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Waikouaiti Rivers Flows Decision Disappoints Fish & Game

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 6:44 pm | Otago Fish and Game

Otago Fish & Game Council is disappointed in a recent Otago Regional Council (ORC) decision to grant a consent to take water from the Waikouaiti River with a residual flow of only 170 litres per second to protect instream values during summer ... More >>

Bonus day for Junior Hunters

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 3:00 pm | Otago Fish and Game

Keen junior hunters in the Otago Fish & Game Region are reminded to get out and make this most of the summer paradise shelduck season available this Saturday 1 March. More >>

Fish & Game face busy year

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 4:32 pm | Otago Fish and Game

Councillors continued to show faith in its chairman when Monty Wright was re-elected unopposed for another term by the Otago Fish and Game Council. Mr Wright thanked fellow councillors for their ongoing support. Dan Rae, Adrian McIntyre, Dave Witherow, ... More >>

No changes recommended for duck hunting season

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 3:53 pm | Otago Fish and Game

The Otago Fish and Game Council resolved not to change the bag limits, season lengths or hunting methods for the 2014 Game bird Hunting Season which is due to start on 3rd May. The Council approved staff recommendations for the season noting that according ... More >>

New plan to manage Otago's sports fish and game resources

Friday, 24 January 2014, 5:57 pm | Otago Fish and Game

The Otago Fish & Game Council has publicly notified its new draft sports fish and gamebird management plan for Otago, and it wants to hear your views on how sports fish and gamebird resources should be managed across Otago for the next ten years. More >>

Nevis River Protected!

Friday, 1 November 2013, 4:42 pm | Otago Fish and Game

Otago Fish and Game welcomes the decision by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Amy Adams, to give the Nevis River the highest level of protection by confirming an amendment to the Kawarau Water Conservation Order. More >>

Backcountry beckons for anglers

Monday, 21 October 2013, 1:46 pm | Otago Fish and Game

It’s nearly that time again! Otago’s backcountry fisheries will open on November 1st, renowned as some of the best in the world, the Otago Backcountry has plenty of diversity to provide anglers with that special wilderness experience. More >>

Trout history being unearthed

Friday, 18 October 2013, 4:12 pm | Otago Fish and Game

A team of volunteers will spend International Archaeology Day uncovering a significant part of Otago’s history – the original hatchery ponds that raised the ancestors of today’s thriving brown trout fisheries. More >>

No Room Left at Kids Fish Out Day

Friday, 27 September 2013, 4:54 pm | Otago Fish and Game

On the back of last weekend’s successful Kids Fish Out day, held at Dunedin City’s Southern Reservoir, Otago Fish & Game reports that this weekend’s event is also fully subscribed. More >>

Fish & Game aim to lure the ladies

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 10:30 am | Otago Fish and Game

In an attempt to introduce more members of the opposite sex to the joys of sport fishing Otago Fish & Game is embarking on a new initiative – Female-only Fishing Classes. More >>

Ranger returns from US fact finding mission

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 5:04 pm | Otago Fish and Game

Otago Fish & Game Ranger Steve Dixon has just returned from a month long trip to America; visiting trout hatcheries and observing angler education programmes, along with attending kids and family fishing festivals. More >>

Shortest day could be longest for ducks

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 2:54 pm | Otago Fish and Game

Otago Fish & Game Council are encouraging all licenced game bird hunters to earmark this coming Sunday to take part in the Shortest Day Duck Hunt. Otago Fish & Game operations manager Ian Hadland says the shortest day hunt concept is about encouraging ... More >>

Outstanding River A Step Closer To Protection

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 3:16 pm | Otago Fish and Game

Otago Fish and Game welcomes the Environment Court’s majority decision in favour of a complete prohibition on damming on one of New Zealand’s most outstanding wild and scenic rivers – the Nevis – which is currently protected by Water Conservation ... More >>

Otago Fish & Game Offers Anglers A Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 11:14 am | Otago Fish and Game

Following on from a fantastic summer for local fishermen, Otago anglers are set to benefit from a release of hatchery reared fish from the regions Macraes Hatchery. More >>

Clutha Salmon Season Shaping Up Well

Friday, 15 February 2013, 2:57 pm | Otago Fish and Game

This salmon season on the lower Clutha, competition in the Jones household has been a little one sided. Keen angler Sara Jones of Roxburgh, has already landed nine prized salmon from below the Roxburgh Dam, while her husband is yet to make the scoreboard. More >>

Otago Fish & Game look to fund wetland restoration

Friday, 1 February 2013, 11:27 am | Otago Fish and Game

A recent spike in non-compliance over the holiday period has created more opportunities for Otago Fish & Game to fund new habitat projects. Established in 2011 with the aim of encouraging landowners to create or improve existing wetlands, the Habitat ... More >>

Estuary anglers warned of regulations

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 3:54 pm | Otago Fish and Game

Boat and land based salmon anglers are being warned to buy a fishing licence if they intend to fish near any Otago river or stream mouth to avoid prosecution. More >>

Poolburn dam prospects looking good despite poaching

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 5:49 pm | Otago Fish and Game

The new angling season is fast approaching with opening day at the Poolburn Dam being Monday 1 October 2012. Otago Fish and Game have high expectations for a rewarding season following excellent spawning survey results in Poolburn tributaries over the ... More >>

Poached Salmon Lands Man in Hot Water

Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 1:33 pm | Otago Fish and Game

A man who hand caught a spawning salmon out of the Leith Stream last week now faces prosecution rather than a fish dinner. More >>

Regional Council Shoots Itself in Foot Over Ducks

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 6:09 pm | Otago Fish and Game

The Otago Regional Council has decided to remove introduced gamebirds from the list of values associated with the region’s wetlands, the Otago Fish and Game Council says. This decision is one of many final recommendations made by regional councillors ... More >>

 

 

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