Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Trout by the bucketload released in lower Kaimais


Trout by the bucketload released in lower Kaimais


Lake Mc Laren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimais will soon have hundreds more trout growing fat enough for local anglers to target.

Fish & Game has carried out its annual release of 700 trout into the lake and canal, with Tauranga anglers and their families assisting.

Fish & Game Officer Mark Sherburn says the fish released this time last year are now at a catchable size, and this year’s fish will be nice and fat in another year’s time.

Lake Mc Laren and the canal is a good local fishery for Western Bay of Plenty locals, he says, a “perfect place to take a kid for his or her first fishing lessons using simple spin fishing techniques.”

The shoreline fishing on offer is accessible and fairly safe if parents and caregivers are taking the usual precautions for children around water, he says.

We would suggest that Tauranga locals consider the purchase of a family licence which permits two adults and two children or grandchildren to fish under the one licence, while the primary licence holder can still fish on their own, Mark says.

Mark Sherburn says while 700 might not sounds like a lot of fish, compared with some of their larger releases into the Rotorua lakes, this is in fact a high stocking rate, “although as with any lake, this doesn’t necessarily translate into a high catch rate.”

He says the Tauranga Angler's Club members as always, turned out to help with the annual release, helping carry fish by bucket from the tank on the back of a Fish & Game ute. “We love their enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to their local fishery.”

Angler’s Club President Richard Thomson says it was a great turnout with more than more than 20 people and a number of children helping release the trout.

Lake Mc Laren offers year round fishing with a bag limit of two trout and no size restriction. The lake and canal are stocked with rainbow and brown trout but also have some wild fish. There are plenty of spots for fly or spin fishing from the shore but fishing from motorised craft is not permitted.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?

As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...

Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

No Designers Or Visual Artists: Flag Panel Members Announced

The Government has appointed 12 New Zealanders as members of the Flag Consideration Panel which will engage with the public about a possible new New Zealand flag, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour MP Stands Down From Portfolio: Comment From Carmel Sepuloni

The first I knew of my mother’s charges was when I was called by a reporter yesterday. I spoke to Andrew and we agreed there is a conflict of interest at the present time which means I will temporarily stand aside from the Social Development portfolio. It’s the right thing to do… . More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Whether NZ Troops Are The Least Of Islamic State’s Problems

Given that it has been politically packaged and sold as a training mission, the Iraq deployment announced yesterday by Prime Minister John Key seemed to be mysteriously short of actual trainers... The other wing of the argument is whether a troop deployment is (a) the only effective way and (b) the appropriate time to combat Islamic State. More>>

ALSO:

143 Troops, Possible SAS Deployment, Legalities Unsorted: PM’s Statement On ISIL

Mr Speaker, today I am announcing to the House the Government’s decisions about our contribution to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL... More>>

ALSO:

Liu Saga: PM's Dinner With Controversial Donor

John Key must front up to New Zealand and say what he discussed with Donghua Liu when the disgraced businessman paid $25,000 for the Prime Minister to come to dinner at his Remuera home, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Roads: National MP 'Concerned' At Overseas Driver Crashes

Waitaki MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary for Tourism Jacqui Dean said she was concerned at the number of fatal crashes involving overseas licence holders and she really felt that the time had come for more to be done. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: Parole Bill Passes

A bill reducing parole hearings deemed to be unnecessary has passed. The third reading of the Parole Amendment Bill was completed by 104 to 16 with the Greens and Maori Party opposed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news