Otago Anglers Notice Review Underway

Otago Fish and Game Council is seeking information and view from anglers as part of a comprehensive review of the freshwater sports fishing Regulations (Anglers’ Notice) for the Otago Fish and Game Region.

The Regulations govern angling for sports fish (brown and rainbow trout, salmon and perch) in the Taieri and Clutha catchments and coastal catchments from Shag point to the Catlins.

The Council has identified issues that need addressing and is considering a range of options for addressing them.  The aim is to improve the management of the fishery in the Otago Region.

Key issues are set out below, including some of the options that might be considered for changes to the Regulations.  To obtain input from anglers, Council has arranged a number of public meetings at the venues listed below.  Anglers can also make written submissions.

There may be other issues and options that anglers identify and stakeholders are encouraged to have a say by attending the public meetings and/or making a written submission.

Click here to download a .pdf of the issues and options.

Public meetings

 

Wanaka

Wednesday 7 February 7:30 pm

Lake Wanaka Centre, Armstrong Room

Balclutha

Tuesday 13 February, 7:30 pm

Rosebank Lodge, Molyneux Room

Alexandra

Wednesday February 14, 7.30pm

Alexandra Districts Club

Dunedin

Wednesday February 14, 7.30pm

Otago Anglers Association Clubrooms, Tomahawk

Written submissions

The deadline for written submissions is 5pm Monday March 5, 2018

Click here to make your submission  or you can post to:

Otago Fish and Game Council, PO Box 153 Cromwell Central Otago, 9310

You can refer to your Sports Fishing Regulation Guide for the current season which is available on this website by clicking here 

Any changes that Council makes to the Anglers Notice will come into force for the 2018/19 fishing season starting on 1 October 2018.

Cliff Halford, Otago Fish and Game Officer 027 2018153 c.halford@fish-game.org.nz

Click here to make your submission