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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 >>

Duck Hunters Get To Maximise Their Chances With A Shortest Day Hunt

Monday, 15 June 2020, 3:53 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Game bird hunters are being advised to take the opportunity that the shortest day offers for maximise their hunting opportunities. With there being less than nine hours of daylight on the 21st of June, hunters can pack in a lot of hunting as the ... More >>

Fish And Game To Be Reviewed

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 3:19 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand is welcoming the review announced today by the Conservation Minister, New Zealand Fish and Game Council Chair Paul Shortis says. "The Minister of Conservation has announced an independent review of Fish & Game, and we ... More >>

New Rules Aim To Protect Salmon Fishery

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 3:04 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The most significant change ever to the way sea-run salmon are managed in NZ has been proposed, to help rebuild Canterbury’s wild sea-run salmon population. In co-operative decisions, the Central South Island Fish and Game Council (CSIFGC) and ... More >>

Freshwater Reforms A Significant Step Forward

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 11:47 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Freshwater reforms a significant step forward The Government's policy announced today is a significant step forward in reducing pollution in our rural and our urban waterways caused by intensive farming and through council's neglect. However, there ... More >>

Hunters Have Opening Day Success

Saturday, 23 May 2020, 4:37 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Canterbury hunters Michael Gunn, Left, Brad Mori and Chris Brankin call in the ducks to their pond near Oxford, North Canterbury. New Zealand was a hive of activity in the early hours today as thousands of hunters headed out before dawn to start the ... More >>

Unique Game Bird Season About To Start

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 4:41 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The wait has been worth it and some "outstanding" hunting is in store for game bird hunters when the new season opens this weekend. There are only hours until the start of what is looking like another exceptional duck hunting season in ... More >>

Busy Duck Season Opening Day Expected

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 11:11 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game rangers in Manawatu are gearing up for what they expect to be the busiest start to the duck hunting season for years. The season starts this Saturday (May 23) after a two-week delay caused by the Covid-19 restrictions. Wellington Fish ... More >>

Canterbury Anglers Get Covid-19 Bonus

Friday, 15 May 2020, 4:57 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers at the Rakaia River mouth in February 2020 Anglers in North Canterbury who have spent the last seven weeks in various forms of lockdown are now able to fish selected lakes and rivers that would be normally closed at this time of year. The ... More >>

Fish & Game Welcome Budget 2020 Announcements

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:06 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand welcome the Budget 2020 announcements of $1.1 billion investment to create 11,000 environment jobs in our regions. The 2020 Budget shows that the Government has taken a highly strategic approach in how it spends public ... More >>

Extended Season Bonus For Auckland/Waikato Game Bird Hunters

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11:56 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

23 May will be opening day, marking the start of the 2020 duck season for hunters in Auckland/Waikato. But this year, the season has been extended to end on 28 June 2020. The Duck Season for Auckland/Waikato is scheduled to be five weeks (6 weekends) ... More >>

Game On... Date Confirmed For The 2020 Duck Hunting Season

Monday, 11 May 2020, 4:39 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

23rd of May will be opening day, marking the start of the 2020 game bird season following today’s announcement of the move to Alert Level 2. Game bird hunters throughout the country have been patiently waiting for this announcement and the ... More >>

Hunters Praised For Following The Rules

Monday, 4 May 2020, 4:28 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Game bird hunters throughout the country followed the rules last weekend on what would have been the traditional start to the game bird hunting season. Fish & Game staff undertook patrols countrywide to check that hunters were following the ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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