20th September 2018
The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers is aghast over plans by Greens MP Eugenie Sage to introduce a bill (Conservation [Indigenous freshwater Fish] Act Amendment). NZFFA President Graham Carter says “If this bill goes through as is, it could spell the end of Freshwater Sports Fishing in New Zealand
30th August 2018
The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers has set out a draft operational plan for the next three years which features a strong emphasis on restoration of river quality and flow, access and other needs.
20th August 2018
A trout and rivers advocacy the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers want native fish in whitebait and eels largely de-commercalised. Federation president Graham Carter spoke out in support of the Forest and Bird Society who recently said whitebait should not be for sale.
17th July 2018
Restoring clean flowing rivers is the goal of a national trout fishing advocacy the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). NZFFA President Graham Carter of Hamilton at the organisation’s recent annual conference in Christchurch said clean and adequately flowing water in the public’s rivers must be restored.
24th May 2018
“I am vehemently opposed to the use of chemical sprays to combat the Lagarosiphon infestation at the fish out ponds at the Groynes,” he said.
“Indeed judging by strong opposition from the Salmon Anglers and North Canterbury Fish and Game the feeling is strong within the angling public.
15th May 2018
The NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers has urged the new government to restore fully democratic elections to Environment Canterbury “as soon as possible”
3rd March 2018
A national rivers and trout fishing advocacy wants caution and foresight in the new government’s ambitious “one million trees” policy so as to avoid monocultures of pines.
Government’s new Forestry Service, aims to plant 100 million trees a year - with the goal of planting a billion over 10 years.
Environmental challenges facing NZ
The bureaucrats are the Big Environmental Challenge facing New Zealand in 2018
9th February 2018
Water quality and availability, rapid urbanisation, and the impact of natural hazards and climate change are the top three planning issues affecting New Zealand in 2018 and beyond, according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI)
9th February 2018
The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers has praised the Waikato Regional Council for its initiative to reduce mortality of eels as the fish pass through flood pump stations
5th February 2018
Recently former Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy was bleating the new government is holding back regional New Zealand through its opposition to water storage projects which he says help grow jobs in the regions, boost exports and provide environmental sustainability. By his utterances Guy shows the lack of environmental stewardship of the previous government.
A national trout fishing and environmental advocacy organisation wants urgent attention to insecticides that are almost certainly causing deep damage to freshwater ecosystems.
The call follows information from the US that a variety of neonicotinoid insecticides—harmful to aquatic organisms—were reported in major Great Lakes streams
Being a regular fisherman over the last successive 25 years and earlier for several years in the 1970s for kahawai in Marlborough’s Wairau River estuary and Diversion mouth, this summer has been the worst season ever. The demise of kahawai around the northern end of the South Island is sadly very evident.
Water was a public resource and should not be owned or given away, says a national trout fishing advocacy.
President of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers Graham Carter of Hamilton said water was a public resource owned by the people irrespective of wealth or ethnic background.
Graham Carter was commenting on a recent statement by Prime Minister Jacinda Adern that water was a public resource.
"Who owns the water? Labour says everybody
Graham Carter President of the Federation of Freshwater Anglers said many New Zealanders would be delighted at the Labour-led government’s decision.
“Tightening the rules around is well overdue and very welcome,” he said.
The NZFFA has welcomed the formation of the NZ First, Labour and Green Parties government and the relegation of the National-led government to opposition
"Lost Rivers" represents a decline of the ‘intergenerational equity’ and every New Zealander shares in our freshwater resources
A recently announced pledge by farming leaders to improve the quality of New Zealand’s “dirty” rivers has been welcomed by a national trout fishing federation.
“It’s great news,” said Graham Carter president of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers. “It shows a new-found commitment by Federated Farmers NZ under its new invigorating leadership but I’m disappointed it’s not sooner rather than later as today.”
Changes by Government to the Resource Management Act have lessened the democratic voice of the public over rivers and water quality and quantity, says the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers...
25th June 2017 (Updated)
A national trout fishing organisation says the Labour Party’s reversal of its policy on charging commercial users for use of freshwater is a retrograde 180 degree turn around and therefore disappointing.
Graham Carter, president of the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers said the backdown by Labour was a sad day for the public’s rivers which in some cases had died while others were in death throes due to water depletion and nitrate contamination...
A group of South Island freshwater anglers have formed a group called Kiwi Anglers First.
The group is concerned at the decline of angling in the back country rivers and the building of a fishing lodge by foreign owners exclusively for foreign fishers...
An annual report presented to the Federation’s annual general meeting recently held in Rotorua it was said the inescapable perception was that the proposed changes favoured economic development above environmental and recreational values.
Wednesday 28 June 2017
The Federation of Freshwater Anglers congratulates Mainfreight founder and chairman Bruce Plested in his hard-hitting social message in their annual review....
Sun 8 June 2017
The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers is calling for water royalties to be paid by all water bottling companies. In a response to reports that companies are not paying for the water they profit from...