TROUT BOOST

FOR LAKE WAIKARE­MOANA

New Zealand Fishing World - - Fishy News & Events -

Staff from Fish & Game have com­pleted a long road trip to trans­port a truck­load of young trout from Ro­torua to small hy­dro lakes south of Waikare­moana. Fish & Game of­fi­cers re­leased (on 2/12/2015) 500 rain­bow trout and 200 browns reared at their Ngongo­taha hatch­ery. Fish & Game Of­fi­cer Mark Sher­burn says that fish are re­leased an­nu­ally into the small hy­dro lakes Whaka­marino (also known as Tuai), which has a rep­u­ta­tion for some nice brown trout, and nearby Lake Kaitawa.

“Both lo­cals and an­glers from around the coun­try enjoy the fish­ing at Tuai and Lake Kaitawa.”

Mr Sher­burn re­minds an­glers that if they’re fish­ing from a boat on Tuai they can no longer an­chor, they have to tie up to the shore or be drift­ing.

“The rule is to min­imise the risk of spread­ing pest weeds to nearby Lake Waikare­moana. Bits of weed caught on an an­chor warp can be trans­ferred to an­other lake.”

Mr Sher­burn says that the Hawkes Bay Re­gional Coun­cil es­tab­lished a weed cor­don at Home Bay Lake Waikare­moana, part of on­go­ing moves to raise aware­ness of the risks posed by pest weeds.

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