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by Roland Brunner and Nantyia Boontong
Determined anglers Nantiya and partner Roland have been travelling around New Zealand in their campervan since November 2016. In their travels, Nantiya was impressed with […]
Tension rising on NZ rivers between wealthy tourists and Southlanders over competition for fishing spots
Retired fishing guide and honorary Fish and Game ranger Len Prentice at his fishing hut on the upper Mataura River.
Len Prentice worries about the future of the river he has spent his lifetime fishing.
Sitting on the deck of his…[Read more]
Taieri Mouth by Chris Dore
Taieri Mouth map courtesy of Google Earth.
Taieri Mouth – quiescent fishing community south of Dunedin – has always to me been a place a relaxation. “One can […]
Allan Burgess started the topic Massive non-compliance in fish screens in Canterbury, ECan says in the forum Salmon Forum 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Massive non-compliance in fish screens in Canterbury, ECan says
All 32 fish screens installed in irrigation schemes throughout Canterbury monitored by Environment Canterbury (ECan) were found to be non-compliant.
Over the past calendar year, ECan checked the 32 sites and made the discovery, a summary of fish screen compliance presented…[Read more]
Allan Burgess started the topic Otago University zoology professor says the commercial whitebait take needs cuts in the forum Whitebaiting 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Otago University zoology professor says the commercial whitebait take needs cuts
Whitebaiter Jim Fletcher checks out his catch at the Waihopai River in Invercargill on the opening day of the 2019 whitebait season.
A scientist believes whitebaiting should be a recreational fishery and a handbrake be put on the commercial take in the future.
Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand
by Tony Ayling with 48 colour plates by Geoffrey J. Cox
Published by Collins 1982. There is also a slightly revised 1984 edition. Hardback. 198 x 130mm. ISBN 10: […]
Glenorchy Fishing, The Anglers’ Eldorado
Glenorchy, The Rees and Dart Rivers, The Diamond System – Diamond Lake, upper Diamond Creek – Reid Lake, and lower Diamond Creek – and Lake Wakatipu
by Dick […]
Rays and Skates – Skate Video
by Dick Marquand
Rays and skates often cause anglers confusion. Let’s take a look at some of the members of the Order Rajiformes and their various differences. This order […]
Allan Burgess started the topic Whitebaiters eye court action if Government proposals get greenlight in the forum Whitebaiting 3 months, 1 week ago
Whitebaiters eye court action if Government proposals get greenlight
A Fish and Game councillor believes court action should be investigated if proposals – influenced by “chick scientists” who think whitebaiters should hold hands and sing kumbaya – are in fact passed.
The Department of Conservation has put together an Improving Whitebait…[Read more]
Hurunui River Secrets – River-craft comes from experience and the application of an inquiring mind
by Paul Corliss
Some anglers ﬁnd the Hurunui difficult to ﬁsh productively and if you relied solely on spo […]
Nymph and Dry Fly – New salmon anglers will learn a lot reading between the lines!
by Paul Corliss
It was a side-channel of the main river. Not so wide as to cause concern, but comfortable. A good bit of […]
Whitebait Streamer Fly for Sea-Run Trout Fishing
by Chris Tonkin
The first of the smelt runs appear in South Westland rivers about mid-October, adding a further dimension to some very interesting tidal […]
Takaroa II Fishing Success for the Southern Sportfishing Club
By Dick Marquand with photographs by Allan Burgess
The first time that I saw the Takaroa II was at Bluff Harbour where I was engaged in a spot of […]
Havelock Snapper Ecstasy – A fishing charter run by a snapper guru
The aim of the holiday was to catch the big ones, snapper and kingfish. We went around beforehand and spent heaps on all sorts of little […]
Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig
by Chris Dore
Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing is really quite popular, with hundreds of people in quest of the Quinnat salmon which is mainly targeted for its excellent […]
Allan Burgess replied to the topic Major whitebaiting changes mooted in effort to protect future fish stocks in the forum Whitebaiting 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hauls lower than usual, some South Canterbury whitebaiters say
South Canterbury whitebaiters have cited a relative lack of rain as the reason behind what they say was a slow season in the region.
The season, which runs from August 15 to November 30, could be the last under present regulations, as the Department of Conservation (DOC) hopes to…[Read more]
Allan Burgess started the topic Major whitebaiting changes mooted in effort to protect future fish stocks in the forum Whitebaiting 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Major whitebaiting changes mooted in effort to protect future fish stocks
A proposal to ban whitebaiting on some rivers for up to 10 years has been labelled “disgraceful” by a West Coast mayor.
Proposals for managing the decline of whitebait in New Zealand were released for public consultation by the Department of Conservation (DOC) on…[Read more]
Sabikis, Flashers & Flies
by Chris Wong
Sabiki, ﬂashers, ﬂies, call them anything you want so long as you call them deadly. Sabikis were designed for the species of baitﬁsh that were once in abundance throu […]
Trevally – Caranx georgianus – In recent years, following study in Japan – Pseudocaranx dentex – Maori name is Araara
by Allan Burgess
The trevally is a moderately deep-bodied pelagic fish that normally […]
Hook, line, and sinker: Our fishing hobby that’s bigger than rugby
On Port Taranaki’s lee breakwater fibre technician Jake Macapagal’s two sons, Kiel and Migiel, are excitedly dangling lines into the water to catch mackerel.
On a grey, windy Saturday morning the New Plymouth fishing spot can be a bleak place to hang out.
“They woke me up…[Read more]
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