Monthly Archives: August 2019

Public Ownership of Water Must be Enshrined in Law

Steps should be taken by a high priority Water Act to put ownership of water firmly and clearly into public ownership with strong safeguards written in to ensure its future says a rivers and trout-fishing advocacy, the New Zealand Federation … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Public Ownership of Water Must be Enshrined in Law

Why The Gun Is Civilization

Reproduced without comment Original from MARCH 23, 2007 by Marko Kloo Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Why The Gun Is Civilization

Insects Zapped by 1080 Blitz

By Ben Hope An unique New Zealand native butterfly, the forest ringlet or Dodonidia helmsi, is on the brink of extinction, according to experts back in 2016. Keen observers say a major cause could well be 1080 poison. Further explanation shows … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Insects Zapped by 1080 Blitz

A Sour Taste

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Guest Post by Rex N. Gibson Peter Trolove is the current President of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers Inc. He commutes between his home at the North Rakaia huts and a batch at Okarito. Hunting and fishing are passions … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on A Sour Taste

Ruahine Rat Explosion Caused by DoC

Department of Conservation reports of a rat explosion in the Northern Ruahine Ranges defy credibility and show the department was “out of its depth” in wilderness management according to a sporting hunters’ organisation. Laurie Collins spokesman for the Sporting Hunters … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Ruahine Rat Explosion Caused by DoC

Too Many Dead Fish With Fish Farms

Fish farming has its limitations for New Zealand and contradicts the country’s clean green branding image says an aquatic veterinarian and president of the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers Dr Peter Trolove of Canterbury. Peter Trolove said a graphic … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Too Many Dead Fish With Fish Farms

A Stream with no Trout

Guest Post by Rex N. Gibson After a recent trip to North Queensland I was reminded of Slim Dusty’s 1957 classic Aussie song, “A Pub With No Beer”. It was based on a poem written back in 1944 by a … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on A Stream with no Trout

Hundreds of native fish die in botched transfer

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Reproduced with kind permission of Fishing & Outdoors F&O NEWSDESK In a major setback for the fishing industry, 921 native fish died in a botched transfer project. The transfer, scheduled for earlier in July, involved the transfer of rare black … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Hundreds of native fish die in botched transfer

Anglers Warn of Risk of 1080 Contaminated Trout

A trout and waterways advocacy organisation has warned trout fishermen to avoid eating trout from rivers which have had surrounding countryside dowsed with the highly hazardous 1080 poison.  President of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers and veterinarian Dr. Peter Trolove … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Comments Off on Anglers Warn of Risk of 1080 Contaminated Trout

River Ecosystems Declining Say Anglers

This gallery contains 1 photo.

by Tony Orman The public’s trout fishery is severely declining in a number of rivers due to a decline in both flow and water quality says a national trout fishing advocacy. In his annual report retiring president of the New … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on River Ecosystems Declining Say Anglers

Total Ecosystem Vital with 1080 say Hunters

This gallery contains 2 photos.

The total ecosystem should be the top priority in assessing the damage by 1080 poison aerial drops says the Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust. Laurie Collin, a spokesman was responding to news that the wild deer by-kill from a 2017 poison … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Total Ecosystem Vital with 1080 say Hunters

Eco Cartoon

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Appropriate under Commentary

More Galleries | Comments Off on Eco Cartoon

Are trout a threat to native fish species?

This gallery contains 3 photos.

By Rex N. Gibson This is a situation where you have to see the forest, and not just the individual trees; or more correctly see the ecosystem and not just individual species interactions. Brown trout (three in total) were first … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off on Are trout a threat to native fish species?