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#1 The Flying Tench

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:21 PM

We're hopefully going on a 3 week family holiday to New Zealand in February, and naturally I hope to wet a line. But there are cumulative difficulties with such trips as far as the fishing is concerned - where to fish, what to fish for, getting a licence, limited tackle, lack of local knowledge etc.

 

Has anyone any experience of New Zealand?


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 03:29 AM

Tench,

 

No fish in New Zealand

 

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:07 AM

A woman I worked with went on holiday in NZ with her husband, he boat/fly fished for Trout in the rivers with a family member.

 

NZ fishing is a huge sport!!


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:11 AM

South Island, I had to get 3 licences to fish a 1 km stretch of one bank of the Matoura River. The only fish that I know to catch, rainbow and brown trout, redfin perch, crap and native eels. Not good, only 1 native species...

More better you come to Queensland, Bro... No licence required to fish any Qld river and only $50/ year to fish over 60 dams. :fishing:





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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:16 AM

They're not exactly going out of their way to make visiting anglers welcome. $165 = £94.

Many areas around the country, especially in the central North Island of New Zealand, are also deemed fly fishing only, which is a bit restrictive.


Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullen's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullen's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:18 AM

Loads of sheep !!


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:15 AM

Loads of sheep !!

I have heard of fluff chucking but sheep would make casting difficult
I think the high prices are to stop the natives eating things they have for thousands of years

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 12:08 PM

That's what I thought - very expensive! I assume 'sport fishing' includes coarse fishing as well as trout. But hopefully the sea might be free?

 

They're not exactly going out of their way to make visiting anglers welcome. $165 = £94.

Many areas around the country, especially in the central North Island of New Zealand, are also deemed fly fishing only, which is a bit restrictive.


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:31 PM

Try these links

 

http://www.newzealan...in-new-zealand/

 

http://www.newzealan...g--fresh-water/

 

Looks like there are no coarse fish as we know them, and it's not cheap


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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:52 PM

That's what I thought - very expensive! I assume 'sport fishing' includes coarse fishing as well as trout. But hopefully the sea might be free?

Fly fished the sea around Stewart Island some years ago.  AFAIK it was free then, and a lot of locals were anxious to tell me I was wasting my time - bait was the only thing.

 

Tune changed when I caught a number of Tasmanian Trumpeter Latris lineata (They called them Kohikohi) and I finished up having to give an impromptu fly-tying class in between catching fish.   If you go sea-fishing, take a thick rag with you and handle any spiky fish with great caution - scorpion perch are common - the spines are poisonous.  Flatheads are less poisonous but can inflict  nasty gashes - they are covered with hooked spines.




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