Licences on sale

by Anonymous Author

Selwyn anglers are being urged to get in early for their fishing licences for the fast approaching freshwater sports fishing season.

Trout fishing licences for the coming year went on sale last week and while the season officially begins in October keen anglers are already buying their new licences.

“For those really passionate about trout fishing, the day licences go on sale is a key date in their annual diary — a sign that spring is nearly here,” Fish & Game New Zealand’s communications manager, Don Rood said.

“While they can’t use the new licence for another six weeks — buying it is one of those stepping stones to the new season.”

The season starts on October 1 and runs right through to the end of September 2019. A range of licences are on offer including categories for families, loyal senior anglers and people wanting to try their hand at trout fishing for the first time.

Fish & Game says this country’s freshwater fishing is fantastic value for the challenges and excitement it offers.

“Around the world, New Zealand is regarded as having some of the finest trout angling on the planet,” Mr Rood said.

The 2018–19 season licences are available now in accredited sports shops and other outlets, or online through the Fish & Game website: fishandgame.org.nz.