Reel Life January 2021

  • 20/01/2021
  • Richie Cosgrove

Reel Life January 2021

We hope all subscribers to Reel Life got the chance for some quality fishing over the Christmas/New Year break.

Don't forget to enter any fishing pics in our Licence photo competition here.

This month’s issue is full of helpful tips and advice from our staff across the country.

Even though it might not be your local area, it pays to click through to the other regions in the links above. That way you’ll get access to some great advice like the gems below

From the Central South Island Region, you can learn three quick tips for fishing success for the month ahead, along with some tips for handling fish when you catch them.

Down in Southland, they answer the question that befuddles and perplexes all anglers: Where do trout live?

From Otago you can get advice on how to fish the Central Otago lakes which you can use on any lake in New Zealand.

For anglers near Tokaroa, the team at Auckland Waikato want to alert you to the annual Tokaroa Take a Kid Fishing day coming up.

In Nelson Marlborough they have the results from some of their annual drift dive monitoring that Fish & Game staff undertake. Where are they and how many are there.

With a lovely fish the Taranaki region showcases the Taranaki ring plain is the place to go for fishing in February.

Helpful advice for coping with warm lakes and getting down to where the fish are comes from the team at Eastern Fish & Game.

Cicadas are out in high numbers on the West Coast and they like Otago and Taranaki point out that fishing for perch is a great way to get a meal for the plate.

Angling doyen Hugh Creasy offers some insight into insect fishing in his monthly column here.

In Hawkes Bay, the report includes info on how the fishing is going in the region, and don’t forget those anglers in the Wellington, Central South Island and North Canterbury regions can sign up for their weekly fishing reports here.

Tight lines

The Team at Fish & Game New Zealand

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