Category: Fishing

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Angler catches orange tag trout in ‘fishy lucky dip'

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An angler has caught the first trout with an orange tag in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” – stoking up interest in the hunt for a fish worth $10,000.

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Angling events 2018-19

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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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New trout season off to a flying start

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Thousands of keen anglers around the country have been enjoying success as they try to catch a trout for the family dinner table following the opening of the new freshwater...

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Anglers big day out

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Trout anglers’ big day arrives with the start of the new fishing season

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Perfect combo - school holidays & new trout fishing season

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The opening of the new trout fishing season and the beginning of the school holidays is providing the perfect combination for a great family activity over coming weeks.

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Remember to Vote - Farmers are!

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This years Fish & Game elections are already attracting a bit of attention, Stuff.co.nz has published a story about Federated Farmers putting candidates up for election.

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life August 2018

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Anglers ‘eager' as new trout licences go on sale

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Trout fishing licences for the coming year are going on sale tomorrow as freshwater anglers eagerly look forward to the start of the 2018-19 freshwater sports fishing season.

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Creasy's Column - the challenges of winter fishing

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By Hugh Creasy

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Meet the future - what water samples can tell us about trout and salmon

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Imagine being able to scoop water out of a river and tell if fish live upstream, what species they are and if they’re reproducing?

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life May 2018

Opening weekend of the game season came and went, and the boom of shotguns died away with hardly a repeat of the opening morning fusillade.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 27/04/18

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Monday the 30th of April is the last day of the regular fishing season.That means this weekend is the last weekend too.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 27th April 2018

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The fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region this weekend, are rivers are likely to become discoloured for a few days,...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 20th April 2018

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Dear Anglers, Conditions for fishing have not been good the past week with the main upper river catchments receiving large amounts of rain.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 20/04/18

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Last Friday the weather finally cleared long enough to allow the completion of the second salmon spawning count for the upper Rangitata spawning streams.

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Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout from hatchery

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Trout poached from Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager who has paid dearly for his catch.

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Fish for Winter Trout

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But check the weather forecast first.

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

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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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Fish & Game tips some ‘hot’ fishing in tune with the weather

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Fish & Game says some “hot” freshwater fishing reports are coming in, right on cue for the holiday season.

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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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