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Fish and Game New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

Game-bird Season Opening Keeps Up Kiwi Tradition

Saturday, 4 May 2024, 3:05 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

For game bird hunters, the first weekend of May is like another Christmas when friends and family come together for a fun day out, and for many, it’s a tradition that goes back generations. More >>

Counting On It - Fish & Game Staff Checking On Wildlife Numbers To Manage Species

Friday, 22 March 2024, 1:09 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game staff across the country are out of their offices catching and counting birds or kitted up in wetsuits to count fish. Fish & Game New Zealand chief executive Corina Jordan spent two days recently helping the Taranaki and Wellington ... More >>

ReWilding The North For World Wetlands Day - Wetland A Paradise For Wildlife

Monday, 5 February 2024, 10:21 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The completion of the second stage of an ambitious project to rewild a once grazed Northland valley into a lush wetland has been celebrated with an event to mark World Wetlands Day. The Underwood Wetland project near Dargaville commenced seven years ... More >>

New Zealand Anglers Warned About Rogue Fishing Licence Website

Friday, 22 December 2023, 6:55 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand is urging anglers to beware of an overseas-based website offering its services to help purchase a fishing licence. The Fish Assistant website, which is not authorised by Fish & Game NZ, offers anglers fishing ... More >>

Right Across New Zealand People Are Hooked On Freshwater Fishing With New Data Showing What A Popular Pastime It Is

Sunday, 17 December 2023, 2:17 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

“This survey shows freshwater fishing remains an incredibly popular pastime for New Zealanders all around the country,” said Fish & Game New Zealand chief executive Corina Jordan. The latest National Angler Survey conducted by NIWA for ... More >>

Fish & Game New Zealand Backs Action On Wake Boats In Waikato

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 2:10 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand is welcoming restrictions on wake boats in the Waikato region to prevent the spread of the invasive gold clam. Biosecurity New Zealand has issued a new biosecurity rule for wake boats used on a stretch of the Waikato River ... More >>

Canal Angler Convicted And Fined

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 8:51 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Central South Island Fish & Game have successfully prosecuted an angler who flouted the law while fishing at the Pūkaki Canal near Twizel in May 2023. Shane William Pritchard of Milton appeared in the Timaru District Court on November 21 ... More >>

Environment Canterbury Media Statements Misleading

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 3:04 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Rasmus Gabrielsson, North Canterbury Fish and Game Chief Executive Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) media comments on progress with the Declaration proceedings before the Environment Court relating to the Rakaia River Water Conservation Order do not provide full context, ... More >>

Canal Fishing Trip For Three Friends Attracts Nine Convictions And Thousands Of Dollars In Fines

Monday, 13 November 2023, 10:32 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Three Ashburton friends have been processed through the courts after Fish & Game rangers detected them committing multiple offences during a fishing trip to the Mackenzie hydro canals during Labour Weekend 2022. The final of several court ... More >>

Anglers Flock To The High Country For Opening Day

Monday, 6 November 2023, 3:35 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Hundreds of anglers flocked to the Canterbury High Country over the weekend to celebrate the opening of the high-country fishing season. Some spectacular fish were caught by anglers of all ages and entered in the annual Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition. ... More >>

Fish & Game Sets Out Hunting And Fishing Manifesto For New Government

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:53 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand has outlined a series of priorities for the new Government to consider as part of a hunting and fishing manifesto. “Our vision is a New Zealand where freshwater habitats and species flourish, where hunting and ... More >>

Stars Align For Anglers This Long Weekend

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 2:48 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Labour Weekend holiday makers are being encouraged to make the most of the fine weather forecast and target some trout after a wet start to the freshwater fishing season. Fish & Game NZ chief executive Corina Jordan says despite opening ... More >>

Research Targets Economic Impact Of Famed Hydro Canal Sports Fishery

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 10:23 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

A study has been launched to assess the economic impact of one of New Zealand’s most popular sports fisheries. The Mackenzie Basin hydro canal fishery is internationally famed for trout and salmon fishing, owing to its easy roadside access, scenic high-country ... More >>

Super Sunday Season Opening For Anglers

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 8:03 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

It was a "Super Sunday Season Opening Day" for anglers nationwide when the new fishing season opened today(Sunday, October 1). Anglers in some parts of the country braved strong winds but were very happy to be out and about for the first ... More >>

Thousands Of Anglers Set To Converge On Rivers And Lakes For Opening Of Fishing Season

Friday, 29 September 2023, 2:55 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Kiwis will be casting off across the country this weekend with the opening of the new fishing season on Sunday morning. "Getting out for the start of the fishing season is a long-held tradition for many Kiwis, but normally, many people have to ... More >>

Agreement Aims To Maintain And Enhance New Zealand’s Popular And Iconic Sports Fisheries

Friday, 29 September 2023, 12:30 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Central South Island Fish and Game (CSIFG) and Meridian Energy continue to work together as custodians of New Zealand’s most popular freshwater angling catchment. CSIFGC and Meridian have entered into an agreement that will maintain and enhance ... More >>

Anglers Disappointed At Closure Of Popular Bay Of Plenty Fishing Lake

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 6:41 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The decision to stop access to Lake Ōkataina near Rotorua, due to concerns about the potential spread of the invasive gold clam species, is a blow to anglers on the eve of the opening of the fishing season and raises questions over the response to ... More >>

Potential Lake Closure Due To Threat Of Invasive Species Concerning

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 7:39 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand is closely monitoring the situation at Lake Okataina near Rotorua amid iwi concerns about the spread of the invasive species gold clam. "We’re working with mana whenua, Te Arawa Lakes Trust and the Ministry for ... More >>

Trout Festival Reels In The Anglers

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 12:31 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Over 500 anglers celebrated the upcoming fishing season with the 2023 NZ Trout Festival in Christchurch at the weekend. Anglers from across New Zealand came to the Groynes Fishing Lakes and Clearwater Resort to learn from trout fishing experts from across ... More >>

Uncertain Future For Fishing And Hunting Under Labour Party’s Wildlife Act Review

Monday, 11 September 2023, 12:01 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The proposed scrapping and replacement of the Wildlife Act signals an uncertain future for Fish & Game New Zealand and freshwater fishing and game bird hunting. The Labour Party has announced that if it is re-elected, it will repeal and replace ... More >>





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