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Reel Life February 2020

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Fishing at night with mouse lures continues to be highly effective in many areas around Southland where beech forest is present – Lake Te Anau, Manapouri, Monowai, upper Waiau, Mararoa,...

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Southland Reel Life January 2020

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We have finally received some nice weather from the ‘weather gods’ and now is a perfect time to get the kids and grandkids out fishing.

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Southland Reel Life December 2019

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As many anglers will now be aware, the ‘mouse fishing’ is really starting to heat up around Southland.

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Southland Reel Life October 2019

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Despite some rain and elevated river flows during the first few weeks of the new fishing season, there has been some great trout fishing on offer around Southland.

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Southland Reel Life September 2019

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The team at Southland Fish & Game have put this short video together of tips and tricks to help you get a fish in their region this year.

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Southland Reel Life August 2019

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Over the last few weeks I have certainly noticed that things are starting to warm up (albeit slightly) and day length is increasing.

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Southland Reel Life April 2019

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The final month of the sports fishing season has been a good one with reports of great fishing action throughout the region.

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Southland Reel Life March 2019

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The weather has been starting to cool off down south but the same cannot be said for the trout fishing.

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Southland Reel Life December 2018

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It's a question I get asked frequently by anglers who are new to spin fishing and want to increase their chances of success.

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Southland Reel Life April 2017

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In their day to day ranging, Fish & Game staff have many fishing conversations with anglers from all around the region.

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Southland Reel Life FEB 2017

In this month’s Reel Life article, field officer Cohen Stewart interviews retired fishing guide and honorary ranger Len Prentice to find out how the average angler can make their fishing...

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West Coast Reel Life FEB 2017

Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.

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Hawke’s Bay Reel Life Feb 2017

With February air temperatures peaking at 33OC at the airport, it was nice to receive some decent rain in the middle of the month to give the rivers a good...

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Auckland / Waikato Reel Life Feb 2017

The weather has been less than ideal recently but the heat has brought out the cicadas – and the trout that feed on them.

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Southland Reel Life JAN 2017

As mentioned in previous Reel Life articles, there have been isolated increases in mouse populations in some parts of Southland.

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North Canterbury Reel Life Jan 2017

As I write this report, the East Coast rivers in Canterbury have peaked in flood, with flows higher than seen for some time.

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Eastern Reel Life Jan 2017

Lake Rotorua’s shoreline fishery has been slow to get underway this summer due to cooler and windier than normal conditions.

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Otago Reel Life JAN 2017

It’s fair to say that the summer holiday period has been severely interrupted by some abysmal weather over the past month and leading up to the New Year.

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