Northland Reel Life October 2017

Make the most of cooler temps

We hope everyone had a great Labour Weekend and school holidays.

And we'd love to think many of you took the opportunity to take a break from phones and tablets to introduce the family to freshwater fishing. 

Top right: Rainbow landed in the Wairua catchment.

We’ve had a cool start to spring with plenty of south westerlies, which means more opportunity for anglers as river levels return to normal.

Northland Rivers are open for fishing and the office has had reports of good condition trout being landed on the Waiotu River.

So make the most of the cooler temperatures while they're still here as summer's just around the corner.

For more information about freshwater fishing opportunities in Northland check out our website.

Kai Iwi Lakes delivering

We’ve had a good start to the season with reports that our recently liberated fingerlings are developing to a good size, well over our 300mm limit.

That's good news for those who frequent the lakes. Make the most of this opportunity before the lakes get too busy.

Kai Iwi Lakes Navigational Safety Bylaw

The bylaw was considered in late September with a lot of Northland Fish & Game’s submission points taken on board.

Some of these points originated from the Taharoa Domain Governance committee, such as the banning of all power boats on Lake Waikare.

This matter could not be clarified or dealt with by this Northland Regional Council committee.

A consensus could not be reached on shoreline speed buffers which looks as if it will go out for further consultation. Keep an eye on the NRC website for further updates on this.

Getting access to your favourite fishing spot can be more wet and boggy than you think.

Always check with landowners and obtain their permission when accessing these tracks to reach your preferred spot.

We’re starting to get some good drying from the spring winds which will make it easier to get to your fishing possie.

Lake Manuwai still closed

Access to the lake for fishing is still closed.

Monitoring is continuing to show the presence of a persistent algal bloom.

For further information contact FNDC 0800-920 029 or Kerikeri Irrigation Company on 09- 4077813.

Check, clean & dry

N2 CCD boat angler graphicWhen moving between your fishing spots remember to check, clean and dry to protect our precious waterways from freshwater pests and plants.

For more information on the CCD steps check out this site

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