Tag: Fishing

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Steady on – call for cap on tourism numbers in New Zealand high country

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Fish & Game is calling on the Government to curb tourism numbers in the South Island high country, saying the pressure is now so high, it’s harming the environment and...

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Otago Fish & Game Council Meeting

A meeting of the Otago Fish & Game Council will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018 at The Gate, 6 Barry Avenue, Cromwell.

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Canterbury Lakes re-open for fishing after MPI gives all clear

Canterbury’s high country lakes have been re-opened to trout angling after the Ministry of Primary Industries gave the all clear.

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Angler Advisory – Opuha/Opihi flushing flows

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A flushing flow has been arranged for tomorrow (Friday 12th January) for the Opuha/Opihi River system to piggy back onto the natural rain event.

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Fishing tips for the holiday season

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Rotorua’s trout fishing is renowned around the world, attracting thousands of visitors hoping to catch one of the region’s magnificent rainbow or brown trout.

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report 8-12-17

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Due to a worrying bio-security concern in our region, the focus of this week’s fishing report will be on informing all anglers about what is happening.

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Sanford praised by Fish & Game for fishing halt in Salmon Conservation Area

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One of New Zealand’s biggest fishing companies, Sanford, is being praised by Fish & Game for halting operations near Banks Peninsula to avoid catching salmon.

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Anglers warned they face ‘last ditch’ battle to save wild salmon

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Anglers have been warned they are now in a last-ditch battle to save New Zealand’s wild salmon population.

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150th anniversary of brown trout in New Zealand

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Today marks the 150th anniversary of the introduction of brown trout, a species which has become culturally, environmentally and economically important to New Zealand over that time.

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Will Spry fishing report for Reel Life

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The first signs of spring are starting to show up in the high country, with blossom budding, daffodils springing up and a few insects starting to move around.

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Otago Fishing News 2017

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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.

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Graeme Marshall column for Reel Life September 2017

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With the new season just a week away as I write this, I find myself day dreaming about other opening days stretching back well over 40 years.

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NZFFA Report for Reel Life September 2017

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WATER POLITICS

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Chris Dore column for Reel Life September 2017

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The rivers and streams around the region are in pretty good shape and a recent springtime recce saw mayfly hatching out on a number of smaller waters.

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150 years of brown trout

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October 2017 marks 150 years since brown trout were first introduced to New Zealand.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life August 2017 - by Hugh Creasy

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“Embrace the cold,” said Harry, “and enjoy the moment.” My snarled reply was unprintable. My left boot was leaking and the cold seeped through my aching limbs.

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Will Spry fishing report, Reel Life August 2017

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Winter seems to be on the way out in the Mackenzie, but fortunately it has been a gentle one for us.

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Martin Langland’s column, Reel Life August 2017

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During May and June, the winter river fishing was the best I’ve ever experienced – maybe due to lower more stable flows, especially in larger rivers.

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2017 Otago Take-a-kid-fishing Days

Stop texting – let’s go fishing!

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Disappointment at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council opposition to Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Orde

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Fish & Game is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is opposing a Water Conservation Order to protect the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers.

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