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Hugh Creasy's column November 2020

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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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Lake Rotomanu family trout fishing day – Saturday 31st October, 8am – 1pm

In a change to the usual kids’ fishing format where trout are corralled in a holding net in Lake Rotomanu, this year 400 good-sized rainbow trout will be released into...

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Hugh Creasy's Column September 2020

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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

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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

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

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Stratford kids trout fishing day - Saturday 14th December

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It’s all go for the 22nd annual Stratford kids trout fishing day on Saturday 14th December at the Scout Den pool on the Patea River in Stratford’s King Edward Park.

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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

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“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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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life February 2019

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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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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

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

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“Fair go For Kiwis” - Fish & Game Supports DoC New Charging Policy

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Fish & Game is supporting the Department of Conservation’s new policy of charging overseas visitors more for using huts and campsites on the Great Walks.

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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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Steady on – call for cap on tourism numbers in New Zealand high country

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Fish & Game is calling on the Government to curb tourism numbers in the South Island high country, saying the pressure is now so high, it’s harming the environment and...

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

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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