Reel Life September 2022

  • Eastern
  • 15/09/2022

Reel Life September 2022

With the new season just around the corner, anglers are keenly anticipating Saturday 1st October at 5.00 am!

It’s time to check the boat is serviced and the trailer warranted, lines are refreshed and the lure box is brimming.

The Rotorua lakes are ready as always to receive an influx of visitors and locals alike. Winter monitoring of Lake Tarawera via our drift dives of the outlet and spawning runs in the Te Wairua and Wairua streams has indicated good fish populations.

Okataina and Rotoiti both fished well last season, and we are expecting more of the same from these famous Rotorua lakes this summer.

The east coast has had more than its share of rain over winter!

Some rivers will be fishable, others not so much, so we suggest you check out your favourite water before venturing out for the opening.

It will be important for anglers and other lake users to remember the Check, Clean and Dry message as we roll into summer, too, says Fish & Game.

Ensuring we keep local waterways pest free is critical to our continued enjoyment of the resource, and everyone needs to do their part.

Rule changes for the New Season

From 1 October, scented soft baits will be allowed in the Eastern Region in all waters other than those designated for flyfishing only.

The Eastern Fish and Game Council has agreed to make the opening day for lakes Rotoiti, Tarawera and Okataina to occur on the first Saturday in October.

This year, the first Saturday falls on October 1.

Datawatch tagged

Trout can now be entered online. Entries go into the draw to win one of 20 free whole-season fishing licences:

Eastern Region Fishing Diaries – All lakes and streams
Fill in your fishing diaries here to help us manage the Eastern Fish & Game region. Participants go in the draw to win a $100 voucher from Kilwell:

Tight Lines

Mark Sherburn, Eastern Fish & Game

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