Monthly Archives: October 2020

Are trout a threat to native fish species?

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This is a situation where you have to see the forest, and not just the individual trees; or more correctly see the ecosystem and not just individual species interactions. Brown trout (three in total) were first successfully introduced to the … Continue reading

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What is a “Native Species?” – a Feral Stray Australian?

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An Ecological Opinion by Rex Gibson Many of  the environmental concerns of farmers and outdoor recreationists hinge around the preoccupation of DOC, Regional and District councils, and other agencies, in preserving “native species” (often at the expense of acclimatised/exotic species), … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Women Like Husbands to Go Fishing But for Different Reasons

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By “March Brown” There’s enough cobbly-wobbly advice given to wives of trout fishermen but a survey has now shown why wives don’t need any advice. After all the Prime Minister is a woman Does she need advice? Better not answer … Continue reading

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From Newsroom: more ‘nonsense’ from DoC.

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DoC reviews ‘nonsense’ media permits Reproduced from Newsroom by David Williams, Newsroom’s South Island correspondent and investigative writer. The department demands the news media gets approval to film on public conservation land, if unaccompanied. David Williams reports A third of … Continue reading

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Fiordland Fly Fishing Ballot Aims to Control Crowds

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A new balloting system is being implemented on two Fiordland Rivers in an effort to avoid over-crowding. The season on the  Clinton and Worsley Rivers are due to open November 1 and anglers have to apply for and be granted … Continue reading

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The Last Generation of Trout Anglers

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An abridged article from USA’s “Hatch “ magazine ‘on-line’ by Chris Hunt of USA’s ‘Trout Unlimited’ Scientists the world over have gushed enough terrifying data on the perils that accompany human-induced climate change over the last decade to where many … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Spin Fishing

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by Ben Hope Contrary to the opinion of some puritan piscatorial souls that spinning is “chuck and chance”, it is quite skilful and demands a studied approach. Many  spin anglers fish across and downstream letting the lure swing around as … Continue reading

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One Plan continues to cause problems years after its inception

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As reported in the media, (Oct 9th, 2020) farmers, scientists, council staff and others are currently gathered in Palmerston North for the best part of two weeks to debate proposed changes to the One Plan. The One Plan is Horizons … Continue reading

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Freshwater Clean-up Languishing with Election Rhetoric

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The urgent need to action freshwater reform is being forgotten in the hullabaloo of election rhetoric says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers. Federation president Dr Peter Trolove said at the 2017 election freshwater reform was to the fore … Continue reading

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Labour and National Snub Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Issues

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  Press Release by Council of Outdoor Recreation Assns of NZ (CORANZ) The two major political parties Labour and National have shown disinterest in the outdoors and the environment judging by both parties failure to respond to an election questionnaire … Continue reading

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