The Latest in Fishing News in NZ 2024

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Ahoy there, fellow kiwi fisho! Let’s dive into the freshest fishing news for 2024, straight from a fellow NZ fishing guru:

National News:

    • Moawhango River Flushing Flows Confirmed: Get ready for some top-notch trout action on the Moawhango River! Flushing flows are scheduled for Feb 13-14, Mar 12-13, and Apr 30-May 1. Mark your calendars!
    • Algal Bloom subsides at Lake Ngangana: Good news for perch and trout fans! The bloom at Lake Ngangana is gone, so get your lines wet and enjoy some peaceful freshwater fishing.
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Regional News:

    • Northland: Snapper bites have been hot off the rocks and reefs around Cape Rodney and Whangaroa! Try live baits or soft plastics for the best results.
    • Auckland/Waikato: Kingfish action is heating up in the Hauraki Gulf! Trolling live baits around FADs or casting metals should get you hooked up.
    • Wellington: The harbour is teeming with kahawai and trevally. Try flicking jigs around moored boats or wharves for some exciting light tackle action.
    • Otago: Salmon season is kicking off in the Clutha River! Spinners and spoons are working well, especially near deeper pools and eddies.
  • Southland: Blue cod are biting beautifully on the Southland coast. Get some fresh mussels for bait and head to rocky outcrops for a delicious dinner.