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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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Ducks by the hundred get ‘blinged up’ for scientific research

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Hundreds of Bay of Plenty ducks are helping scientific research into their populations and habits by getting “blinged up” with bright, shiny bands on their legs.

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Weekly Fishing Report - 17th January 2019

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Welcome back and what a start with beautiful fishing conditions set for the long weekend ahead!

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Weekly Fishing Report - 10th January 2019

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Welcome to our abridged report for the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

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Weekly Fishing Report - 3rd January 2019

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Welcome to our abridged report for the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

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Water pollution is now New Zealanders’ Number One Concern

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Pollution of our rivers and lakes is worrying New Zealanders more than any other issue, according to just-released public opinion poll results.

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Weekly Fishing Report - 27th December 2018

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Welcome to our abridged report for the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

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Catfish confirmed in Lake Rotorua

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Catfish have been confirmed in Lake Rotorua in the lead up to Christmas.

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Weekly Fishing Report - 20th December 2018

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It's so close to Christmas we're going to be optimistic about the fishing despite the niggly showers that persist!

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Fish & Game: don’t forget to pack a fishing rod

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Holidaymakers planning their Christmas break are being reminded to pack a fishing rod in the car, campervan or caravan to target some trout during the holidays.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life December 2018

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Will Spry Fishing Report for December 2018

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Mackenzie Country Report

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David Haynes Column for Reel Life December 2018

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Graeme Marshall for Reel Life December 2018

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South Canterbury Report

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Holiday Warning – Health Threat Posed By Canterbury Rivers

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Scientific testing of popular Canterbury fishing and swimming rivers has produced disturbing findings, including the presence of dangerous disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistant E. coli.

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Fish and Game backs Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Fish and Game is supporting the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for better ways of assessing and looking after freshwater quality.

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Environmental Disaster Unfolding in Southland and South Otago

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Fish and Game is warning that Southland and South Otago are facing another season of environmental damage and animal welfare issues as farmers continue to flout winter crop growing guidelines.

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‘Jumbo’ trout freed into Lake Rotorua

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Anglers have been given the chance to chase some “jumbo-size” trout in Lake Rotorua.

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Fish & Game: compensation claims ‘completely false’

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game has strongly refuted as “completely false” a Waikato Times article’s claim that the organisation has been ordered to pay compensation as the result of a court case.

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Weekly Fishing Report - 6th December 2018

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The rain has run its course and we have clear skies and falling rivers for the weekend.

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