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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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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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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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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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Review of Otago freshwater angling regulations

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The Otago Fish and Game Council is nearing the end of its triennial review of the Anglers Notice (fishing regulations).

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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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Adult beginner spin-fishing classes 2021

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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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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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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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