Category: Reel Life

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Graeme Marshall fishing report for Reel Life October 2017

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South Canterbury Report

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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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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

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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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Creasy's Column for Reel Life August 2017 - by Hugh Creasy

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“Embrace the cold,” said Harry, “and enjoy the moment.” My snarled reply was unprintable. My left boot was leaking and the cold seeped through my aching limbs.

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Will Spry fishing report, Reel Life August 2017

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Winter seems to be on the way out in the Mackenzie, but fortunately it has been a gentle one for us.

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Martin Langland’s column, Reel Life August 2017

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During May and June, the winter river fishing was the best I’ve ever experienced – maybe due to lower more stable flows, especially in larger rivers.

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Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life May 2017

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With only some high country lakes open for fishing during the month of May there is not a lot to report on.

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David Haynes column for Reel Life May 2017

Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 8 June in Rotorua. We are grateful to Eastern Region Fish & Game for the use of their meeting rooms and encourage all...

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Chris Dore column for Reel Life May 2017

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June's never an easy month for fishing here in the Queenstown area, with browns well and truly in their spawning 'no go' areas for the rainbows, for the most part...

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Creasy's Column - By Hugh Creasy

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The sun was below the horizon and its dying light cast a silvery glare on the water. Polaroids were no longer of any use.

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Chris Dore Fishing Report Apr 2017

So the seasons winding down but don't hang up your waders just yet…May sees some pretty epic fishing still on the go in the Otago and Southland regions.

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NZFFA Report Apr 2017

If you like jokes, I’ve got an even better one than 90% of rivers being swimmable by 2040.

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report Apr 2017

At one stage mid-summer I was quite fearful that the South Canterbury area was heading inexorably down the path of another drought year - such as experienced a few...

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Will Spry Fishing Report Mar 2017

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With the late arrival of Summer (deliberate capital S), we have enjoyed some great fishing in the Mackenzie Country.

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NZFFA Report Mar 2017

It’s fair to say that Minister for the Environment, Nick Smith, has had a pretty rough ride lately - his latest proposed freshwater standards have been ridiculed, Federated Mountain...

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Creasy's Column - by Hugh Creasy March 2017

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I like to doze in the afternoons. Not that I’m lazy – I just find it pleasant.

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