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Scientists Warn of Urgency Action Desperately Needed To Avert Insect Declines

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by Tony Orman Nineteen scientists from European countries such as Germany and Netherlands, USA, South Africa, Australia, Philippines and Brazil have given a strong warning about dramatic declines of insects. The warning in February 2020 and published in “Biological Conservation” … Continue reading

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How Much is a Trout Worth?

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Reprinted from “Fishing Breaks” (UK www.fishingbreaks.co.uk Let me ask you a question. How much is a wild brown trout worth? I suppose, at the most basic level, its value is zero as the cost of its creation, in monetary terms, was zero. Mother … Continue reading

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Fishing the Tongariro River

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The Tongariro River

By Kyle Adams
INTRODUCTION

There’s been a lot already written on the Tongariro (and Taupo fly fishing in general) over the years, tons of books, magazine articles, internet pieces etc… Continue reading

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Fishing the Tauranga-Taupo River (Taupo)

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By Kyle Adams
INTRODUCTION

Located roughly 10 minutes north of Turangi on SH1, the Tauranga Taupo river is a very popular and highly valued fishery among anglers. Continue reading

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Is 1080 Harmful to Trout and Stream Ecology?

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by Tony Orman A Federated Farmers and Forest and Bird Fact Sheet on 1080 poison said  “Trials in four West Coast streams using 10 times the number of 1080 baits that would be expected to enter streams during aerial treatment … Continue reading

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Why Ngāi Tahu is suing the Crown over its waterways

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Opinion by Lisa Tumahai In a legal first, Ngāi Tahu has lodged a statement of claim in the High Court seeking recognition of rangatiratanga over its awa and moana, to address the ongoing degradation caused by the environmental mismanagement. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa … Continue reading

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Toxic River Algae Early Summer a Shameful Situation

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Opinion by Ben Hope It is not yet Christmas yet already toxic algae has appeared in North Canterbury Rivers such as the Waiau. The Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning. It is not the first water  warning … Continue reading

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Jest a Minute

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Three Fishermen and the Ranger Three men were sitting by the side of a lake holding fishing rods with the lines in the water. A Fish and Game ranger came up behind them, tapped them on the shoulder and said, … Continue reading

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What River Crisis?

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by Tony Orman Recently I found an article  in a now defunct magazine, “Southern Fishing And Boating.”  Twenty years ago in the November 2000 issue of the magazine  Wayne McCallum, North Canterbury Fish and Game’s Environment officer, warned of a … Continue reading

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Don’t be Too Serious

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by Tony Orman Some anglers cannot laugh at themselves and they take trout fishing far too seriously to the point of being competitive. This stern attitude seems more prevalent at Taupo. Frankly a competitive angler is a boor. They want … Continue reading

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