Richie Cosgrove

Posts by Richie Cosgrove for 'Reel Life' Newsletter:

Reel Life January 2021

TRL1Jan21. An awesome summer ringplain brown. Photo Mike Bakker.

Despite cooler conditions and some rain from 18-21 January, river flows have quickly returned to their summer lows and late afternoon water temperatures are once again reaching or exceeding 22OC...

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Reel Life December 2020

TRL1Dec2020. Angling action at New Plymouths Lake Rotomanu

With a constant stream of rain funnelling down from north Queensland to slam into Taranaki from 7 – 10 December there was concern there would be a major flood, but...

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Reel Life November 2020

TRL1Nov20. Carlos Vale and his Lake Rotokare perch.

Recent freshes in central and south Taranaki ringplain streams in particular, have kept them in great condition for angling and with water temperatures still in the 15-18 OC range there...

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Reel Life October 2020

TRL1Oct2020. Inglewood Rod Gun Recreation Club members Scott Hale left Dylan Moratti and Billy Moratti with their trout from the first weekend of the new fishing season.

While the rivers were still falling from a fresh on opening day, they were nonetheless very fishable and many anglers tasted success, with fly, spin and bait fishing all taking fish.

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Reel Life September 2020

TRL1Sept2020. Kymon Hill with an opening day catch on the Taranaki ringplain.

Taranaki Fish & Game staff are predicting a good start to the new fishing season when it gets underway on Thursday October 1, 2020.

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Reel Life August 2020

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The new fishing season is only five weekends away and your new season fishing licence will unlock the full fishing potential of New Zealand for you to explore.

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Taranaki Reel Life November 2019

TRL1Nov19. An early season ringplain brown photo Michael Bakker

After a warm and settled early November, the westerly rains have returned and there have been regular freshes to maintain stream baseflows and ensure that for the most part, water...

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Nelson Marlborough Reel Life Mar 2017

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Trout flying bright green streamers were released into the Riuwaka River during a day long operation in mid-March. 

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Otago Reel Life Mar 2017

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Calm conditions and clear water through March was welcomed by anglers.

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West Coast Reel Life Mar 2017

Dallas Dowdell with a Nice South Westland Salmon Caught Last Week

Conditions have certainly come right recently, with great fishing available.

Both opportunities for salmon and trout fishing have been excellent this month, as the weather has settled down and the river flows have stabilised.

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North Canterbury Reel Life Mar 2017

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Late March and early April often brings settled weather to the Canterbury region.

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Southland Reel Life Mar 2017

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Finally, in a clear patch of weather Southland staff were able to get out and undertake drift diving surveys as part of their annual trout monitoring program.

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Central South Island Reel Life Mar 2017

RLmar17CSI2 box ticked Rhys Adams returned to this river found while hunting

April is the last month of the ‘summer’ fishing season.

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