Category: Fishing

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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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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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‘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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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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Weekly Fishing Report - 29th November 2018

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Forget about all the torrential rain the last few days - that's well behind us and the weekend is going to be awesome for fishing!

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‘Avid anglers’ all set for Rotorua streams opening

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Anglers are making plans to catch some big wild trout in particular, as some of Rotorua and Waikaremoana’s best known streams re-open for summer.

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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 - 22nd November 2018

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The last couple of weeks have been a case of picking your time to get out when the conditions are optimum.

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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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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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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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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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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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