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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 >>

Regional Councils Continue To Fail New Zealanders On Water Quality

Friday, 26 February 2021, 7:08 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Recent images of thousands of fish dying in an Otago stream and estuary are symptomatic of regional councils across the country failing to manage the environmental impacts of land-use on our waterways, Fish & Game New Zealand say. "This environmental ... More >>

Central South Island Fish And Game Keeps Pressure On For Health Of The Rangitata

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 11:09 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Central South Island Fish and Game Council is pleased with the decision of Rangitata Diversion Race (RDR) Management Limited not to pursue a 10-cumec water take consent. The consent had been the subject of an Environment Court Appeal, after being granted ... More >>

Special Opportunity For King Country Game Bird Hunters

Friday, 19 February 2021, 11:32 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Game bird hunters looking for a nice meal for the plate can take advantage of the special game bird hunting season weekend coming up in the King Country. Licenced game bird hunters can harvest up to 10 paradise shelduck and 10 pukekos each per ... More >>

Trout Farming Ban Continuation Welcomed

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 11:52 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Government's decision to reject commercial trout farming is a responsible move and will come as welcome news to the 150,000 freshwater anglers throughout the country, says Fish & Game New Zealand. A recently released Government response to ... More >>

North Of The Harbour Bridge Is The Place To Go For Summer Game Bird Hunting

Friday, 12 February 2021, 11:07 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Auckland/Waikato and Northland Fish & Game regions have collaborated and are announcing a coordinated summer season for paradise shelduck hunting. This is the first year that hunters do not need a permit in the Auckland Waikato Fish ... More >>

Summer Hunting For Paradise Shelduck On Offer

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 12:18 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

For Taranaki game bird hunters who can’t wait for the traditional May start of the hunting season to come around, Fish & Game is all set to lay on some summer hunting opportunities. Fish & Game has declared a special hunting ... More >>

Stunning Photo Helps Save Wetlands

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 10:05 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s stunning photo of a New Zealand shoveler duck lifting off the water has won the 2021 Game bird habitat stamp photo competition. The winning photo of a New Zealand Shoveler duck taken by Marlborough photographer ... More >>

Central South Island Game Bird Hunting Ballots Open Now

Monday, 1 February 2021, 10:22 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The opportunity to access some of the best public land areas for game bird hunting in New Zealand starts today. Even though duck hunting season doesn’t start till the 1st of May, now is the time to get ready for the new season. Hunters who would ... More >>

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 >>