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Eastern Fish & Game praises 'majority' of hunters

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 10:07 am | Eastern Fish and Game

Fish & Game says that as predicted, the opening of the new game bird season in the large Eastern Region produced "mixed fortunes" for hunters. More >>

'Fish spotting’ mission yields encouraging results

Monday, 16 February 2015, 2:35 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Eastern Fish & Game Officers have completed a fish-spotting mission in the Eastern Bay of Plenty – and sighted some “encouraging” numbers of trout. More >>

Fish & Game praise for public after anti-poaching operation

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:17 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Members of the public have been praised after a high profile joint Fish & Game and police operation to intercept poachers spotted in a local stream. A local person reported seeing four men last Friday (December 5) afternoon, one with a rod, in a ... More >>

Fish & Game welcomes guilty verdicts for poachers

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4:24 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Two Bay of Plenty men have been found guilty of poaching as many as 60 spawning trout from an isolated stream near Lake Rotoiti last winter – in what has been described as the worst such poaching case in a decade. More >>

Trout poachers nabbed with huge haul

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 9:26 am | Eastern Fish and Game

Two men will appear in court later this month after Eastern Fish & Game staff and police caught them “pillaging” trout from a spawning stream near Rotorua over the weekend. More >>

Ruakituri River decision

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 4:42 pm | Eastern Fish and Game

Eastern Fish and Game Council lifts boat restrictions Ruato Bay, changes other fishing rules The Eastern Fish and Game Council has moved to amend some of its fishing rules after anglers were given their say on a variety of proposed changes. The Council ... More >>

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 >>