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Fish & Game manage trout, salmon and game birds to provide healthy recreation for Kiwis.
We work to protect the environment that anglers and hunters have enjoyed as a tradition for over 150 years.
 




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Tuesday, 3 October 2023
Fishing 1:43PM
Research targets economic impact of famed hydro canal sports fishery

A study has been launched to assess the economic impact of one of New Zealand’s most popular sports fisheries.

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Monday, 2 October 2023
Fishing 4:51AM
Super Sunday Season Opening For Anglers

It was a "Super Sunday Season Opening Day" for anglers nationwide when the new fishing season opened on Sunday (1 October).

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Thursday, 1 June 2023
Agriculture 11:17AM
De-intensify agriculture only way to save high country lakes

CANTERBURY — The declining state of Canterbury's high country lakes shown in a new Ministry for the Environment report highlights that intensive agriculture should never have been allowed in these sensitive ecosystems, says Fish & Game New Zealand.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Crime 8:02AM
Repeat offender angler pleads guilty to four charges

TIMARU — A repeat offender dealt with by Fish & Game was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $3,530 in the Timaru District Court for multiple sports fishing offences committed at the Mackenzie Basin hydro canals.

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Monday, 1 May 2023
Environment 8:21AM
Fish & Game calls for Water Conservation Orders to be enforced

CANTERBURY — Fish & Game New Zealand is urging regional councils to step up and protect New Zealand’s rivers and lakes by enforcing Water Conservation Orders (WCOs).

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Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Environment 6:57AM
Fish & Game scientists research New Zealand's rivers with electric fishing technology

The effects of barriers to fish passage on native species and trout in Taranaki, and a recovering kōaro and eel population in Nelson/Marlborough are among the insights gained in an electric fishing research programme carried out by Fish & Game.

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Monday, 17 April 2023
Environment 1:13PM
New Zealand losing fight for healthy freshwater

New Zealand is losing its way in the fight to protect the health of lakes and rivers, says Fish & Game New Zealand.

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Monday, 20 March 2023
Environment 10:02AM
Regional council must act on deadly botulism outbreaks

WAIKATO — An outbreak of avian botulism in Waikato’s Whangamarino wetland that has killed thousands of waterfowl including some rare indigenous species is yet another wake-up call for urgent action, says Fish & Game New Zealand.

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Friday, 27 January 2023
Fishing 3:37AM
Ranging operation catches out several anglers at canals

CANTERBURY — A joint Fish & Game ranger training and night-ranging operation held over the weekend of 21-22 January resulted in several sports fishing offences being detected at the Mackenzie hydro canals.

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Sunday, 8 May 2022
News 1:21AM
Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning

While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening Day of the game bird hunting season.

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Monday, 12 November 2012
Agriculture 7:14PM
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.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012
News 6:10PM
Poolburn dam prospects looking good despite poaching

OTAGO — 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.

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Friday, 6 July 2012
Environment 8:48AM
RMA rejig a disaster for the environment

Fish & Game NZ says suggested changes to the RMA would be an absolute disaster for the environment.

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Environment 8:02AM
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.

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Monday, 28 May 2012
Gaming 12:17PM
Fish & Game outlines strong case for swan drive on Tauranga Harbour

TAURANGA — 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.

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Monday, 2 April 2012
Fishing 11:55AM
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.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012
Fishing 10:40AM
Clutha River Salmon Fishery Improvement Programme showing success [Otago Fish & Game]

OTAGO

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Water 3:33PM
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.

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Monday, 20 February 2012
Environment 8:48AM
Operation planned to stem bird disease outbreak

NORTHLAND — 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.

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Thursday, 16 February 2012
Health 1:32PM
Fish & Game keeps close eye on disease outbreak

AUCKLAND — 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.

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Monday, 13 February 2012
News 5:08PM
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.

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Monday, 7 November 2011
Water 8:09AM
Trustpower fail to do their homework on the Rakaia

SOUTHLAND — 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.

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Thursday, 3 November 2011
Fishing 3:25PM
Fish & Game cautiously optimistic about fish disease

OTAGO — MAF has informed Otago Fish & Game that the hatchery trout infected with the Aeromonas bacteria is not the ‘typical’ strain of the disease.

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Monday, 31 October 2011
Fishing 8:13PM
Fiordland fisheries open

SOUTHLAND — 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.

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Agriculture 7:58PM
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.

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Thursday, 27 October 2011
Fishing 3:51PM
Trout Boost for Lake Tutira

HAWKE'S BAY — Lake Tutira’s trout population is about to take a leap with the release of thousands of young trout.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011
Fishing 1:41PM
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.

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Fishing 12:46PM
Huge Catch as Trout Contest Leaps in Popularity

WAIKATO — 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.

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Monday, 17 October 2011
News 7:48PM
Fish release for kids day cancelled

SOUTHLAND — 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.

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Health 7:46PM
Hatchery fish detected with disease

OTAGO — 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.

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