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Fish & Game provide ‘how-to’ fishing knowledge

Handling trout. Photos: Fish & Game.

Fish & Game are providing a free talk and demonstration in early January on improving angler’s boat fishing skills and knowledge this summer.

The talk will include information on how to clean, de-bone and cook trout, as well as their life cycle and habits.

“The talk begins at 10am and runs for about two hours,” says Fish & Game Officer Mark Sherburn.

“There is no booking and you don’t need to bring anything, but a fold-out chair and suitable clothing, rain or shine, might be handy.

“One lucky angler will even win a jig rod and reel set just for turning up!”

The event will be held at Stoney Point Reserve, off Spencer Rd, Lake Tarawera on Saturday, January 4.

Fish & Game Officers Mark Sherburn and Matt Osborne will talk and demonstrate worthwhile information on the trout’s life-cycle, their food, habits and habitat and tips and techniques to be more successful when fishing for trout from boats.

Afterward, a demonstration will be given on how to clean and completely de-bone a trout before hot smoking it.

“The talk is simple, easy-to-understand stuff designed to enhance angler’s enjoyment on the lakes and ultimately make them more successful,” says Mark.

“We want licence holders to be successful and enjoy the wonderful Rotorua lakes fishery. We are blessed with an abundance of opportunity here but trout fishing can be tricky to master.”

For more information contact msherburn@fishandgame.org.nz or phone Mark Sherburn 021 244 1774

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