Category: Fishing

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Illegal fishing method discovered

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Fish & Game Rangers have become alerted to an illegal fishing rig being used at the Mackenzie Basin Hydro Canals.

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Salmon crisis prompts rule changes

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Faced with continual decline in the sea run salmon fishery, the two Canterbury Fish & Game regions have voted this week to align most of their salmon regulations.

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Salmon escape prompts Fish & Game crackdown

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Fish & Game Rangers from the Central South Island region are patrolling the Ohau C canal system near Twizel in force after an unexpected escape of over 2,000 salmon this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury

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Welcome anglers to the final weekly fishing report for the current season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 24-04-19

WFR1819.59 Will Pierce caught a 9lb salmon at the Tekapo Canal on Easter Weekend

We have made it to the last weekly report for the season and the last day of the “summer season” is fast approaching on Tuesday the 30th of April.

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Have a go at trout fishing with a ‘well priced’ licence

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With cooler weather now kicking in, Fish & Game says there’s plenty of opportunity for trout fishing ahead for those yet to buy a fishing licence.

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Sockeye salmon create autumn spectacle

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The Mackenzie Country has a new autumn tourist attraction, with a spectacular run of sockeye salmon heading up the region’s rivers to spawn.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-03-19

WFR1819.52Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens displays a Centennial Park tench Credit R Adams

After ten years absence, tench have returned to Timaru’s Centennial Park Lake, offering anglers a challenging new fishing opportunity.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21 March 2019

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Angling events 2019

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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Fish & Game mount ‘active checks’ on areas including stream mouths

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Eastern Region Fish & Game staff have been “actively checking” the anglers congregating at local stream mouths, especially on Lake Rotorua.

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Eastern Fish & Game seeks angler feedback

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Fish & Game is appealing to trout anglers for information about their fishing trips in the Eastern Region that includes the Rotorua lakes.

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Dairy farmer’s ‘pretty special’ trout rod from Fish & Game

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A Waikato dairy farmer and keen angler has won a handcrafted fly rod from Fish and Game – and he knows exactly how to use it.

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Mystery surrounds potential world record trout catch

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Fish and Game is trying to confirm reports of a giant trout – a potential world record – recently caught in the Mackenzie Country hydro canals.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 10-01-19

WFR1819.34 Shelton Tipper and his Opihi Salmon from the surf 08 01 2019 credit Paul McLaughlan

It is with pleasure I can share some photos of successful sea-run salmon anglers and their salmon this week.

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Catfish confirmed in Lake Rotorua

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Catfish have been confirmed in Lake Rotorua in the lead up to Christmas.

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Fish & Game: don’t forget to pack a fishing rod

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Holidaymakers planning their Christmas break are being reminded to pack a fishing rod in the car, campervan or caravan to target some trout during the holidays.

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‘Jumbo’ trout freed into Lake Rotorua

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Anglers have been given the chance to chase some “jumbo-size” trout in Lake Rotorua.

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‘Avid anglers’ all set for Rotorua streams opening

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Anglers are making plans to catch some big wild trout in particular, as some of Rotorua and Waikaremoana’s best known streams re-open for summer.

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Environmental award for students studying trout

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Following reports that the Mimihau stream was "dead" from a fishing perspective, Year 12 students at Southland's Menzies College decided they would investigate this statement further.

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