Category: Fishing

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Environment Canterbury’s Rangitata irrigation decision a “slap in the face”

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Environment Canterbury’s decision to allow irrigators to take more water from the Rangitata River is being described as “surprising and extremely disappointing” by Central South Island Fish and Game.

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Creasy's Column - the challenges of winter fishing

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By Hugh Creasy

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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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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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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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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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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 20/04/18

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Last Friday the weather finally cleared long enough to allow the completion of the second salmon spawning count for the upper Rangitata spawning streams.

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Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout from hatchery

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Trout poached from Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager who has paid dearly for his catch.

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Fish for Winter Trout

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But check the weather forecast first.

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Canterbury Lakes re-open for fishing after MPI gives all clear

Canterbury’s high country lakes have been re-opened to trout angling after the Ministry of Primary Industries gave the all clear.

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Fish & Game tips some ‘hot’ fishing in tune with the weather

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Fish & Game says some “hot” freshwater fishing reports are coming in, right on cue for the holiday season.

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Fishing tips for the holiday season

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Rotorua’s trout fishing is renowned around the world, attracting thousands of visitors hoping to catch one of the region’s magnificent rainbow or brown trout.

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Catch a tagged rainbow and ‘strike gold’

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Catch a specially tagged rainbow trout and win a $500 voucher!

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‘Look after the trout you catch,’ says Fish & Game

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With the summer fishing season now underway, Fish & Game has launched an initiative to educate anglers on how to properly look after trout they catch.

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Weekly Fishing Report– Central South Island Region: 08-12-2017

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For the coming weekend the biggest weather feature will be a westerly front running up the West Coast on Saturday and that might spill a bit of rain into the...

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Trout boost for eastern hydro lakes

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Fish & Game officers have made their annual trek from Rotorua to two small hydro lakes south of Waikaremoana to boost the local fish stocks.

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Lower Ruamahanga fishery firing

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Anglers from across the wider Wellington region are flocking to the lower Ruamahanga to hook into some of the best trout fishing action the region has seen in years.

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Sanford praised by Fish & Game for fishing halt in Salmon Conservation Area

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One of New Zealand’s biggest fishing companies, Sanford, is being praised by Fish & Game for halting operations near Banks Peninsula to avoid catching salmon.

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Thumbs up for anglers

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Anglers who turned out at first light this morning to fish renowned Rotorua trout streams that re-opened, have been given a big thumbs up by Fish & Game officers.

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