Fishing Articles

  • Covid or Apathy – Which is the Biggest Danger?
    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 …
  • Selwyn Water Pollution continued
    Returning from a trip to Christchurch I elected to sample a series of flowing drains/springs in the Springston to Selwyn area covering the length of Chamberlains Road (5) plus the …
  • Canterbury’s Water Pollution – The Politician’s Roll of Shame
    An Opinion by Dr Peter Trolove Recent stories from Wellington suggest politicians enter parliament for gratuitous sex or to increase their personal wealth by facilitating immigration &/or the sale of …
  • Government, Central and Local Fail on Rivers Rescue – NZFFA
    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 …
  • Selwyn River (A Lost River) – A Power Point Presentation
    Slides from a recent Power Point presentation by Alan Strong to the NZFFA AGM
  • Will Water Be Sold to the Highest Bidder?
    Tony Orman looks at tradable water rights which has created a nightmare for farmers and growers in Australia and finds an uncertain murky situation in New Zealand On November 18, …
  • Carbon Trading is a Rort
    OPINION:- by Anne Salmond The farmers are right. As the price of carbon rises, the settings in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will make it more profitable to plant pine …
  • Ted Trueblood’s Wise Advice
    by Tony Orman Ted Trueblood was a marvellous writer in the USA’s “Field and Stream” magazines. As a teenager I read every article of his I came across. He made …
  • Choose wisely: A cycle or a McDonalds?
    Sanjay Thakrar, CEO at Euro Exim Banlc Ltd. got economists thinking when he said: “A cyclist is a disaster for a country’s economy. He does not buy a car and …
  • Riparian Strips – No Solution
    In 2017 Wairarapa conservationist and trout fisherman the late Bill Benfield wrote a book  titled “Water Quality and Ownership” in which he said the much vaunted riparian strips failed to …
  • Watch Out For Tradable Water Rights
    by Tony Orman   Late last year when visiting Tasmania I bought a newspaper “The Australian” and read an article about the impact of tradable water rights on Australian farmers. …
  • The Madness of Governments
    Opinion by Ken Sims I swear to God, the longer I observe politics in this country, the less I understand it. There is something about politics that can make an …
  • Jest A Minute
    The Fishy Doctor  A small town Doctor was famous in the area for always catching large fish.  One day while he was on one of his frequent fishing trips he …
  • A Promising Fly Lure Pattern
    by Tony Orman Consulting Doctor Google on the computer about trout fishing, trout flies and other fishy matters is a great winter pastime which we didn’t used to have. The …
  • A Fishing Story about Albert
    by Dave Witherow (The world news is bad, and I have decided to post something nice every day, in between the politics and poison and general mayhem. I have been …