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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 >>

PCE Estuaries Report Requires Immediate Attention

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 4:40 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment report today that is calling for an approach to managing estuaries that treat estuaries and the waterways that feed into them as a single entity from the ... More >>

Valued Introduced Species Recognised In Biodiversity Strategy

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 1:35 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Valued introduced species recognised in Biodiversity Strategyfish and game More >>

Freshwater Reforms Gazettal A Significant Step Forward

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 3:48 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The new National Policy Statement and National Environmental Standard for Freshwater, gazetted by the Government today, is a significant step forward in reducing pollution in our rural and urban waterways caused by intensive farming and through regional ... More >>

Precautionary Closure To Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 9:42 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best "trophy" trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season. The Central South Island Fish and Game Council has put in place a closure ... More >>

Chef Wows Game Bird Hunters With Pukeko

Monday, 3 August 2020, 10:19 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The often-maligned pukeko was the culinary champion at the annual Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game, game bird food night at Club Waimea on Sunday night. Club Waimea chef Phil Hazeldine wowed the eighty hunters and their families who turned up to ... More >>

Fishing Photo Competition Winner Announced

Monday, 3 August 2020, 8:05 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Jaymie Challis’s photo of her three-year-old son Nixon fishing with her brother Trent at Butchers Dam in Central Otago beat all others to win the inaugural Fish & Game NZ licence photo competition. A stunning late afternoon photo of a ... More >>

Tekapo Trout Tagging Project Underway

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:24 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Hundreds of Lake Tekapo trout have been relocated by Central South Island Fish & Game recently and most of them have a new important "accessory" on them. The new "accessory" is a four-digit numbered tag by their dorsal fin that ... More >>

Govt Lake Onslow Scheme Proposal Is Worth Looking At Further

Monday, 27 July 2020, 12:36 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Government's announcement that it will fund an investigation of a key recommendation by the Interim Climate Change Committee, hydro schemes which pump water to manage peak demand is worth looking at further from an recreational and environmental perspective. ... More >>

Poisoned Ducks Discovered In Glen Eden

Monday, 13 July 2020, 1:10 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The shocking discovery of eight mallard ducks that had been poisoned in a public park has prompted a warning for pet owners from Auckland Waikato Fish & Game. Fish & Game Officer John Dyer says " We are concerned that someone near ... More >>

Fish Release For July School Holidays In Christchurch

Friday, 3 July 2020, 12:30 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Are you looking for an outdoor activity for your kids these school holidays? Why not try fishing? North Canterbury Fish & Game has released around 200 xcatchable sized salmon into the Groynes children’s fishing lakes. The salmon have been kindly ... More >>