Category: Fishing

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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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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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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - November 18, 2021

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A beautiful sea-run brown trout caught on a single-hook Rapala in the lower Ruamahanga River, which is teeming with fish at the moment (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 11 November 2021

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Dave H sent in this photo of a very well conditioned lower Rangitikei River brown trout destined for the smoker.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 4th November 2021

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Young angler Angus McArthur with a prized rare catch - a ripper salmon caught at Lake Onoke in Wairarapa recently (Credit: Carolyn McArthur)

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - October 28, 2021

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Peter de Boer tries to tame a feisty Hutt River brown - one of 50 fish he and mate Andrew Harding hooked into last weekend (Credit: Andrew Harding)

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 21st October 2021

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Finn Harding with a lovely estuarine brown trout from the lower Ruamahanga last weekend - one of many trout and numerous fat perch caught (Credit: Andrew Harding)

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - October 14, 2021

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A cracker early-season, small stream brown for Wellington angler Dan Thomas (Credit: Andrew Harding)

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 7th October 2021

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A superbly conditioned Wairarapa brown trout to get local angler Ben Ellison off to a great start for the season (Credit: Ben Ellison)

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Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day

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Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 30th September 2021

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Wairarapa angler and guide Ben Ellison getting his eye in for Opening Day on the lower Waingawa last weekend (Credit: Hamish Carnachan)

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Lower North Lowdown - September 23, 2021

Cohen McCormick with a lovely bar of Hutt River gold taken recently Credit Andrew Harding

Picture caption: Cohen McCormick with a lovely bar of Hutt River gold taken recently (Credit Andrew Harding)

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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

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To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...

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Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 15 April 2021

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The traditional fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region Friday night, rivers are likely to become dis-coloured for a few days.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 1st April 2021

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Swollen rivers will greet any anglers out today, however, levels are rapidly dropping and we've got an Easter bonus of extra days off this weekend which should give most waters...

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