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New Zealand Fishing News - 2015

  Date   News item   Source
3 Dec 2015

Non-compliance at all-time low for Southland

For the third year in a row there has been a reduction in significant non-compliance on effluent discharge consents...

Environment Southland
18 Nov 2015

Beech mast may bring bumper trout season

While conservationists are dreading a potential pest plague, anglers in Southland could be in for a bumper season...

Otago Daily Times
11 Nov 2015

Fish and Game withdraw from Land and Water Forum

Leaving the Land and Water Forum will now allow Fish & Game to once again independently advocate for our freshwater resources, says chief executive, Bryce Johnson...

Wilderness Trout
4 Nov 2015

Environment report of concern to anglers

Most trout fishermen will be a little unsettled to read a report recently released by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand...

Wilderness Trout
21 Oct 2015

Holiday weekend opportunity for anglers to taste success

Labour weekend is providing holiday makers with their first opportunity to sample the range of new freshwater fishing licences now being offered by Fish & Game...

NZ Fish and Game
19 Oct 2015

Kids learn how to reel themselves in a trout

Fish and Game New Zealand released 400 rainbow trout into a small holding net at the Fitzroy lake and children were provided with rods, bait and expert fishing advice...

Taranaki Daily News
19 Sept 2015

New Zealand's biggest freshwater fishing prize

Fish & Game's have announcedf a major fishing promotion on Rotorua's lakes offering $25,000 as the top prize for the opening 10 days of the new season...

17 Sept 2015

Fish & Game vows ‘strong opposition’ to trout farming

Fish & Game has confirmed its strong opposition to commercial trout farming following revelations of a Bay of Plenty Regional Growth Study promoting, among other initiatives, the development of a commercial trout industry...

Fish and Game NZ
17 Sept 2015

Anglers oppose trout farming

Fish & Game say they “strongly oppose” commercial trout farming and claim they were not consulted over the proposal in the Bay of Plenty study...

Sun Live
21 Aug 2015

Monster trout hooked in Northland

An angler has hooked and landed what is believed to be the biggest trout (weighing 4.32 kilograms, or 9.5 pounds) ever recorded from Northland’s Kai Iwi lakes...

Fish and Game
18 Aug 2015

Fish and Game introduce new licence system

Fish & Game New Zealand is preparing to introduce four new types of fishing licence to provide more choice and flexibility...

Fish and Game
10 Aug 2015

Flak flies over councillor's dam view

Rex Graham stated at a packed Ruataniwha dam meeting that "no independent trustee in his right mind would sign off on this water contract, given their legal liability and exposure to existing and future beneficiaries"....

Hawkes Bay Today
5 Aug 2015

Filthy farmer fined for Tairua River pollution

Peter Darrah a Farmer from Coromandel has been fined for $72,750 for continuously and deliberately discharging of effluent into farm drains that flow to the Tairua River over an 11-year period between 2003 and 2014...

Sentinel Republic
10 July 2015

Southland shop battling over trademark

Stu Tripney, owner of the world famous "Stu's Fly Shop" in the northern Southland town of Athol, says he is battling to keep his shop name due to a trademark dispute over the words "Fly shop"....

Southland Times
8 July 2015

Rakaia River salmon fishing competition photos

Photos from New Zealand's most popular salmon fishing comeptition.

Fishing News
June 25 2015

Wheelchair fishing platform a possible world first

One man's determination has been rewarded. A disabled fisherman using a wheelchair for mobility, said how aggrieved he was having to buy a fishing license each year when he could only fish a fraction of the waters for salmon, compared to an able-bodied angler...

Timaru Herald
17 June 2015

Taupo iwi claims it has no plans to farm trout

The proposal to seemingly open the door to trout farming has caused huge consternation in trout fishing circles. For more see the following sources and articles.

Stuff NZ
13 June 2015

Iwi trout farming just "isn't on" say Fish and Game

A treaty settlement allowing a central North Island iwi to rear and harvest trout for consumption is "disturbing", says Fish and Game.

11 June

Fish & Game Demands Answers Over Taupo Trout Deal

Fish & Game is meeting the Office of Treaty Settlements to get answers over a controversial proposal to allow Ngati Tuwharetoa to raise trout in Taupo’s existing trout hatchery facilities.

Fish and Game New Zealand
8 May 2015

Taupo winter fish runs beginning

The Hinemaiaia and Waitahanui rivers have also had good early runs in both rivers during April with some very well conditioned trout amongst them....

Dept of Conservation
28 April 2015

Trout poaching 'worst in a decade'

A trout poacher has been jailed for a year while his co-offender is now on the run - in what's been called the most serious poaching case to come before the courts in 10 years...

NZ Herald
11 April 2015

Trout are missing from Motu

The weather was perfect for fishing. No wind, no cloud, river low and clear. If my memory serves me correctly, last time I ventured into the Motu valley the weather was similar...

Gisborne Herald
1 Apr 2015

Rotorua trout poachers sentenced

Two men accused of poaching trout at Rotorua have each been sentenced to 150 hours' community work...

NZ City
25 Mar 2015

Salmon fishing at its peak

Fish & Game reports that good fishing is being enjoyed throughout the country, from remote mountain streams to the river mouths with South Island salmon fishing is at its peak...

ReelLife, Fish & Game
19 March 2015

Brown trout eradicated from Zealandia Reservoir

Brown trout are now confirmed to be completely removed from the Karori Upper Reservoir and its tributary streams, allowing native fish species and koura (freshwater crayfish) to flourish...

Zealandia press release
13 March 2015

River road to remain blocked

A gate that has been unlawfully blocking vehicles from travelling the length of a public road beside the Gowan River for more than a decade will remain locked...

Nelson Mail
13 March 2015

Retiring officer game for some fishing

New Zealand's longest-serving fish and game officer, Graeme Hughes, will retire at the end of this month but hunting and fishing will certainly still be on the agenda...

Otago Daily News
22 Feb 2015

Salmon farming subject of $5.2 million research project

New Zealand government, research and commercial groups are aligning with international salmon experts to make salmon farming here even more sustainable...

Scoop business news
19 Feb 2015

Two killed in helicopter crash

Two men killed in a helicopter crash in Queenstown this afternoon were "highly regarded" staff members of a helicopter adventure tourism company...

NZ Herald
27 Jan 2015

A new trout species discovered

A new trout species, Salmo kottelati, has been discovered in the Alak1r Stream draining to Mediterranean Sea in Anatolia, Turkey. The new species, which belongs to the salmonidae family, is currently only known from this specific locality...

Science Daily
20 Jan 2015

Taupo trout fishers miss out on licences

Hundreds of holidaymakers in Taupo hoping to fish for trout have been thwarted by the Department of Conservation's online licensing system or may have resorted to fishing illegally...

3 News
18 Jan 2015

Felt sole ban blamed for broken leg

Hawke's Bay anglers are angry that they are not permitted to wear a safer boot, despite a trout fisherman slipping and badly breaking his leg...

Hawke's Bay Today
13 Jan 2015

Poachers to be arrested for court no-show

Warrants for arrest have been issued for two men convicted of large-scale trout poaching who did not show up to court for sentencing...

Fish and Game NZ



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