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Bird-lovers’ new passion for fishing just clicks

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Hours spent on rivers pursuing a love of bird watching and wildlife photography has inspired a Mosgiel couple to take up trout fishing.

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Key trout spawning streams identified in lower Clutha River/Mata-au

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Crucial spawning tributaries have been identified in the lower Clutha River/Mata-au catchment after a four-year research project collecting and analysing brown trout.

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Dad shows how it’s done in Clutha fishing competition

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One boy would fish every day if given the chance. The elder brother doesn’t always like fishing. And dad just showed them how it’s done.

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Mai-mai ballot aimed at next generation of hunters

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Junior and novice hunters in Otago are being offered a chance at exclusive access to mai-mais and duck ponds for the opening of the 2023 game bird season.

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Fishing competitions in double hook-up for kids and science

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Two fishing competitions are weighing in together this year to support trout research and the Clutha community.

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More adult hunters to harvest paradise shelducks

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A nine-day hunting season to harvest some of Otago’s healthy population of paradise shelduck/pūtangitangi opens on Saturday, March 4.

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Fish & Game goes deeper into lake fish knowledge

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Scientists are sounding out trout and salmon populations in one of New Zealand’s most popular fishing destinations, Otago’s Southern Lakes.

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Extra staff bolster summer ranging efforts

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Otago Fish & Game has reeled in extra staff to help with the higher workload over the summer season.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2022 Otago upland game bird season opens on May 29

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Upland game bird hunters will be anxiously awaiting the start of the 2022 Otago season after mixed reports about the California quail population.

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