Category: Fishing

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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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Rotoiti and Okataina ‘best performers’ of Rotorua lakes on trout opening

Lake Rotoiti fished “way ahead” of normal on Opening Day, going by Fish & Game’s surveys of hundreds of anglers who turned out for the start of the new fishing season.

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'Foolish' Rotorua man failed to learn poaching lesson

A Rotorua man failed to learn his lesson after being booked for trout poaching offences, and “foolishly” went on to commit more just over a month later.

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Hauraki angler ‘closest’ to grand fishing prize of $25k

A Hauraki Plains angler has won a $200 prize in Fish & Game’s Fish for Gold promotion, getting closest to the grand prize of $25,000.

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'Banding Together' hunting jacket winners named

Hunting & Fishing New Zealand has named this year’s five lucky game bird hunters who’ve each won one of their $299.99 Matuku hunting jackets in the Banding Together promotion.

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Number of junior anglers pleasing - Fish & Game

A feature of the opening of the new trout fishing season has been the number of young anglers on the waterways - this year October 1 fell within the first...

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New fishing season: happy anglers, fish biting

Happy days…anglers who turned out for the first day of the new trout fishing season around the North Island were treated to some balmy conditions and hungry fish.

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Wild weather & water worries ahead of the new South Island fishing season

Get out and make the most of favourable conditions early in the new fishing season in the South Island, is the advice from Fish & Game ahead of the 1...

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Anglers asked to 'tell all' on fishing habits

Fish & Game officers are preparing to quiz over 1000 anglers about their fishing habits on Opening Day, as the new fishing season (October 1) – gets underway on the...

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Trout Angling Access Safeguarded For Season Opening

Anglers are being reassured by Fish & Game that access to their favourite fishing spot for the looming trout fishing season has been safeguarded by Parliament under several pieces of...

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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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