Tag: Fresh Water

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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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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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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game

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Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.

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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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Every Wetland Counts

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Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050

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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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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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2021 Fish & Game Election Results

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Anglers and hunters across New Zealand have had their say, and the results are now in for the 2021 Fish & Game Election.

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Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day

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Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season.

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Adult beginner spin-fishing classes

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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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Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?

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Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health.

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Funding proposal for Lake Hayes misses the point

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Major fish kill in Silverstream near Dunedin

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Huge Boost for Wetland Restoration

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Endangered Eels find refuge in hunter-created wetlands

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Southland Fish and Game research has revealed just how important hunter-created wetlands are for our native fish species.

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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Licence photo competition winner announced

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A stunning late afternoon photo of a boy and his uncle fishing has won the inaugural Fish & Game NZ Fishing Licence photo competition.

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Canal trout research underway

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A joint project between Meridian, NIWA and Central South Island Fish & Game is underway on the hydro canals near Twizel.

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