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Otago Fishing

Fish & Game New Zealand’s Otago region has, without doubt, some of the most diverse waters for sports fishing in New Zealand. They range from the unique high country experiences on gin clear Southern Lakes river tributaries to "put and take" reservoir fisheries in Dunedin City.

Each year thousands of residents and visitors enjoy many types of angling throughout Otago waters. You can help to maintain our fisheries by respecting the rules and regulations laid down by Fish & Game New Zealand’s Otago Region.

For more information on fishing in the Otago Region see the links on the right of this page.

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Otago fishing News


Otago Reel Life FEB 2017

Cicadas make welcome appearance

In mid-February summer finally arrived and anglers were able to get out and fish in some decent weather.

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New Environmental Officer for Otago Fish & Game

The Otago Fish & Game Council has appointed Nigel Paragreen to the role of Environmental Officer, continuing the work of Peter Wilson who moved to the Wellington Fish and Game Council late last year.

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Otago Reel Life JAN 2017

It’s fair to say that the summer holiday period has been severely interrupted by some abysmal weather over the past month and leading up to the New Year.

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Otago Reel Life Dec 2016

Not every angler has a boat and in all honesty that’s probably good as the main holiday destinations become crowded and district councils put under pressure to deal with the overload at boat launching sites and increased demand for vehicle parking.

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