Reel Life October 2020

  • 20/10/2020
  • Richie Cosgrove

Reel Life October 2020

This weekend being Labour weekend is the perfect opportunity to get out and have a fishing session without rushing home on Sunday.

Your fishing licence opens up a world of fishing opportunities for you and your family, 


Blake Marett and his sister Holly with the first fish of the season for them on Lake Opuha

If you are looking for places to go and explore (and especially if you are travelling around NZ and in unfamiliar territory), check out our Park and Cast page here

It’s full of tips and info about how to get to some fantastic sustainable fisheries. 


Check out our video on spin fishing tips to increase your chances of success

If it’s been a while or perhaps the kids are looking for some info on how to fish, check out this video from the team at Southland Fish & Game on spin fishing tips that will help out as you explore New Zealand. 

The team at West coast fish and game have produced this video on how to fish their most popular fishery – Lake Brunner. 

It’s full of really handy information for anglers who are travelling around, and it’s also applicable to any lake fishery. 

The team at Central South Island Fish & Game have put together four quick tips to help you get onto fish in November in their region. 

At Fish & Game it’s our goal to get anglers onto fish, be sure to check out your local regions link at the top of the page for all sorts of great local intel. For instance, how Auckland Waikato are promoting fishing courses and Otago have soft bait clinics coming up in November. 

As always we have Hugh Creasy’s wise advice on fishing here

November is also when most of the High Country fisheries in the South island open, if you’re  new to fishing or a visitor from the North Island, these fisheries are stunningly beautiful and offer some out of this world fishing experiences for the angler, be sure to ring the local Fish & Game office for hints and tips. 

For a glimpse of what it’s like check out last year’s opening day video here

Tight Lines 

The team at Fish & Game

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