A renowned QC's legal opinion
The Bill poses a serious threat to trout and angling - but don't take our word for it.
Among its contentious provisions, it allows trout and salmon to be removed from particular rivers and lakes, even if they are significant trout and salmon fisheries.
It could see trout being part of Treaty of Waitangi settlements with iwi.
For more details of what the Amendment Bill contains, click here to read Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC's legal analysis of the document and its impact.