Category: Fishing

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Celebration of Women in Angling This Saturday

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This is the third year the event has been held. It is growing globally as women from around the world and here in Aotearoa New Zealand, appreciate the multitude of...

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Salmonid Ecology Scholarship launched

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A scholarship for a PhD student undertaking research into the ecology, conservation and management of trout and trout fisheries has been set up in the name of the late...

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Research project reaches 20-pound milestone

Scott Miller presents his 20 pound tagged brown trout before release back to the Tekapo Canal Photo credit Morgan Brown

Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 14 April 2022

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Pictured - Ben Ellison with a cracker late-season brown trout (Credit: Ben Ellison)

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 7 April 2022

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Pictured - Hamish Carnachan hooked up on a feisty rainbow from a Rangitikei River feeder stream (Credit: Matt Kavermann)

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 31 March 2022

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Pictured - Hamish Carnachan about to release a prime rainbow in full spawning livery, caught in a Rangitikei feeder stream recently (Credit: Matt Kavermann).

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 24 March 2022

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Pictured - A prime Wairarapa brown trout caught and released recently when the weather allowed some angling (Credit: Ben Ellison).

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 17 March 2022

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Pictured - Chasing large browns in a delightful lower North Island small stream (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 3 March 2022

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Pictured - Andrew Morrow with one of several stunning lower North Island backcountry browns he and photographer Peter de Boer caught last weekend.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 17 February 2022

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Pictured - The dry-fly fishing was superb before the rain arrived but will return when river levels return to normal (Copyright: Nick King)

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 10 February 2022

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Pictured - Ben Ellison about to release a Wairarapa small-stream brown taken several weekends ago (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 3 February 2022

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Pictured - Hamish Carnachan with a beautiful Wairarapa small-stream brown taken on cicada last weekend (Credit: Ben Ellison).

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 27 January 2022

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Pictured - A stunning high country brown taken on a cicada imitation (Credit: Nick King).

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 20 January 2022

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Pictured - Andrew Harding with a lovely Wellington region backcountry brown.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 23 December 2021

On the eve of Christmas the weather Gods are finally smiling on lower North Island anglers with stunning conditions on the cards for tomorrow and over the weekend.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 16 December 2021

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A reminder of what December should look like - backcountry Tararua Range river last season (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly fishing Report - 9 December 2021

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Good numbers of trout were seen in this Tararua backcountry stream last weekend before the rain arrived (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Angling News

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The Wellington Fish & Game Newsletter is hot off the press!

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Wellington Weekly fishing Report - 2 December 2021

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Fish on! The lower Ruamahanga River has been firing and is a great place for anglers of all ages (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 25 November 2021

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Fox Carnachan with a lovely estuarine brown trout - one of seven caught in a short Saturday morning session last weekend (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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