Monthly Archives: September 2020

A Stream with no Trout

After a 2019 trip to North Queensland I was reminded of Slim Dusty’s 1957 classic Aussie song, “A Pub With No Beer”. It was based on a poem written back in 1944 by a local (Dan Sheahan) from Ingham; near … Continue reading

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Just a Few Trout Flies Will Do

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by John McNab One of the classics in fly fishing books is Englishman Franks Sawyer’s “Nymphs and the Trout”. Frank Sawyer in the 1940s and 1950s, became the father figure of nymph fishing and successor to the immortal  G E M Skues … Continue reading

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The Whitebait – Trout Connection

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by John McNab The first day of October still holds a magic for me, as for many of my earlier years, it heralded the opening of trout season after its closure since 30 April. Years ago, there was no winter … Continue reading

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Some Trout Fishing Quotes Collected

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by Ben Hope “They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that’s not quite it.  What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they’re just … Continue reading

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JUST HOW FAMILIAR ARE POLITICAL PARTIES WITH TROUT AND DUCKS?

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In the annual Fish & Game Magazine, issued free to all licence holders, political parties were polled on their policies in respect of fishing and duck hunting.  Fish & Game asked two questions: 1.       Whether political parties support the need … Continue reading

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[articles} An Open letter to the Chair and National Council Fish and Game NZ

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A Discreditable Discussion Paper on Trout Farming Dear Councillors The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers, (NZFFA), has much in common with the objectives of the Acclimatization Societies of old and their replacement Fish and Game NZ. Many of our … Continue reading

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Sports trout fishery worth “over a billion dollars” annually threatened by trout farming proposal

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New Zealand’s recreational trout fishery conservatively earns at least one billion dollars annually for the national economy and is now again threatened by a trout farming proposal, says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). Rex Gibson, ecologist and … Continue reading

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NZFFA Freshwater Policy

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 NZFFA Freshwater Policy  A Litany of Broken Government Promises Freshwater is the life blood of our planet.  Without clean water our ecosystem, economy and society would be functionally extinct.  Despite numerous reports over the last two decades on the declining … Continue reading

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NZFFA To Eugene Sage – Expiry of Customs Import Prohibition (Trout) Order 2018

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The Honourable Eugenie SageMinister of ConservationPrivate Bag 18888Parliament BuildingsWellington 6160 2 September 2020 Expiry of Customs Import Prohibition (Trout) Order 2018 Established in 1974, the NZFFA is an affiliation of fifty angling clubs and over five hundred individual members. The … Continue reading

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