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Waterfowl Hunters Happy To Get Out For Opening Weekend

Monday, 25 May 2020, 2:14 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Despite the calm sunny weather favouring the ducks for Opening Weekend (May 23/24), hunters in the lower North Island were generally happy to see the season under way after Covid-19 delayed the start by three weeks. The settled conditions meant mixed ... More >>

‘Outdoor Supermarket Open For Business’ – Fish & Game

Friday, 1 May 2020, 10:26 am | Wellington Fish and Game

Fish & Game is encouraging lower North Island residents to shake off their cabin fever and get out fishing on their local rivers and streams. With the country now at Alert Level 3, freshwater fishing for trout and perch is a great option for ... More >>

Lucky Escape For Rare Native Birds

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 3:52 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Rare birds found ensnared in a fishing net at Lake Wairarapa last week were lucky to be released unscathed thanks to some prompt action by Wellington Fish & Game staff. The three rare Little Black Shags were spotted by a member of the public walking ... More >>

Worst summer clouds in 30 years have silver lining

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 10:43 am | Wellington Fish and Game

Expectations are for solid bags for the opening of the duck hunting season which opens in Wellington region on Saturday 6 May. More >>

Questions Over 'Misleading' Funding Applications

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 9:16 am | Wellington Fish and Game

A report released today shows the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF) paid almost $1 million to an infrastructure project in Wairarapa based on “highly misleading” information and an application that “lacked credible economic analysis”. More >>

Concerns remain over dam decision

Monday, 8 June 2015, 4:00 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Wellington Fish & Game says the decision not to investigate the Mangatarere Stream for an irrigation dam means the worst case scenario has not been progressed. “On the one hand, the most important trout spawning tributary of the Ruamahanga ... More >>

Bad weather heralds ‘second shot at opening weekend'

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 10:45 am | Wellington Fish and Game

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – Lower North Island duck hunters are getting set for a “second shot at Opening Weekend” with good shooting weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday. More >>

Fish & Game applauds efforts to "hook kids on fishing"

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 3:27 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Wellington Fish & Game has praised volunteer anglers for their efforts to “get kids hooked on the thrills of fishing.” Wellington Fish & Game Regional Manager Phil Teal says the Wellington Fly Fishing Club has provided over the last decade ... More >>

Fish & Game promises ongoing support for clean-up measures

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 1:39 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Fish & Game has promised ongoing and wholehearted support for the initiatives that have emerged from the Manawatu Leaders Accord Action Plan – after a progress report on the plan was released last Friday. More >>

Hunters keen to help farmers

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 3:18 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Game bird hunters are being invited to help farmers disperse big flocks of paradise shelduck from paddocks and crops on private land. More >>

Fish & Game protecting Wairarapa's watery treasures

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2:39 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Ahead of World Wetlands Day (February 2) Wellington Fish & Game is reflecting on the efforts of past generations of hunters who had a long battle to protect the Lake Wairarapa wetlands. More >>

Anglers urged to go fishing in the name of research

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 2:37 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Wellington anglers are being urged to keep an eye out for tagged trout whilst fishing over the summer holidays. Wellington Fish & Game manager Phil Teal says local anglers have been great in getting behind the project which provides important information ... More >>

Urgent action required in response to water quality warnings

Friday, 22 November 2013, 12:33 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Wellington Fish & Game says the Parliamentary Commission for the Environment’s (PCE) report released today serves as a major wake-up call for the Government and Greater Wellington Regional Council currently pursuing a dairy expansion agenda. More >>

Go fish call to Wellington anglers as new trout season opens

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 2:15 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Thousands of anglers around the country are getting set to turn out for the opening of the new sports fishing season on Tuesday (Oct 1,2013), and the Wellington region will be no exception. More >>

Monster fish hooks young angler for life

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 3:22 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Fellow anglers and onlookers couldn’t believe their eyes when ten year-old Tom Weeks landed a whopping 7.7kg (17pound) rainbow at Wellington’s Capital Trout Centre on Sunday. More >>

Hundreds of fish for Capital Trout Centre

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 2:45 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

More than 1000 rainbow trout will be released tomorrow (Thurs, August 15) into the pond at the Capital Trout Centre at Happy Valley in Wellington – all ready for the next kid’s ‘fish out’ day. More >>

Parts of One Plan implementation still too flimsy

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 2:11 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Fish & Game NZ supports aspects of Horizons Regional Council’s draft implementation plan to reduce nitrogen leaching and contaminant loss to water bodies in accordance with the One Plan Environment Court ruling, but queries the legality of a proposed ... More >>

Govt Plans Will Wreck River Protection

Monday, 11 March 2013, 4:30 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Fish & Game NZ says the Government’s ‘Freshwater reform’ package will wreck Water Conservation Order (WCO) legislation protecting New Zealand’s most outstanding rivers and lakes. More >>

Hutt River confirmed as Wellington fishing hot spot

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 3:53 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Recent surveys undertaken by Fish & Game staff indicate that Wellington anglers have some great fishing in their own backyard – in the Hutt River. More >>

Wellington anglers praised for help in trout research

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 4:41 pm | Wellington Fish and Game

Local anglers are helping Wellington Fish & Game tag rainbow and brown trout to give deeper insights into the health of river systems in the region. More >>