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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 20 January 2022

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Pictured - Andrew Harding with a lovely Wellington region backcountry brown.

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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Lower Clutha Trout Fishing Competition to support fishery research

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The return of the Lower Clutha Trout Fishing Competition on Saturday, November 27, is a win-win for anglers and the fishery, Dunedin angler Bryson Carraher says.

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2021 soft bait clinics

Want to be a more successful spin angler? Want to learn how to use soft baits? Come along and get the latest soft bait fishing tips.

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Update on the Fish & Game Review

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The advice from Fish & Game in its submission on the Review to the Minister was that any changes to Fish & Game's regional structure should require further study.

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November is the month for anglers to explore!

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Anglers across the South Island have been counting down the days until November for the opening of some spectacular fisheries.

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2021 Fish & Game Election Results

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Anglers and hunters across New Zealand have had their say, and the results are now in for the 2021 Fish & Game Election.

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Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day

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Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season.

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Candidates confirmed for the 2021 Fish & Game elections

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Anglers and hunters throughout New Zealand need to check they are enrolled to vote now that candidates in the 2021 Fish & Game elections were confirmed today.

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Adult beginner spin-fishing classes

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Want to enjoy one of Otago’s favorite outdoor activities and don’t know where to start?

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A call for candidates to contest the Fish & Game elections is now open

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Have you got governance skills you could apply to the Fish & Game organisation.

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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

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To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...

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Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?

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Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health.

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Q&A on the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game

Below are some commonly asked questions and their answers about the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game.

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Precautionary winter closure of Upper Tekapo Canal sports fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries has led to a precautionary closure during the peak of the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Funding proposal for Lake Hayes misses the point

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Quacker of a morning greets duck hunters

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The weather conditions were in the duck's favour as the sun rose on the 2021 game bird season around the country.

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Only one day to go till the 2021 game bird season

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Around 45,000 kiwis will be counting down the hours on Friday to the start of the 2021 duck hunting season on Saturday.

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Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 15 April 2021

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The traditional fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region Friday night, rivers are likely to become dis-coloured for a few days.

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