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2021 Fish & Game Election Results

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 3:08 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers and hunters across New Zealand have had their say, and the results are now in for the 2021 Fish & Game Election. Nominations for the 12 regional Fish and Game Councils closed in August, and in six Fish and Game regions, there were ... More >>

Wetlands Under Threat From Proposed Rule Changes

Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:47 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Wetlands around New Zealand are at risk from new rules supposedly designed to protect them. The Government’s ‘Managing our Wetlands’ discussion document on the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES-F) proposes changes to enhance and improve ... More >>

Anglers Hit The Water In Numbers For Opening Day

Friday, 1 October 2021, 1:14 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season. The weather played its part, with fine weather for opening day across most of the country. With Covid-19 restrictions, fishing has ... More >>

Farewell to Lou Sanson - A friend to anglers and hunters

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 12:09 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand wishes departing Department of Conservation Director-General Lou Sanson all the best for the future More >>

Candidates Confirmed For The 2021 Fish & Game Elections

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 4:16 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers and hunters throughout New Zealand need to check they are enrolled to vote now that candidates in the 2021 Fish & Game elections were confirmed today. Nominations for the 12 regional Fish and Game Councils closed last Thursday (26th), ... More >>

ORC Adrift On Manuherekia River Flows

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 10:19 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Otago Regional Council has failed to be brave in showing the way forward on the Manuherekia River, Otago Fish & Game Council chief executive Ian Hadland says. Yesterday’s failure by the ORC to note proposed minimum flows for the river ... More >>

Manuherekia River Needs A Bold Commitment

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 4:15 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Otago Fish & Game is pleased to see the Otago Regional Council is thinking more wholistically about the ecosystem at today’s public workshop on the Manuherekia River. "However, the ORC could have been braver in its flow recommendations ... More >>

Report Shows Waterways In The Canterbury High Country Are Heading The Same Way As The Plains

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 3:47 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

North Canterbury Fish & Game are concerned by the findings of a major Environment Canterbury (ECan) report showing land-use intensification in the Canterbury high country. ECan scientists found 6,847 hectares in the Waimakariri, Rakaia, Hakatere/Ashburton, ... More >>

New Rules Introduced To Protect Sea-run Salmon Fishery

Friday, 23 July 2021, 12:36 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in place of a daily catch limit. "The wild sea-run ... More >>

Fish & Game Support Call From Enviro-NGOs For 'under One' Pollution Limit For Water.

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 2:18 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game support the call from four of New Zealand's environmental organisations to set a nitrate pollution limit under one milligram per litre for waterways. A nitrate limit, which will define the maximum amount of nitrate pollution allowed in rivers, ... More >>

Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?

Monday, 7 June 2021, 3:43 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Dr Adam Canning taking a water sample during an earlier scientific project in the Manawatu Region. Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health. ... More >>

Precautionary Winter Closure Of Upper Tekapo Canal Sports Fishery

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 8:49 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best "trophy" trout fisheries has led to a precautionary closure during the peak of the 2021 winter fishing season. The Central South Island Fish and Game Council (CSI Council) has ... More >>

Manuherekia River Needs A Greater Share Of The Water

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 5:56 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The health and wellbeing of the Manuherekia River and its ecosystems must be the priority in deciding the catchment’s future. "The river needs to have a much greater share of the water," Otago Fish & Game environmental officer ... More >>

Funding Proposal For Lake Hayes Misses The Point

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 9:19 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Polluters must help foot the bill to clean up Lake Hayes. A proposal by Otago Regional Council to make residents who live immediately around the polluted lake pay most of the restoration cost is unfair, Otago Fish & Game environment officer ... More >>

Quacker Of A Morning Greets Duck Hunters

Saturday, 1 May 2021, 4:09 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Canterbury hunter Stu Henderson and his dog Keisha return to the maimai after recovering a duck at Coopers Lagoon in the Selwyn District. Photo: Richard Cosgrove The weather conditions were in the duck's favour as the sun rose on the 2021 game bird season ... More >>

Only One Day To Go Till The 2021 Game Bird Season

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 12:55 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Around 45,000 kiwis will be counting down the hours on Friday to the start of the 2021 duck hunting season on Saturday. For well over 100 years kiwis have gathered on the first Saturday in May to take part in the annual celebration of our wonderful ... More >>

Amazing Fishing Opportunities At Lake Pupuke

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 10:18 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Three hundred large rainbow trout have been released by Fish & Game staff into the Quarry Lake arm of Lake Pupuke on the North Shore this week and fishing has never been better. The traditional release site on the East side of the lake ... More >>

Fish & Game Review Recommendations Will Future-proof Fish & Game

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 4:00 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

A review into Fish & Game has outlined a tranche of recommendations to modernize governance protocols and decision making. New Zealand Fish and Game Council chairperson Ray Grubb says the review provides an overdue and welcome health check of the organisation. ... More >>

Taranaki Duck Numbers Look Promising For The 2021 Game Bird Hunting Season

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 11:37 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Duck hunting prospects for Taranaki look better than normal thanks to a great breeding season. Unlike eastern areas of New Zealand, Taranaki has been blessed with good autumn rains and ponds and wetlands are now well topped up for the game bird hunting ... More >>

Mallard Harvest Looks Promising For Otago Hunters

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 2:59 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Duck hunters in Otago can look forward to an above-average season this year if the weather plays it part. This year’s mallard monitoring results were 10% above the average count since 2015, Otago Fish & Game officer Bruce Quirey said. "Rivers ... More >>