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RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival

Like previous years, we are bringing the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival to Auckland once again this August to the: 
Metro Building, Level 3, 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland
Tuesday, 21
st August 2018
You can download our press kit, which includes the press release and photos from the link below: 
Tickets are available online here:
 Tickets should be available at the door but will be subject to availability. We hope to see you at the Rise festival next month.
Marc Reygaert

IAN STUART HUNT – 1955 – 2018

As some of you will know, Ian Hunt passed away last Thursday.
He had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer in June and given two weeks to live. A terrifying situation for anyone. But rather than despair he chose to prove his doctor wrong and made every possible effort to make the most out of his time.
Ian was instrumental in the creation of our Club and indeed without him it may never have gotten started. He retained interest in the Clubs progress and indeed any time that I would stop in to buy something he would always ask ‘how is the Club going?’  He was our Patron from the Club’s formation until last year. It was Ian’s great relationship with the Milford Cruising Club that enabled us to have our Club Nights there.
Indeed the word relationship is so applicable to Ian. He knew so many people in the fishing community and he was generous to them all.
All things fishing will never quite be the same with Ian’s passing but so many of us can count ourselves fortunate to have known him and will retain great memories of the man.
His departure from this life will leave such a very big hole for so many.

Lake Pupuke Challenge 2016

1st MAY 2016

North Shore Fly Fishers Inc. announces a fishing competition to be held on Sunday 1st May 2016 from 7:00am to 3:30pm. The objective is to promote Lake Pupuke as a fishing spot and to obtain some data about fish numbers, size and condition that will assist the Auckland / Waikato Fish and Game Council in the management of the Lake Pupuke fishery.
- No entry fee or registration. All participants (including juniors) must present a current Fish & Game Licence to collect prizes.
- Any legal fishing method. Sports Fishing Regulations (the most important points are given on the overleaf) must be observed.
- Weigh-in at the Sylvan park reserve, on the elevated area near the car park and toilet block from 3:30 pm. Estimated length of undersized trout or trout that were released would be also appreciated. Prize giving shortly thereafter.
- Anglers keep fish.
- No litter to be left in the water or on the land.
- No motorboats permitted on the Lake. Anyone using watercraft is requested to observe water safety regulations and use a life jacket.
- Anglers participate at their own risk. An adult must supervise children under 12 years of age.

1st Heaviest Trout An Aluminium Trout Net from Hunts plus $30 Gift Voucher. Total value $84.
2nd Second Heaviest Trout A Snowbee Classic Trout Fishing Bag with Waterproof Lining from Hunts plus $30 Gift Voucher. Total value $84.
3rd Heaviest Trout caught by a Primary or Secondary School Student $30 Fish City Gift
4th Heaviest Alternative Fish Species (not trout) $30 Totally Fly Gift Voucher.
5th Three drawn spot prizes for junior anglers attending weigh in. Participants to pick ticket up at weigh in station between 3:00-3:30 pm 3 x $30 Hunts Sports Gift Vouchers

Draft Kai Iwi Lakes Reserve Management Plan

Following is information about the plans to eliminate Trout and Powerboats from Kai Iwi Lakes.
There is a link that will take you the Kaipara Councils website where you can make a submission.
If you feel strongly about this and still haven’t made a submission please do so now as there are only a few days left for submissions to be accepted.
Your Committee

DoC letter sparks trout farming fears

DoC letter sparks trout farming fears
Crown’s proposed deal with Ngati Tuwharetoa has anglers on alert after including harvesting of fish option.
Groups representing anglers are concerned that part of the Crown’s deal with Ngati Tuwharetoa involves a form of trout farming. Photo / Alan Gibson
A letter from the Department of Conservation addressed to members of the Taupo Fishery Advisory Committee has been described as proposing "trout farming by stealth" and is certain to raise the ire of trout anglers and the tourist industry.
The leaked letter, dated June 5, states the Crown and the Tuwharetoa Hapu Forum on behalf of Ngati Tuwharetoa have signed an agreement in principle for the settlement of Ngati Tuwharetoa's historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, which include "redress proposals" concerning the Tongariro National Trout Centre.
According to the DoC letter, these include "arrangements for Ngati Tuwharetoa to use a raceway and any other existing facilities not required by DoC and the ability to construct new facilities ... for the purposes of raising trout to harvest for important occasions".
The letter, signed by Kim Alexander-Turia, DoC's conservation services manager for Taupo Fishery, proposes that "DoC work with Ngati Tuwharetoa cadets to develop the skills required to raise and harvest trout at the Tongariro National Trout Centre".
The letter said a meeting would be held with representatives from the Taupo Fishery Advisory Committee on July 7 at the Taupo DoC office to discuss the issue.
Asked about the contents of her letter, Ms Alexander-Turia referred the Herald to the Office of Treaty Settlements.
A spokesman for the office said: "The agreement in principle does not allow for commercial trout farming. The use of the raceway is to raise trout for cultural purposes only. We believe this arrangement will enhance the educational and cultural role of the Tongariro Trout Centre."
However, Tony Orman, executive member of the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers, said the proposals in the letter "set a dangerous move towards allowing commercial farming of trout, an issue which over the decades has been strongly resisted by the trout fishing public".
"It's the thin edge of the wedge. Successive governments have turned down strong lobby efforts by commercial exploiters to allow trout farming," said Mr Orman, author of nine books on trout fishing.
"Trout farming would put at risk New Zealand's world-famous wild trout fisheries, which attract many overseas anglers and earn New Zealand multi-millions in tourism. It would be lunacy to endanger that."
Mr Orman said it was incongruous that DoC was proposing "a form of trout farming" when DoC received anglers' licence money for Taupo to represent the interests of recreational licence holders.
Bryce Johnson, chief executive of Fish & Game New Zealand, also questions the constitutional basis for an inclusion in a historical Treaty of Waitangi claim when trout were not introduced to New Zealand until the late 1800s, long after the Treaty was signed.
"Successive court cases have explicitly confirmed that trout, as an introduced species for sports fishing, are not a consideration under the Treaty, so where is the legal basis for this proposal?" Mr Johnson asked.
Allan Simmons, a Taupo-Tongariro fishing guide for nearly 30 years and president and outdoors spokesman for United Future, said: "This current proposal looks like a devious attempt to bring in trout farming under the guise of Treaty settlements and utilise facilities that have been funded by anglers' licences."
- NZ Herald
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