Monthly Archives: January 2023

A Top Trout Fly Lure – The Woolly Bugger

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By Alan Burgess of fishingmag.co.nz I remember some years ago being in a local tackle store in Christchurch – which shall remain nameless. Whenever the subject of Woolly Bugger trout flies came up the discussion immediately centred on one of … Continue reading

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Obsession with Pine Trees an Environmental and People Disaster

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Press release – Council of Outdoor Recreational Associations of NZ An outdoor and conservation forum says the loss of a boy’s life at Waikanae Beach near Gisborne and devastation to rural communities show the obsession by government with planting pine … Continue reading

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The Rakaia River – We Don’t Need Another Bloody Model!

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Opinion by Dr Peter Trolove Subtitle:-Laws Without Enforcement Are Meaningless Last Thursday, (26 January),  I attended a small meeting comprised of anglers and others concerned about the unhappy state of Canterbury’s Rakaia River’s recreational fisheries. Most were invited members of a … Continue reading

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A Puzzling Day – November 23, 1935

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This article was published in the January 1936 issue of the “New Zealand Fishing and Shooting Gazette” No sport in the world can perplex its votaries so much as angling. There is always something to learn, always some apparent contradiction … Continue reading

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Streams Drying Up Under Onslaught of Pine Trees

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by Ben Hope Late last year, research commissioned by Federated Farmers and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), found 54 percent of New Zealanders want carbon farming, i.e planting pine trees where fossil fuel emissions can be offset with new … Continue reading

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Trout fishing tips to improve your catch

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From The Fishing Website Late night fishing for trophy fish Often trout become shyer as we move towards summer in response to angling pressure. Sea-run trout, in particular, become quite shy as salmon anglers arrive at river mouths and disturb … Continue reading

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BEHOLD, THE BEST TROUT FLY IN THE WORLD!

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from NZ Trout App So, you now know what a fly is, what it is intended to do, who makes them and where to get them. Let’s get back to that question:  What are the best trout flies for fly … Continue reading

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Tony Orman and Black Tail Creek

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or perhaps Nothing Gained Without Effort   It had been a week of rain at home – every day! It did not really matter I thought as I drove toward Black Tail Creek. It had not been raining around that area … Continue reading

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All Gisborne / Wairoa rivers in high flood ( again ). bugger. Happy N / Year Sandy

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The Businessman and the Fisherman

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by “Trutta” One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf.  He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon … Continue reading

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