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Is Your Fish and Game Ownership Being Filched?

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Currently the Wildlife Act is being reviewed by Government, i.e.  the Department of Conservation. Tony Orman highlights a vital section of it that prevents public ownership being taken over by privatisation. This article was written three years ago but is … Continue reading

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A Fishing and Hunting Minister Welcome But There’s Misgivings says NZ Outdoors & Freedom Party

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Press release The National Party’s proposals for a Hunting and Fishing Minister in Government is very welcome says Alan Simmons, President of the NZ Outdoors & Freedom Party and a lifetime hunter and fisherman. However the appointment of such a … Continue reading

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An Enlightening Invaluable History of one of New Zealand’s Greatest Trout Fishing Rivers

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Book Review  “Fishing the Tongariro – A History of our Greatest Trout River” by Grant Henderson, published by Bateman Books. Price $59.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman     Several years ago, Auckland trout fisherman Grant Henderson set about writing a … Continue reading

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A Top Kiwi Nymph – Hare and Copper

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by “Trutta” It’s probably New Zealand’s most popular nymph and probably the first nymph most beginner fly tiers will tie.  Simple design and simple to tie but so very effective, the Hare and Copper catches fish through out the country … Continue reading

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Ever Read “Big Two-Hearted River”?

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This is a classic essay by the famed novelist Ernest Hemingway, written in 1925. It’s regarded as one of the most influential pieces of writing in American literature. It follows Nick Adams as he hikes from the burned-over country of … Continue reading

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Targeting Perch – a Top Sportsfish and Succulent Eating

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Thanks to the Fishing Website by Allan Burgess The freshwater perch at Lake Forsyth, which is only 45 minutes from my home, offer a fun late winter and early spring fishery. Perch thrive in this lake, averaging about 1.5 kilograms. … Continue reading

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Seeking Stillness and Sunlight – On the Art of Fly-Fishing

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David Coggins Makes a Case for the Angler’s Lifestyle Moving water thrills me. I can’t drive over a bridge without looking down at the river and wondering whether trout live there. I speculate about where they might be hiding and … Continue reading

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Outdoor Council Concerned About Government’s RMA Replacement Bill

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The Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations has deep concerns over a government bill which if passed, will replace the controversial Resource Management Act. “This bill attacks the very essence of the public ownership of fish and game resources in New … Continue reading

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Uncertain Future for Fishing and Hunting – Fish and Game NZ

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Fish and Game NZ is extremely concerned at government’s Natural and Built Environment bill (NBEA) designed to replace the Resource Management Act (RMA). The proposed Bill creates a new framework for how New Zealand manages its natural environment including freshwater, bio-diversity … Continue reading

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Releasing Trout Properly

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– Thanks to Department of Conservation, Taupo Fishery Every year many Taupo trout die unnecessarily, victims of poor release techniques and rough handling.  Due to regulations such as the minimum size limit, anglers must release some fish they catch.  Anglers … Continue reading

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