Monthly Archives: December 2022

I know that the fishing was sh@#t on the ‘Tong last week! Two big floods before Xmas seemingly flushed all the fish back down into the lake: even right up past the winter limit Upper Reaches which I rafted with … Continue reading

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The Environmental Disaster of Carbon Farming

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  Opinion by Tony Orman    In April last year, I went trout fishing to a stream that is a tributary of the Wairau River.  It is also an important spawning stream for both brown trout and probably some salmon. … Continue reading

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Misguided, Ill-conceived DOC’s Whitebait “Management”

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Trout have often been blamed as invasive predators of whitebait by Forest and bird and DOC but a Waikanae whitebait Steve Veail, former national president of the NZ Deerstalkers’ Association, pinpoints that government and more especially the Department of Conservation … Continue reading

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Great Book on How Glaciers Have Moulded New Zealand

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“Vanishing Ice”  subtitled “Stories of New Zealand’s Glaciers” by Lynley Hargreaves, published by Potton and Burton. Price $59.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman Perhaps you’ve been fishing a wilderness stream and have paused to sit down and just admire the towering mountains? I … Continue reading

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