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  1. Dirty dairying continues in New Zealand - 2019 update

    Sad to relate, but the dairy industry has done it again. In June 2019 the NZ courts have imposed record fines on corporate dairy farmers for river pollution: see Radio NZ report at...
  2. Dirty dairy farming continues in New Zealand

    The latest bad news item for flyfishers, courtesy of New Zealand's dairy farming industry:...
  3. New Zealand rivers - still going backwards in 2017

    Reality check: New Zealand anglers are facing massive problems with water quality. A recent report (one of many over the years) gives the detail; see...
  4. Water pollution looms as major issue in New Zealand

    "Tests have confirmed campylobacter had contaminated the Havelock North water supply bore, affecting 4100 people in the area" - news item, August 19, 2016.

    An outbreak of this water-borne...
  5. NZ issues

    No lives lost as far as I know, but the locals were totally unnerved by the latest earthquake. It had its genesis somewhere out on the offshore seabed and took the scientists by surprise.

    The New...
  6. More New Zealand waterways under threat from farming

    Controversy has erupted over a herd of cows being allowed access to a New Zealand high country lake which contains a trout fishery. The incident has become big news Down Under because the cows were...
  7. New Zealand rivers - 2015 update

    Thanks for your comments.

    The big dairy cooperative which dominates New Zealand farming put up another black mark recently (6 August).

    It was convicted in court and find $NZ 174,000 for...
  8. Thanks for offering your thoughts, Clint. Maybe...

    Thanks for offering your thoughts, Clint. Maybe the picture right now is not too bad in NZ, we have quite good fishing still, but we are on a downward spiral, for sure and it is the long term...
  9. New Zealand rivers - going, going, soon gone

    Those flyfishers in the good old USA and elsewhere who cherish a vision of New Zealand trout streams as clear, sylvan waterways can forget it, unless they have very deep pockets and can work the...
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    Hi Donald What a beautifully tied version of a...

    Hi Donald

    What a beautifully tied version of a traditional pattern. I have found the March Brown, tied as a classic nymph with wing case etc ,works wonders on backwater browns in my part of the...
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