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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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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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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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