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New Zealand Fishing News 2013

  Date   News item   Source
19 Dec 2013

Kiwis reminded of angling holy grail in own backyard

Families holidaying on Rotorua lakes this summer have been reminded they can grab some fishing action in their own backyard that’s “the Holy Grail” for many overseas anglers...

Eastern Fish and Game
29 Nov 2013

New event helps families into high country fishing

A new Fish & Game event offers families the opportunity to have a high country fishing experience close to Christchurch.

Fish and Game NZ
28 Nov 2013

Shag River wins inaugural river award

Improvements in water quality in Otago's Shag River over nearly a decade have won it the grand prize in the inaugural 2013 New Zealand River Awards...

Otago Regional Council
26 Nov 2013

Nevis River given highest protection

Otago Fish and Game welcomes the decision by the Minister for the Environment to give the Nevis River the highest level of protection...

Otago Fish & Game
25 Nov 2013

Reporoa company was convicted for discharging effluent

A Reporoa livestock transport company was convicted and fined $26,000 for discharging effluent where it could enter water...

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
1 Nov 2013

Environment Minister bans damming on Nevis River

Environment Minister Amy Adams has banned the damming of Central Otago’s Nevis River for electricity generation.

Mountain Scene
19 Sept 2013

Council united on reducing nitrogen limits

Land owners and Bay of Plenty Regional Council have agreed on an approach for allocating nitrogen loss for land use in the Lake Rotorua catchment...

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
30 Aug 2013

New fishing classes could hook women

Otago Fish and Game is trying to lure women towards the joys of fishing. Ranger Steve Dixon said the idea of hosting a female-only fishing class in Dunedin sprang from a month he recently spent in the US.

Otago Daily Times
12 Aug 2013

Angler's 42lb trout new world record

A Tauranga angler has caught the biggest brown trout taken on a rod and reel when he first hooked the monster fish weighing over 42lb (19kg). His capture was this weekend approved as a world record...

Bay of Plenty Times
8 Aug 2013

Mixed picture for Waikato waterways

A new report on water quality trends in Waikato rivers paints a mixed picture, with improvements in some measures but serious declining trends when it comes to nitrogen content, clarity and turbidity...

Waikato Regional Council
10 June 2013

Trout poachers caught in the act

An increase in trout poaching has prompted a warning that hidden cameras will catch poachers in the act...

NZ Herald
3 June 2013

Mataura River Remains High, Some Flooding Expected

The Mataura River remains high this morning (Monday) with some flooding expected as it moves down through the catchment...

Environment Southland
2 June 2013

Mataura River in Flood

Most rivers in Southland continue to be above normal levels due to heavy rainfall early this morning, but the Mataura River is particularly high this evening...

Environment Southland
27 May 2013

Rangitaiki River Forum celebrates first year

The Forum held its first meeting in May 2012, and aims to protect and enhance the health and well-being of the Rangitaiki River and its resources to benefit present and future generations....

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
21 May 2013

Hunt for feral fish targets Whakatane lake

A joint operation between several agencies and iwi targeted the dozens of goldfish lurking in Whakatane’s Sullivan Lake last week...

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
17 May 2013

Opotiki farm fined for repeat discharge offence

An Opotiki dairy farm company and its director have been fined $37,000 for discharging effluent from a pond where it entered a roadside drain...

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
19 April 2013

Lake Pupuke land trout

More than 1000 catchable trout will be released in Lake Pupuke before the annual fishing contest there on May 5...

Auckland Now
19 April 2013

Illegal trout net seized

A sharp eye and swift communication led to the recovery of a gill net in Lake Taupo at the mouth of the Waitetoko River last weekend...

Taupo Times
18 April 2013

Fishing for a healthier future

Timaru's Helen Hayes caught her first 1.5kg brown trout while learning how to fly fish with other cancer survivors over the weekend...

Timaru Herald
17 April 2013

Funding promise protects Lake Taupō for all New Zealanders

The Waikato Regional Council has welcomed a $3 million funding injection from the Government to ensure the long-term protection of Lake Taupō’s excellent water quality.

Environment Waikato
9 April 2013

New book to feature hatchery's trout

One of the country's top wildlife photographers, Rod Morris, has paid a visit to the Fish and Game hatchery in Ngongotaha to photograph the trout for a new book...

Eastern Fish and Game
8 April 2013

Successful trial of summer boating restrictions at Rotoma 

Positive feedback from a six month trial exclusion zone at Lake Rotoma could see a more permanent solution introduced in the future to manage diver safety during busy periods

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
23 Mar 2013

Clean gear keeps didymo down...

The Department of Conservation is praising anglers and hunters for doing their bit to control didymo in Fiordland...

Southland Times
23 Mar 2013

Giant fish and lots of them, so the story goes

Earlier this week, New Zealand's largest trout was fished out of the Ohau canals, a 20.5kg effort...

Timaru Herald
20 Mar 2013

Salmon season set to finish on a high

The rain which has fallen over much of the South Island in the past 48 hours should provide a much needed boost to the end of the salmon run...

North Canterbury Fish and Game
15 Mar 2013

Anglers compete in Oceania Fly Fishing Champs

The 2013 Rodd and Gunn Oceania Fly Fishing Championships are being held from 19th to 24th March 2013, the teams based in Rotorua...

Auckland Waikato Fish and Game
15 Mar 2013

Expert ‘alliance’ to help with river health

The process for appointing a group of experts to assist with the development of policy aimed at helping restore and protect the health and wellbeing of the Waikato and Waipa rivers has been signed off by Waikato Regional Council...

Waikato Regional Council
25 Feb 2013

When trout play hard to get

At this time of year, trout fishers need to fish early or late in the day, seeking cooler rivers where trout will often congregate to escape the warm summer waters...

Nelson Mail
22 Feb 2013

They are stealing our fish....

Certain fishing and guiding companies in Argentina are using trout caught in New Zealand to lure clients their way...

22 Feb 2013

Tongariro trout photo edited to promote fishing in Argentina

A picture of a trophy trout hauled out of the Tongariro River has been falsely used to promote fishing in Argentina, with an overseas fishing operator superimposing an Andes-like landscape behind the central North Island scene...

New Zealand Herald
22 Feb 2013

Multi-agency drought committee formed in Waikato

A Waikato Regional Drought Committee has been formed to help manage the response to dry weather conditions in the region which have been causing significant problems for farmers and led to water restrictions...

Waikato Regional Council
22 Feb 2013

Trophy trout photograph decidedly fishy

A picture of a trophy trout hauled out of the Tongariro River has been falsely used to promote fishing in Argentina, with an overseas fishing operator superimposing an Andes-like landscape behind the central North Island scene...

The Daily Post
Feb 18 2013

Deal ends fight over lake clean-up

A landmark deal that has ended one of the country's longest and largest environmental battles but will not please anglers and others who believe the lake needs to be cleaned up now...

NZ Herald
Feb 15 2013

Improvement in Bay dairy farm compliance

Bay of Plenty farmers are doing better in complying with Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s dairy farm effluent requirements – but they could improve...

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Feb 14 2013

Clutha Salmon Season Shaping Up Well

Fish & Game are anticipating this season will see the return of more salmon originating from the releases and are optimistic that lower Clutha salmon anglers will experience further improvement in catch rates...

Fish and Game Otago
Feb 1 2013

Waikato Waterways Hit Minimum Flow Levels

Waterways in some parts of the Waikato have now dropped to flows which trigger restrictions on water takes, and the threat of this happening in other parts of the region is increasing...

Environment Waikato
31 Jan 2013

DCD may have unintended effects on aquatic environment

University of Otago researchers have discovered that run-off of the agrichemical DCD may adversely affect some aquatic eco-systems by disrupting natural processes...

University of Otago
30 Jan 2013

Potentially toxic blue-green algae reappears in Otago

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is warning the public to avoid contact and keep their dogs away from Lake Waihola, south of Dunedin, after the reappearance of potentially toxic blue-green algae...

Otago Regional Council
24 Jan 2013

Excuse to pollute 'appalling'

Fish & Game NZ is appalled that the dairy sector is using the removal of nitrogen inhibiting products from the market as an excuse for more pollution to enter New Zealand’s waterways...

Fish and Game NZ
17 Jan 2013

Auckland Waikato applications for Field Officer positionopen

The Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game Council is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Fish & Game Officer to join our small team based in Hamilton.

Auckland Waikato Fish and Game
4 Jan 2013

Southern hydro lakes at bumper levels

Spills from the Pukaki and Benmore hydro lakes are under way, as Meridian Energy controls the run-off from heavy rain that has fallen in the headwaters over the past few days...

Environment Canterbury
3 Jan 2013

Fly fishing thriving globally

A study on the fly fishing market in North America has revealed that the sport is in very healthy shape going into 2013...

Tackle Trade
3 Jan 2013

Southland rivers running high

Between 30mm and 50mm of rain fell in the headwaters of the Mataura and the Oreti in the 24 hours to midnight yesterday and river levels will continue to rise...

Environment Southland
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