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Lake Ellesmere clean up underway

Derelict maimais and rubbish on Canterbury’s Lake Ellesmere have met their match with Fish & Game staff removing them as part of a long running annual programme of environmental enhancement work.


Anglers…get all set to go for gold of your own in the new fishing season – by buying your sports fishing licence early.

Three charged after poached trout seized at spawning stream

Three Rotorua men have been charged with possessing 17 trout poached from a closed spawning stream at Lake Rotoiti earlier this winter.

Don't forget to stand up for the environment!

Fish & Game is urging people who care about clean water and the environment to stand as candidates in their local council elections.

Fish & Game officers count shoveler ducks nationwide

Fish & Game is mounting a nationwide bird count today – to pin down the number of shoveler ducks found around the country.

Behind the scenes at the Montrose Hatchery

Ever wondered about how a Fish and Game Hatchery works?

Both Barrels Pics Aug 2016

Thanks to the efforts of our Fish & Game licenceholders, we're able to look back on one or two highlights from the game bird season.

Stand For The Environment!

New Zealanders are being urged to do their bit for the environment by standing in October’s local body elections.

Rivers run dry in Christchurch

With Environment Canterbury recording its lowest levels in almost 30 years for the headwaters of the Avon, Heathcote and Styx rivers and suburban streams like the Ilam, Waimairi and Wairarapa drying up this year, urgent action is needed over water allocation.

Hundreds of trout return to refurbished spawning race

After the first full refurbishment work since 1968, the Aviemore spawning race is attracting hundreds of brown and rainbow trout and providing more habitat for them to breed in.