Otago Fishing News 2017

The Otago Fish & Game Council Sports Fishing News for 2017 is now available online, click here or on the links below to check it out.  

Gearing up for the new season
Season prospects - predictions for spring
Early season with Chris Dore - fly fishing tips for the start of the season
Making the most of your season - must do regional experiences
Give perch a go - often overlooked but great fun and eating

Tips and tricks

Trolling for success - how to get into the top 10% of fish catchers
Improve your harling skills - a forgotten but deadly technique
Jigging skills - this method has huge potential for our southern lakes
Fly fishing course - the best way to learn how to fly fish 
Seductive soft plastics -  these lures are too realistic!
Hardy fly fishing gear - what's new at Hardy by Adam Royter
Choosing the right rod tip - particularly important when using soft plastics
 

Environment

Setting minimum flows - why we need to get this correct for the future of our rivers and fisheries
Working with farmers - addressing sediment pollution in Otago
Freshwater rescue plan - 7 steps government should take to restore our waterways
Improving angler access - restoring access to the Upper Clutha


Participation
Experience counts on Wakatipu - trophy trout the traditional way
Wakatipu Anglers Club - why is their club thriving?
Hatchery Update - Macraes hatchery is going from strength to strength

Licencing and Regulations
Buy you licence online - buy your licence anytime, anywhere
Backcountry licencing  -  how to get one and an angler survey summary 
Regulation review - upcoming major review of Otago regulations

This is our first go at an online newsletter, any feed back or suggestions would be appreciated by the editor.