NZFFA News

  • Nitrates – a Major Environmental and Health Issue
    by Rex Gibson The article on cow deaths from nitrate poisoning (page 3, Agribusiness, July 6 by Gerald Piddock) raises the issue of heavy nitrate leaching into the environment.  Federated …
  • The Federation gives notice of its 2020 AGM
    The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers Inc. This meeting will be held at the Cotswold Pre-School hall at 37 Colesbury Street, Bishopdale, Christchurch, on Saturday 18 July from 9 …
  • Call for nominations for the Executive of NZFFA 2020-2021
    Call for nominations for the Executive of NZFFA 2020-2021 The NZFFA represents freshwater angling clubs across New Zealand and also has around 500 individual members. It is an important lobby …
  • NZFFA Watching Closely Fish and Game Governance Review
    by Dr Peter Trolove, President NZ Federation Freshwater Anglers The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers will be watching with a keen and alert interest the targeted ministerial review of …
  • National on Fish and Game Review
    National’s conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says the review into Fish & Game needs to ensure the organisation’s focus returns to working in the best interests of anglers and hunters. “Over …
  • Fish and Game Review Details Announced
    Fish & Game New Zealand has welcomed the review announced by the Conservation Minister Eugnie Sage, says New Zealand Fish and Game Council Chair Paul Shortis. “The Minister of Conservation …
  • Government’s Fraudulent Water Reforms Fail Public Pass Mark
    The Government’s long anticipated action plan for healthy waterways, released on 28 May 2020, failed to deal with the deteriorated state the public’s rivers and streams and general water resource …
  • Public’s Rivers – a Toxic Legacy
    The Government’s recently announced freshwater reforms are a masterclass in rhetoric over substance, says a trout and salmon fishing advocacy, the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers. The widely held …
  • Europe Rivers Being Raped During Lockdown
    From “Fly Dreamers” USA The Corona crisis is a threat to the Blue Heart of Europe – the unique Balkan rivers. While Europe is in lockdown, investors are increasingly taking advantage …
  • Fish and Game Has Strength and Enduring Relevance
    by Dave Witherow An article by a former NZ Fish and Game Councillor Tom O’Connor appeared in some Fairfax papers. O’Connor’s article can be seen at:- https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/121437761/time-for-change-for-fish-and-game. This article is by …
  • Selwyn River Trout yesteryear
      by “Hare’s Ear”   Author of trout fishing books in the 1950s, the late George Ferris of Christchurch, described Canterbury’s  Selwyn River, in its hey-day, as being regarded as “the …
  • River Rescue Promises Washed Up in Billions Borrowed
    What has happened to the 2017 promises by the Labour, Greens and NZ First parties – now forming government – to tangibly start the task of cleaning up the public’s …
  • New Book Slams Theft of Predator Free NZ
    Book Review “Duped – The True Story behind Predator Free New Zealand”  by Les Kelly. Self published. Available from predatorfreenz@gmail.com, Price $25 plus postage i.e.$29.50 for urban delivery or $33.50 for …
  • Fish and Game Review Possible Opportunity?
    A former president of the Professional Fishing Guides Association sees the proposal to review Fish and Game as an opportunity to effect positive change. “It would be wise to see …
  • NZFFA Backs Fish and Game
    A major trout and salmon fishing advocacy has expressed strong support for Fish and Game NZ which the Minister of Conservation and Department of Conservation propose a review of. New …