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Gisborne figure elected to lead role in Eastern Fish & Game

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 11:26 am | Eastern Fish and Game

The Eastern Fish and Game Council has elected well known Gisborne identity Murray Ferris as its new chairman. The Eastern Council represents over 30,000 anglers and 3000 game bird hunting licence holders. More >>

Fish & Game officers quack a few duck secrets

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 4:53 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

North Island mallard ducks are voicing a few mild protest quacks as they’re examined in large numbers. Fish & Game’s annual summer banding work is well underway in the Bay of Plenty and East Coast, Hawkes Bay and Wellington. More >>

Fish & Game praise for trout doco students

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 3:02 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Eastern Fish & Game has praised Kaitao Middle School students for their efforts – in filming a documentary comparing wild trout with ones raised at the Ngongotaha hatchery. More >>

Kiwis reminded of angling holy grail in own backyard

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 2:36 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Families holidaying on Rotorua lakes this summer have been reminded they can grab some fishing action in their own backyard that’s “the Holy Grail” for many overseas anglers. More >>

Anglers home in on Rotorua streams

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 12:50 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Popular streams that re-opened to anglers on Sunday included the Waiteti and Utuhina, which had been closed over the spawning season. Fish & Game Officer Matt Osborne says the fish are of better size and condition than the previous opening, thanks ... More >>

Countdown on to summer's extra fishing

Monday, 25 November 2013, 1:24 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Some great stream fishing is now only days away – as popular Lake Rotorua and Waikaremoana tributaries open for summer angling. From December 1, 2013, Fish & Game will re-open some important fishing streams which have been closed over the spawning season. More >>

Viewers asked to 'take the bait' as fishing show screens

Monday, 4 November 2013, 1:12 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

A six part TV series on trout fishing in the central North Island including Rotorua’s famed ‘trophy’ lakes, told by a “real angler,” will screen on Sky TV beginning later this month (November 24). More >>

How to tell the difference between a rainbow and a tiger

Monday, 4 November 2013, 11:50 am | Eastern Fish and Game

There’ll be no excuse after the Tauranga Boat Expo for not knowing a rainbow trout from a brown trout or a tiger – trout that is. More >>

Be selfish - join a fishing club

Monday, 4 November 2013, 10:48 am | Eastern Fish and Game

Fishing is a strange pursuit compared to other sports like golf or tennis because the ‘competitors’ aren’t people – they’re fish. As a result, the joys of fishing, walking up a river alone or bobbing on a lake revelling in the beauties ... More >>

Fish & Game swaps vehicles to release trout in Lake Tarawera

Friday, 1 November 2013, 2:17 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Fish & Game officers have swapped their normal ‘live trout truck’ for a boat – as they carried out a special release of young trout into Lake Tarawera. In spring, thousands of trout are released into the Rotorua lakes – and normally they’re ... More >>

Anglers urged to hide away on Rotorua lakes and target trout

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 9:48 am | Eastern Fish and Game

Holidaymakers heading for the Bay of Plenty this weekend can still get some great fishing in if north-westerlies blow up as forecast – by targeting trout on the Rotorua lakes. More >>

Lake Rotoiti 'star performer' on trout opening

Friday, 4 October 2013, 11:06 am | Eastern Fish and Game

Lake Rotoiti has emerged as the “most improved” of Rotorua’s three popular trout fishing lakes - where the start of the new season is celebrated – as anglers fished the first day of the new season. More >>

Anglers descend on Rotorua lakes for start of fishing season

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 2:26 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

There’s been a strong turnout of anglers in “perfect” conditions on the Rotorua lakes for the start of the new fishing season today. An estimated 1000-plus anglers have converged on the popular lakes of Tarawera, Okataina and Rotoiti which have ... More >>

Counting the days to a new trout fishing season

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 2:31 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Anglers are now counting down to the opening of the fishing season on Rotorua’s renowned lakes – hoping to hook some hard-fighting trout. Lakes Rotoiti, Tarawera and Okataina, which have been closed and ‘rested’ over winter, will open to anglers ... More >>

Fish & Game Open Day perfect lead-up to new fishing season

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 2:12 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Eastern Fish & Game are holding an open day at their Ngongotaha hatchery on Sunday September 29, 2013 – aimed at everyone from seasoned anglers to would-be fishers, general public and kids. More >>

Tauranga man pays dearly for no trout licence & obstruction

Monday, 26 August 2013, 4:03 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Trout fishing without a licence and obstructing a Fish & Game ranger turned into a costly exercise for a Tauranga man. More >>

Still good trout prospects

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 2:43 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Winter fishing may have slowed up a bit recently but there are still some good-sized trout to be caught around Rotorua’s lakes and streams – if anglers choose their conditions. More >>

Fish & Game officers chaperone spawning trout

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 3:06 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

With the trout spawning season in full swing, Fish & Game’s Eastern Region is continuing to check ‘no fishing’ and spawning areas – to make sure the fish are left alone. More >>

Reminder on kids' 'fish out' days

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 4:42 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

With only day’s to go before the next kids ‘fish out’ day at Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha trout hatchery, staff are reminding parents and caregivers to make a booking. More >>

The joys of winter angling - plenty on offer around NZ

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 2:17 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Don’t give up on trout fishing just yet – especially with some of the crisp, clear winter’s days the country’s been served up. That’s the message from Fish & Game NZ, pointing to productive trout fishing waters including lakes, rivers right ... More >>

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