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School's in for soft-bait fishing clinic

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November 10, 2022:

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Otago Fish & Game appoints Cromwell-based operations manager

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An avid game bird hunter with 30 years’ experience in conversation projects has been appointed as Otago Fish and Game Council operations manager based in Cromwell.

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WEEKLY FISHING REPORT FOR CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND & NORTH CANTERBURY

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With the rainbow trout spawning season coming to an end in the CSI Region, our high-country waters and other sensitive fisheries are opening for fishing on Saturday, 5th November,...

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Love of rivers at heart of new scholarship

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A new scholarship honouring the life and work of Associate Professor of Zoology Donald Scott has been established by the Otago Fish and Game Council, the Clutha Fisheries Trust and...

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Rods and fish seized during night ranging operation at canals

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Central South Island Fish & Game rangers were active at the Mackenzie Basin hydro canal fishery during the night over Labour Weekend.

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Anglers Out in Force for Start of the Season

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Fish & Game NZ is expecting a "massive" turn-out of anglers this weekend for the opening of the new freshwater fishing season which kicks off Saturday, October 1.

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Angler survey fishing for data on Lake Hawea

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Anglers fishing on Lake Hawea can expect to be quizzed by rangers during a three-year research project starting this month.

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Celebration of Women in Angling This Saturday

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This is the third year the event has been held. It is growing globally as women from around the world and here in Aotearoa New Zealand, appreciate the multitude of...

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Conservation Week is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort by anglers and hun

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Conservation Week (September 5-11) is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort invested by anglers and hunters throughout the country, says Fish & Game NZ.

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A road less travelled for hatchery fish transporter

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A newly acquired fish transporter will halve the 4000km annual road trip Otago Fish & Game takes to release rainbow trout into “put-and-take” fisheries across the region.

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Salmonid Ecology Scholarship launched

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A scholarship for a PhD student undertaking research into the ecology, conservation and management of trout and trout fisheries has been set up in the name of the late...

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Repeat offending angler fined for exceeding the bag limit

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Southland angler Christopher Wood was fined nearly $1500 in the Timaru District Court last week.

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Grab the kids and go fishing

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Take A Kid Fishing returns to Southern Reservoir, Dunedin, in September 2022.

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Southern chill on national shoveler count

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A polar blast in Otago struck the annual New Zealand shoveler duck/kuruwhengi survey this month.

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Project to restore habitat at Bendigo Wildlife Reserve

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Native planting has begun as part of work to improve habitat at an Otago Fish & Game-managed wildlife reserve in Central Otago.

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Operations Manager - Otago Fish and Game Council

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Looking for a new challenge? Seeking a good balance of field and desk duties?

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Health check for Lake Wanaka

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Otago Fish & Game will monitor the health of Lake Wānaka after trout went off the bite for many anglers in the 2021-2022 fishing season.

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Fishing access boosted for Otago anglers

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Anglers will have more access to fishing spots along New Zealand’s fourth-largest river next fishing season.

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Research project reaches 20-pound milestone

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Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.

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Corina Jordan lands ‘dream’ role as Fish & Game NZ chief executive

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Fish & Game New Zealand has appointed Corina Jordan to the position of chief executive.

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