Northland Reel Life May 2017

2017 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing Competition

It’s that time of the year again when we hold our annual Kai Iwi Lakes trout fishing competition. Make sure you save the date of the 24th and 25th June 2017 into your calendar.

Above Right:  Breigan Yorke Winner of the 2016 Children Heaviest Trout with our Fish and Game Chairman Phil Durham.

Flyers and tickets are available from Nola Sports and McCoy & Thomas stores in Dargaville and on the Fish & Game website.  

The tickets prices are: $50.00 per adult.

As part of our “Take a Kid fishing” programme, the juniors and children are FREE to enter but they must register and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

We are looking forward to seeing you and your family all participating in this great event.

We appreciate the support of our sponsors for making this fun family event happen.

I look forward to meeting more anglers at the competition.

Check out our website for tips on how to catch your competition winning trout.

Winterless North

Winter wairua river whats openFrom the 1st May to 30th September, the rivers and streams in the Northland region are closed to freshwater fishing except for downstream of the confluence of the Waiotu and Whakapara Rivers on the Wairua River.

Left: A map of the Wairua River.

It’s time to make the most of the opportunities that cooler weather makes for our lakes and reservoirs.

Now that we’ve had a good frost or two the water temperature has started to ease back and are bringing trout up into easier striking distance.

We are about to begin our annual stocking liberations for the reservoirs and lakes.

This helps maintain a healthy fishery at our put and take sites around Northland.

This continued stocking creates more opportunities for Northland anglers.

Winter licences are now available so if you haven’t got your freshwater fishing licence yet and most of your freshwater fishing is done during the cooler months this great value licence is a good opportunity for you.

We hope you make the most of this winter freshwater fishing opportunity.

Tight lines!

Andrew Kirk, Northland Fish & Game Field Officer