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Meet the future - what water samples can tell us about trout and salmon

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Imagine being able to scoop water out of a river and tell if fish live upstream, what species they are and if they’re reproducing?

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Budget’s Environmental Commitments Welcome

Fish and Game is welcoming the budget, saying it signals a solid intention to turn around years of environmental degradation.

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“Well done” – Fish & Game congratulates farm environment award winners

Fish & Game is congratulating the winners of recent farming awards, saying they are leading the way in showing the agriculture industry that it is possible to look after the...

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life May 2018

Opening weekend of the game season came and went, and the boom of shotguns died away with hardly a repeat of the opening morning fusillade.

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Dairy Industry Review ‘confused and contradictory’

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Fish & Game says the Agriculture Minister’s just-announced review of the dairy industry legislation is “confused and contradictory.”

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Fish & Game hails hunters' safe start to duck season

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Hunters are being praised for their safe start to the game bird hunting season, with no injuries over the Opening Weekend.

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Govt water quality commitment ‘well overdue'

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Fish & Game has welcomed the government’s intention to develop a new national plan to halt the decline in water quality and improve rivers, lakes and streams.

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Hunters praised for safety focus as new game bird season starts

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Fish and Game staff say that most hunters encountered in a large-scale ranging operation were “more than happy” with their start to the new game bird season, that began early...

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Safety ‘number one priority’ this game bird season

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Game bird hunters are being urged to make safety their number one priority when the new hunting season opens this weekend Saturday 5 May.

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Police join forces with Fish & Game rangers in safe hunting initiative

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Fish & Game and police are joining forces this weekend for the opening of the game bird hunting season to encourage safety and enforce hunting and firearm laws.

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Fish Game Ranger Teams To Guard Against Mycoplasma Bovis

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Fish & Game rangers in the lower South Island will be carrying disinfection kits to eliminate the risk of transferring Mycoplasma Bovis when moving from farm to farm while conducting...

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Fish & Game welcomes National Party turnaround on environment

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Fish & Game is welcoming National Party leader Simon Bridges’ pledge to “reset” the party’s environmental policies, saying it is good to see him finally acknowledge the new political reality...

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life April 2018

South Canterbury Report for April 2018

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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life April 2018

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NZFFA Report for Reel Life April 2018

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TOO MUCH, TOO MANY, TOO LITTLE

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Hugh Creasy Column for Reel Life April 2018

Creasy’s Column – by Hugh Creasy

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 27/04/18

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Monday the 30th of April is the last day of the regular fishing season.That means this weekend is the last weekend too.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 27th April 2018

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The fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region this weekend, are rivers are likely to become discoloured for a few days,...

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Do it now - Duck hunters urged not to leave licence purchase until last minute

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Amid predictions of a good duck hunting season, game bird hunters are being encouraged to abandon their usual habit of buying a hunting licence at the last minute.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 20th April 2018

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Dear Anglers, Conditions for fishing have not been good the past week with the main upper river catchments receiving large amounts of rain.

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