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Major Fish Kill In Silverstream Near Dunedin

Friday, 15 January 2021, 3:13 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Hundreds of eels and trout have perished in lower Silverstream in what appears to be a low oxygen and high heat environment. Mosgiel angler Bevan Campbell who alerted Fish & Game Otago and the Otago Regional Council said he had never seen anything ... More >>

Christmas Boost For Canal Fishing Opportunities Due To Power Station Upgrades

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 2:26 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Video Available Here: Anglers fishing the Tekapo Canal over the summer holidays have had an early Christmas present with a boost in their chances due to Genesis Energy and Central South Island Fish & ... More >>

A Fishing Licence Can Save A Court Date

Monday, 21 December 2020, 9:25 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Two months into the new sports fishing season, the Central South Island Fish & Game Council (CSI Fish & Game) is pleased that 98% of anglers are following the rules. Since October 1, 445 anglers have been interviewed with eight offenders ... More >>

Huge Boost For Wetland Restoration

Sunday, 20 December 2020, 8:08 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Wetlands throughout the country will benefit from the Government’s One Billion Trees Programme which will be sued to create habitat for wildlife and help offset carbon emissions. The NZ Game Bird Habitat Trust (GBHT) has been granted $360,000 ... More >>

New Zealand Fish And Game Council Chief Executive Martin Taylor Resigns

Friday, 18 December 2020, 9:02 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

"Martin Taylor has made a significant contribution to Fish & Game. Both as Chief Executive of the New Zealand Fish and Game Council since 2017 and as a past chair of the Wellington Fish & Game Council," New Zealand Fish ... More >>

Fish & Game Has Goodwill Meeting With Feds

Friday, 27 November 2020, 12:15 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game and Federated Farmers have initiated a dialogue aimed at improving relations. Six members of the NZ Fish & Game Council met with their counterparts from Federated Farmers on Sunday (November 22), a cordial get-together in which both ... More >>

Regional Council Prosecutes Itself Over Stream Degradation

Friday, 20 November 2020, 2:59 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Unusual proceedings in the Wellington District Court today saw the regional council prosecuting itself. Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) was convicted and fined $90,000 for several breaches of the Resource Management Act (RMA) in what Justice ... More >>

Fish & Game New Zealand Support Govt Freedom Camping Proposals

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 3:13 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

"Too many Kiwi anglers in the past have arrived at pristine waterways for a day's fishing and found excrement from a freedom camper blocking their path," Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin Taylor says. Tourism Minister ... More >>

Anglers Pack The Riverside To Learn About Softbaits

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 11:43 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Outram was a hot bed of angling activity on Wednesday night when about 50 anglers attended the first of three clinics on softbait fishing run by Otago Fish & Game. Softbaiting is a relatively new freshwater fishing technique, but it is one ... More >>

Hundreds Of Anglers Head For The Hills

Monday, 9 November 2020, 8:51 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Opening of the high country fishing season at the Coleridge lakes. Angler Andrew Wells tries to tempt one of about a dozen rainbow trout that were swimming close to the shore on Lake Georgina. Photo: Richard Cosgrove/Fish & Game NZ At ... More >>

Lake Rotomanu Family Trout Fishing Day - Saturday 31st October, 8am - 1pm

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 8:56 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

This year’s popular family fishing day will see 400 rainbow trout released into Lake Rotomanu. In a change to the usual kids’ fishing format where trout are corralled in a holding net in Lake Rotomanu, this year the 400 plate sized rainbow trout will ... More >>

Holidays Sees Surge In Kids Fishing

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 2:23 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game has seen a surge of interest in fishing these school holidays, with parents and children making the most of the great spring weather to get out on the water following the season opening last week. The new freshwater fishing season ... More >>

Trout And Salmon Season Opens

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 2:19 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

A winter wonderland storm has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of tens of thousands of anglers who headed out on New Zealand’s rivers and lakes to welcome the start of the 2020 fishing season. Anglers on Lake Opuha in the South Island were braving ... More >>

Trout Season Begins On October 1

Monday, 28 September 2020, 10:52 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Freshwater anglers are eagerly anticipating the start of the new trout and salmon fishing season, which begins on October 1. Early reports indicate there is some excellent fishing to be had this coming season. Licences are available now and the photo on ... More >>

National And Labour Agricultural Policies Raise Concerns

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 4:21 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Following the release of the National Party and Labour Party agricultural policies environmental groups have concerns, Choose Clean Water's Marnie Prickett, Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin Taylor and Forest & Bird freshwater ... More >>

Takitakitoa Wetland Impresses Trustees

Monday, 21 September 2020, 2:14 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

-- "The best bang for your buck" is how Game Bird Habitat Trust Chairperson Andy Tannock described Takitakitoa Wetland on Saturday morning. Trustees from the New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Trust were visiting the stunning wetland near the Taieri ... More >>

Local Government NZ’s Election Manifesto Forgets Their Environment Record

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 2:57 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand's (LGNZ) election manifesto fails to recognise that regional councils should focus on meeting their obligations to protect the environment for future generations, instead of blaming central Government. Fish & Game ... More >>

Intensive Winter Grazing Restrictions Must Stay, Say Environmental Organisations

Friday, 4 September 2020, 10:16 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Federated Farmers’ recent backlash to new freshwater regulations is unhelpful to the sector and to society, say New Zealand’s environmental organisations. In a joint statement Forest and Bird, Fish and Game, Greenpeace, EDS and Choose Clean ... More >>

National Environmental Approach Concerns Environmental Organisations

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 5:24 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The National Party's promise to scrap the freshwater reforms that are designed to protect our water for future generations is a licence to intensive agriculture to do what they want when they want, New Zealand's environmental NGOs say. A press release ... More >>

Endangered Eels Find Refuge In Hunter-created Wetlands

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 1:46 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Southland Fish and Game research has revealed just how important hunter-created wetlands are for our native fish species. The release of their results is timely given it is Conservation Week and many New Zealander’s may not realise that hunters ... More >>