Tag: Fishing

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Hugh Creasy's column November 2020


Perhaps it is the arc of the line flashing in the morning light that lifts the angler’s spirit, the sheer elegance of the cast that grips the imagination.

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Hugh Creasy's Column September 2020


There had been a fresh fall of snow on the tops, and the water was cold.

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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

Photo 2 Anglers fish a popular stretch of the upper Tekapo Canal known as the Magic Carpet July 2020 Credit Rhys Adams

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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Tekapo trout tagging project underway


Hundreds of Lake Tekapo trout have been relocated by Central South Island Fish & Game recently and most of them have a new important “accessory” on them.

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South Island salmon harvest survey to start


South Island salmon anglers are being asked for their help in the first east coast wide salmon harvest survey.

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Proposed Anglers Notice changes for Southland 2020-2022

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The Southland Fish & Game Council is reviewing the Angler's Notice that sets rules for fishing for trout and salmon in the Southland Region for the season beginning October 2020,...

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New fishing season off to a flying start

FGNZ7385a Nine year old Blake Marrett had success with wormfishing on Lake Opuha with this lovely brown trout

Despite cool weather, 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...

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Hugh Creasy Column


“It’s simple, really,” said Sage, “Go deep, go heavy, go big.”

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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

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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Creasy's Column for Reel Life February 2019

By Hugh Creasy

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for February 2019

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South Canterbury Report

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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life February 2019

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Mackenzie Country Report

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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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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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Backcountry fisheries to be checked for angling pressure

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Fish & Game staff will be keeping a close eye on how much angling pressure is being placed on back country fisheries in the South Island as they open later...

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Anglers big day out


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

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Fish & Game Officer -West Coast Region

Fish & Game N.Z. West Coast has a vacancy for a full-time Fish & Game Officer to work remotely in the Buller and West Coast regions.

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