Farmers not buying fishing licences in protest against Fish & Game’s anti-dairying stance Farmers’ fly rods could be gathering dust this summer as many refuse to buy trout fishing licences in protest against Fish & Game’s “political attack” on the dairy industry.
On Monday, Southland Fish & Game ranger Cohen Stewart blamed bad weather for a decrease in licence sales in the region this season.
However, farmers were quick to disagree online, many saying they had not bought a licence in protest against the organisation’s anti-dairying stance.
Bernadette Hunt, who farms north of Gore, said a dismal start to summer in the south wasn’t a factor in her family’s decision not to buy a licence.
Read the story by Esther Taunton, 8 January 2019, on Stuff.co.nz