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Who will pay to restore New Zealand’s freshwater resource – the polluters or the public?

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Opinion by Dr Peter Trolove President NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers The Problem It is generally accepted that 95 % of New Zealand’s freshwater pollution can be attributed to intensive farming practices – practices such as dairying and commercial vegetable production. “Point … Continue reading

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National Shows Ignorance and a Lack of Conscience over Freshwater

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  The National Party appears to show no concern nor conscience about the deterioration in New Zealand’s water resource and the public’s lakes, rivers and streams says a nationwide trout and rivers advocacy.  Dr Peter Trolove, president of the New … Continue reading

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Fish and Game Democracy Backed by CORANZ

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The Fish and Game organisation that administers and manages the public’s trout and salmon fishing and game bird shooting and currently subject to a government review, has been given a “thumbs up” from an outdoor recreation council. Council of Outdoor … Continue reading

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Many a True Word is Said in Jest

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An interview with a fly fishing artist in the USA

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Shirley Cleary’s Fly-fishing Art courtesy of “Fly Dreamers” website  Fd: How did your career in fly-fishing art start?Shirley: I have always loved to fish and watch others catch fish. When I was quite young I was always the one who wanted … Continue reading

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Trout After Dark

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by Tony Orman I recently came across a short article on the internet about brown trout after dark. The writer said “Leave it to the French to coin a nifty phrase for dusk: entre chien et loup, “between the dog … Continue reading

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Government Parties Sellout NZ to Foreigners

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Opinion by Ben Hope The government’s three political parties with an election looming, are guilty of a 2017 election broken promise over foreigners buying rural land. Last year in October 2019 it was revealed despite Labour, the Greens and New … Continue reading

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Top New Trout Fishing Book on “How to”

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by Tony Orman Book Review. “Fly-fishing in New Zealand – What you Need to Know”, by Derek Grzelewski. Published by Bateman Books. Price: $39.99 Derek Grzelewski is already an accomplished author of deservedly well acclaimed trout fishing books, his first … Continue reading

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Covid or Apathy – Which is the Biggest Danger?

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Opinion by Tony Orman The Prime Minister Jacinda Adern has announced the election this year will be held on September 19. I was talking to a friend, a keen trout fishing and hunting guy the other day and when I … Continue reading

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Government, Central and Local Fail on Rivers Rescue – NZFFA

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Central and local government had failed to come to the rescue of the public’s rivers, the recent annual general meeting of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers was told. In his annual report president Dr Peter Trolove said promises by … Continue reading

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