Category: Fishing

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Catfish confirmed in Lake Rotorua

P5a photo Catfish must be credited DOC Glen MacLean

Catfish have been confirmed in Lake Rotorua in the lead up to Christmas.

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Fish & Game: don’t forget to pack a fishing rod

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Holidaymakers planning their Christmas break are being reminded to pack a fishing rod in the car, campervan or caravan to target some trout during the holidays.

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‘Jumbo’ trout freed into Lake Rotorua

Fish Game officer Mark Sherburn frees a display pond trout in Lake Rotorua2.

Anglers have been given the chance to chase some “jumbo-size” trout in Lake Rotorua.

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‘Avid anglers’ all set for Rotorua streams opening

Fish Game Officer Anthony van Dorp checks a licence Ngongotaha Stream3.

Anglers are making plans to catch some big wild trout in particular, as some of Rotorua and Waikaremoana’s best known streams re-open for summer.

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Angling events 2018-19

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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Backcountry fisheries to be checked for angling pressure

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Fish & Game staff will be keeping a close eye on how much angling pressure is being placed on back country fisheries in the South Island as they open later...

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Boost for fish stocks at Lake McLaren near Tauranga

FG Brittney Stuck from Pennsylvania helps release fish at Lake McLaren

Fish & Game has released hundreds of young trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimai ranges near Tauranga – to boost the fishing stocks for...

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Fish for Gold angler ‘lucky several times over’ in his catch

Fish Gold 18 winner Sven Tetenburg

The only angler to catch an orange tagged trout in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” has described just how lucky he was to catch the special trout.

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Angler catches orange tag trout in ‘fishy lucky dip'

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An angler has caught the first trout with an orange tag in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” – stoking up interest in the hunt for a fish worth $10,000.

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New trout season off to a flying start

Opening Oct 2018 Brent George with a solid rainbow from Lake Tarawera2.

Thousands of keen anglers around the country have been enjoying success as they try to catch a trout for the family dinner table following the opening of the new freshwater...

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Anglers big day out

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Trout anglers’ big day arrives with the start of the new fishing season

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Perfect combo - school holidays & new trout fishing season

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The opening of the new trout fishing season and the beginning of the school holidays is providing the perfect combination for a great family activity over coming weeks.

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Families all set to fish hard as lakes re-open

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Anglers, along with their families and friends are getting set to try and hook some of Rotorua’s legendary rainbow and brown trout.

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Anglers urged to try a 'fishy lucky dip'

Fish For Gold main Banner Sept18

Anglers…here’s a “fishy lucky dip” that could net you a trout worth $10,000.

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Remember to Vote - Farmers are!

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This years Fish & Game elections are already attracting a bit of attention, Stuff.co.nz has published a story about Federated Farmers putting candidates up for election.

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Anglers ‘eager' as new trout licences go on sale

NEW FISHING SEASON OCT 1 17 Sue Rasdal left and Sandra Carrington Lake Tarawera2

Trout fishing licences for the coming year are going on sale tomorrow as freshwater anglers eagerly look forward to the start of the 2018-19 freshwater sports fishing season.

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Anglers urged to 'make most' of last days of boat fishing

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Anglers urged to ‘make the most’ of last week of boat fishing

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Great’ fishing on offer in Rotorua lakes – as spawning runs in some lakes hit record levels

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Anglers are being urged to get into some “terrific” fishing on the Rotorua lakes – after reports of excellent catches and record spawning runs underway.

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2018 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing competition

Kai Iwi Lakes Poster 2018 Flyer

Ticket sales are now available from the following outlets for the 2018 Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing competition on the 7th and 8th of July, 2018:

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Meet the future - what water samples can tell us about trout and salmon

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Imagine being able to scoop water out of a river and tell if fish live upstream, what species they are and if they’re reproducing?

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