by the courts and...

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Stranded fish rescued after the Ashley River dries up

North Canterbury Fish & Game staff have rescued more than 40 fish in a fish salvage operation in the Ashley River.

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Hunting & fishing access protected under new laws

Game bird hunter access to traditional hunting spots on farm dams, rivers and creeks remains unaffected by new workplace safety legislation.

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Have a go at trout fishing with a ‘bargain’ licence

If for some reason you never got around to buying a trout fishing licence for summer, special winter trout fishing licences on sale now are a bargain!

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Fishing hots up at Lake Rotorua stream mouths

The fishing at Lake Rotorua stream mouths is firing for anglers as trout congregate at the cool water coming out of the streams.

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First, catch your trout!

Summer is here and the time is right for putting a fresh-caught trout or salmon on the BBQ.

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Concern over plan for road through Kahurangi National Park

Fish & Game is concerned over a proposal to put a road through the South Island’s remote Kahurangi National Park, saying it will jeopardise a pristine environment and an existing...

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Fish away your summer holidays!

Holidaymakers are being encouraged to try something new this summer and have a go at trout and salmon fishing.

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Anglers with no licence ‘commonest offence’

On the second day of summer, Eastern Fish & Game has revealed that while the commonest offence encountered remains fishing without a licence – officer safety measures in dealing with...

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Spring ‘great time’ for trout fishing on West Coast

The end of the whitebait season last weekend signals the perfect time to hit West Coast waterways in pursuit of trout.

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Waioeka River 'all set' for anglers

Fish & Game staff have cleared tracks and angler access points and sprayed weed re-growth throughout the Waioeka Gorge and Opato Stream in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, to make...

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Fish & Game tips good times ahead for Lake Arapuni anglers

Lake Arapuni, one of the Waikato’s most popular trout fishing spots, is in the “best shape” ever for the summer with rainbows averaging more than half a metre long, according...

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Fish & Game releases trout by boat at Lake Tarawera

Fish & Game officers have used a boat to release fish “far and wide” on Lake Tarawera this week.

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'First class’ Rotorua streams all set to open

Anglers are gearing up for the December opening of some first class stream fishing around the shores of Lake Rotorua.

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Fish & Game applauds Cawthron Institute initiative to clean up New Zealand's waterways

Fish & Game is applauding the Cawthron Institute’s launch of a new charitable foundation to improve New Zealand’s water quality but questions why such vital work is being left to charities.

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Holiday weekend opportunity for anglers to taste success

Labour weekend is providing holiday makers with their first opportunity to sample the wider range of new freshwater fishing licences now being offered by Fish & Game.

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