Gemfish – Rexea solandri – Synonyms = Jordanidia solandri and Rexea furcifera Waite, 1911
Other names for Gemfish: Southern Kingfish, Hake (Tikati), and King Barrcouta in Australia
The name Gemfish is in common […]
Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis
Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.
The core of its appeal centred on the way trout were treated in the judgement and concerns that the Environment Court had…[Read more]
Band-Aid Won’t Heal Canterbury’s Water Woes
Fish & Game says Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) recent amendments to planning provisions are nothing more than a “band-aid solution” to critical overallocation and pollution of the region’s waterways.
One of the major areas of contention is the proposal to use managed aquifer recharge (MAR) which ECa…[Read more]
One of the problems encountered when ledgering in ponds and rivers is positioning your hook bait on the bottom in close proximity to your ground bait. You have to allow for water flow in rivers or estimate the […]
Allan Burgess started the topic New Whitebait Season Regulations taking effect from 2022 in the forum Whitebaiting 3 weeks, 4 days ago
New Whitebait Season Regulations taking effect from 2022
There will be a nationally consistent shortened whitebait fishing season from 1 September to 30 October. The season will be shortened to just two months. It is aimed at reducing fishing pressure on the most threatened species of whitebait during their peak migration period.
Spinning for Trout with Lures, Softbaits and Bubble Floats
By Allan Burgess
For the novice angler wanting to catch his or her first trout, the vast range of fishing tackle available in many sports stores […]
Black Wing Flying Fish – Hirundichthys rondeletii
By Allan Burgess
Flying fish don’t fly like birds flapping their wings. Rather they are capable of leaping clear of the water and gliding for c […]
Saury – Scomberesox saurus – Not usually encountered by New Zealand anglers
Other names: sauries, skippers, sanma, ocean piper, needlefish
The saury is an elongated fish laterally compressed with a small m […]
Allan Burgess started the topic Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition for 6 Nov 2021 postponed in the forum Fishing Spots and Reports 1 month, 1 week ago
Unfortunately, due to uncertainties about Covid-19 in the Canterbury community, North Canterbury Fish & Game are postponing the annual Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition.
The Competition will be held once we have some certainty from the Government about the conditions events can be held under.
We wish to acknowledge the assistance from our…[Read more]
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