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 2 weeks, 1 day 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 […]
Sea Run Salmon Season Bag Limit – What does it mean for anglers?
This is the first fishing season ever, starting on 1 October 2021, that Fish and Game NZ has taken the unprecedented step of introducing new […]
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 3 weeks, 5 days 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]
Eastern Region Rotorua Trout Fishing Lakes and Rivers By Ken Duncan
When you first hear about trout fishing in New Zealand most visitors will tend to tell you of the magnificent brownies in the south Island, […]
Leatherjacket – Parika scaber – Good eating – Use long-shank hooks
Leatherjacket – Parika scaber – By Allan Burgess
The leatherjacket is a small diamond-shaped fish. Average size is 20 cm to 30 cm (8 […]
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