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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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Weekly Fishing Report - 15th November 2018

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Staff are out and about in the field today, ranging and carrying out other compliance operations, so we’ve got an abridged report for you this weekend.

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Kiwis set quacking pace at world waterfowl calling champs

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Kiwi duck callers have “done New Zealand proud” in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the United States – with a string of placings including a second.

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Weekly Fishing Report - 8th November 2018

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Spring has arrived late, which likely accounts for the unsettled weather and windy conditions we've had the last few weeks.

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Weekly Fishing Report - 1st November 2018

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Someone flicked the switch and we've temporarily gone back to winter, it seems!

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Kiwis off to compete in world duck calling champs

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Some of New Zealand’s top duck callers are preparing to head to the U.S. to compete in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the state of Maryland.

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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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David Hayes Column for Reel Life October 2018

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Business as usual?

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life October 2018

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Chris Dore fishing report for Reel Life October 2018

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Southern happenings

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life October 2018

Geese are creatures of little brain. But what they do have gives them a courageous and cunning streak that leads to survival against the odds.

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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life October 2018

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Mackenzie Country Report

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Weekly Fishing Report - 18 October 2018

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The sensational run of weather continues into the long weekend and, like the temperatures, the angling is really hotting up too!

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Sunny skies see trout licence sales soar

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Wellington Fish & Game says a surge in licence sales can be put down to steady weather and great trout fishing over the first few weeks of the season which...

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Time’s running out - have your say on protecting trout!

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Fish & Game is calling on anglers, as a deadline approaches, to step up their efforts to ensure trout and angling are protected from the controversial Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish)...

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Boost for fish stocks at Lake McLaren near Tauranga

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Fish & Game has released hundreds of young trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimai ranges near Tauranga – to boost the fishing stocks for...

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Otago Fish & Game Officer vacancy

Otago Fish & Game Council is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the management of sports fish (trout & salmon) and game birds (primarily waterfowl) and their habitats, in the recreational...

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Fish for Gold angler ‘lucky several times over’ in his catch

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The only angler to catch an orange tagged trout in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” has described just how lucky he was to catch the special trout.

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Weekly Fishing Report - 11 October 2018

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The weekend fishing weather looks great... it's what arrives before then which is going to cause a few problems.

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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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