Monday, 12 November 2012
Farmers urged to take early action to prevent crop damage
Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game is urging farmers to make plans now for reducing the damage that can be caused by large flocks of Paradise shelduck, and other game birds.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Poolburn dam prospects looking good despite poaching
The new angling season is fast approaching with opening day at the Poolburn Dam being Monday 1 October 2012. Otago Fish and Game have high expectations for a rewarding season following excellent spawning survey results in Poolburn tributaries over the winter months.
Friday, 6 July 2012
RMA rejig a disaster for the environment
Fish & Game NZ says suggested changes to the RMA would be an absolute disaster for the environment.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Baby tigers set loose at Lake Rotoma
It's one of the more striking sights you'll see – young tigers leaping about in the shallows at Lake Rotoma on a cold June day.
Monday, 28 May 2012
Fish & Game outlines strong case for swan drive on Tauranga Harbour
Fish & Game Eastern Region says there are some strong environmental, public safety and other factors which make a strong case for requiring the reduction of black swan numbers on Tauranga Harbour.
Monday, 2 April 2012
Rangers All Set to Catch Spawning Trout Poachers [Eastern Fish & Game]
As the trout spawning season approaches, Fish & Game’s Eastern Region is stepping up its operations to target poachers and anglers fishing illegally.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Clutha River Salmon Fishery Improvement Programme showing success [Otago Fish & Game]
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Water quality - time for talk is over
Fish & Game NZ says a report released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) makes it clear that the time for talk about what’s impacting water quality in New Zealand is over and urgent action is required.
Monday, 20 February 2012
Operation planned to stem bird disease outbreak
Fish & Game believes the disease that has claimed a large number of birds in the vicinity of the Piako River outlet into the Firth of Thames is most likely to be an outbreak of avian botulism.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Fish & Game keeps close eye on disease outbreak
Auckland Waikato Fish & Game is asking landowners and hunters to monitor waterfowl populations on their properties and ponds for any signs of sick or dead birds.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Trout Poachers Go on Police Wanted List
Four people – three men and one woman - wanted by Fish & Game in connection with separate serious poaching offences, are now on the Police wanted list.
Monday, 7 November 2011
Trustpower fail to do their homework on the Rakaia
Fish & Game believe that a Trustpower scheme to take water from the Rakaia River could have a significant effect on the salmon fishery and the Rakaia mouth yet the power company have failed to properly investigate the consequences of the scheme.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Fish & Game cautiously optimistic about fish disease
MAF has informed Otago Fish & Game that the hatchery trout infected with the Aeromonas bacteria is not the ‘typical’ strain of the disease.
Monday, 31 October 2011
Fiordland fisheries open
The tributary rivers of Southland’s major lakes open for the first time this season on November 1st, a date that has long been marked on many of our anglers’ calendars.
Future farming ethos must be embraced
Fish & Game NZ welcomes the launch of the new Future Farming Centre at Lincoln University as a bold step towards addressing the environmental impact of agriculture in New Zealand.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Trout Boost for Lake Tutira
Lake Tutira’s trout population is about to take a leap with the release of thousands of young trout.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Go Chase the Big Ones this Weekend, says Fish & Game
Trout fishers have been urged to make the most of the holiday weekend – to target more of the top-condition fish caught in a great start to the new season.
Huge Catch as Trout Contest Leaps in Popularity
The annual Lower Waikato Trout Fishing Contest 2011 turned up a “mammoth” catch of nearly 130 trout – after a big jump in the number of anglers competing.
Monday, 17 October 2011
Fish release for kids day cancelled
Southland Fish & Game is very disappointed that the release of 200 trout and salmon into the Te Anau boat harbour for the annual children’s fishing event this labour weekend will have to be cancelled.
Hatchery fish detected with disease
Otago Fish & Game has had confirmation from MAF that a yearling trout from the Macraes Hatchery has been positively identified as being infected with the Aeromonas bacteria.
Monday, 10 October 2011
Tigers on the Prowl at Rotorua Lake
Tigers are on the loose at Lake Rotoma…
Tiger trout, that is.
Fishing clubs help fast track skills
With the fishing season now in full swing Fish & Game is encouraging novice anglers to join a sports fishing club and fast track their learning.
Friday, 7 October 2011
Praise for Locals as Fish & Game Reels in Poachers
Rotorua Fish & Game Officers have applauded sharp-eyed locals for their help - after a busy week of poaching call-outs – and dealing with illegal fishing.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Young Shooters Take Aim at Clay Target Titles
Hundreds of secondary school shooters are preparing to compete in national clay target shooting champs – that have put some on a path to world championship success.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
1000 fish to be released for Take A Kid Fishing
This year over 1000 salmon will be released into the Groynes Lakes in Christchurch for the annual Take A Kid Fishing (TAKF) day on October the 16th.
Anglers Roll Up Sleeves to Help with Trout Release
Rotorua anglers will be doing their bit tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 5), to help with a major trout release into one of their favourite fishing lakes.
Friday, 30 September 2011
Kiwis demand clean water
Fish & Game NZ says it’s encouraging that Kiwis are increasingly aware of the water quality woes in this country but addressing the cause of the problem is long overdue.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
New Trout Fishing Season October 2011
For many, October the first is the most important day on the sport fishing calendar – the day the long-awaited trout season begins again.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Prize Package Great Incentive for Family Fishing
A new trout fishing prize package on offer provides enough quality gear to kit out the whole family.
Bigger Fish Tipped for New Trout Season
Eastern Fish & Game Officers are tipping better prospects for catching some hefty fish on opening day, compared with the start of the trout fishing season last year.