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Winter fishing around New Zealand

winter fishingWith the onset of winter, some lakes around New Zealand have been closed to boat fishing, but there is no need to give up fishing altogether! Find out where in New Zealand you can fish this winter.

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How to Go Boating and Where, by Mike Rendle

The Rural reviews Mike Rendle's How to Go Boating and Where, which details every in and out there is about boats, boating and small watercraft.

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It's a Bit Rugged, Mate, by 'Big Al' Lester

Lester’s latest book compiles all the best ones from his first three books ‘Hunting in the Raw’, ‘A Bum in the Bush’ and ‘A Hard Shot from the Hills’.

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How to Catch Fish and Where: The Complete Kiwi Beginner's Guide

The Rural reviews How to Catch Fish and Where: The Complete Kiwi Beginner's Guide, by Mike Rendle.

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New Zealand's Black Flounder

Flounder have evolved to spend their lives lying on the substrate on one side of their bodies, which allows them to ambush small fishes and invertebrates.

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Looking for freshwater fishes in New Zealand

A guide to methods for looking for freshwater fish in New Zealand waters.

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The legalities of freshwater fishing in New Zealand

There are a number of laws regarding what you can and cannot do with native and introduced fishes.

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New Zealand's Brown Trout

Brown trout were first introduced in 1867 and were liberated widely. The ability of some individuals to move though the sea has allowed them to populate nearly every accessible catchment in the country.

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New Zealand's Chinook Salmon

Chinook salmon (also called quinnat or king salmon) are the only anadromous salmon in New Zealand.

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Bosses warned of piscatorial disorder outbreak

Employers throughout the country are being warned to brace for an outbreak of ‘piscatorial disorder’ with the new trout fishing season Fish & Game NZ says the syndrome annually affects thousands of anglers around this time of year – symptoms include loss of concentration, nervousness, insomnia and, in extreme cases, absenteeism from the workplace.

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