Fishing News & Events

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The FAT Trout Fishing Competition

  August 24th and 25th inclusive – Rotorua lakes   Come and have fun fishing for FAT Trout at Rotorua – the fatter the better in fact! In support of the NZ Hunting, Fishing…

  • Eastern
  • 16/07/2024
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Children's fish-out days, Ngongotaha trout hatchery, Rotorua

Children aged from 6 to 14 years-old will be able to catch a rainbow trout at the hatchery’s specially designed fish-out pond.

  • Eastern Events
  • 8/07/2024
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Hawke's Bay Women's Anglers & Hunters Club

To support the growing interest and participation of women in angling and hunting, Hawkes Bay Fish & Game will facilitate the establishment of a dedicated club that caters specifically to…

  • Hawke's Bay
  • 1/07/2024
  • Hawkes Bay
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Upcoming Otago Fishing Events

Otago Fish & Game Events Dunedin Beginner Adult Fishing Classes Theory: Date: Tuesday September 10, Wednesday September 11, Thursday September 12 (women only). Time: 6. 30pm-8.

  • Otago Events
  • 26/06/2024
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Repeat offender convicted and fined

Central South Island Fish & Game have successfully prosecuted an angler who flouted the law while fishing at the Tekapo Canal near Twizel in December 2023.

  • 18/06/2024
  • Maggie Tait
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Ōhau River Spring Season Ballot to Open on 24 June

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSI) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to control angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

  • Fishing
  • 13/06/2024
  • Maggie Tait
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Seeking Angler Feedback: Proposed Designated Waters Licence for Mataura and Waikaia Rivers

Southland Fish & Game is consulting with anglers regarding proposed changes to fishing licence requirements for the mid/upper Mataura (above the Ardlussa Bridge) and Waikaia rivers.

  • Fishing
  • Southland
  • 29/05/2024
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Anglers form sisterhood bonds in river of resilience

They came as strangers and left thick as thieves. Seven women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer attended a weekend fly-fishing retreat at Makarora this month.

  • Fishing
  • Otago
  • 16/05/2024
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Native restoration project reels in anglers for help

Anglers have waded in to help a catchment group and a high-country farm restore and rewild an important spawning stream in Wānaka.

  • Fishing Environment
  • Otago
  • 15/05/2024
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Alert over fish kill at Coalpit Dam

Anglers have been asked to avoid fishing at Coalpit Dam near Naseby, in Otago, as the cause of a fish kill there this week is investigated.

  • 18/04/2024
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