2018 resident fishing licence change

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fraser hocks
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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by fraser hocks » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:52 am

Yea I agree canuck. Not exactly as per the definition when the new licence came into play, but a good simple and straight forward way of defining your eligibility.

I'm sure there will still be a few that try to dodge the system and tell porkie pies to save a few $ but you get those sorts in everything hey?


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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by canuck » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:51 pm

There will be some for sure Fraser, all for the sake of 36 bucks, that contributes directly to the fishery if I understand it correctly.

I was mostly curious as last year I qualified as a permanent resident not living in NZ for a resident licence and this year I no longer qualify. It will be a few years before we are spending enough time in NZ before I again qualify. Last year I got the family licence in case my wife wanted to come fishing: ever hopeful despite it happening infrequently :) and it still kicked in the extra 36 bucks.

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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Kiwioz » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:45 pm

I am a NZ citizen with a NZ passport, but currently reside in Aus. I get a non- resident licence to give a few extra dollars in to Fish and Game. If restrictions are applied I may rethink...
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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by fraser hocks » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:59 pm

Yea I used to always buy the family licence even though my wife didn't really ever fish. I figured it was just a few extra $ to go towards helping the fishery.

Now my wife fishes and we both get a individual licences. Realistically we could just get a family licence as we usually fish together, but since she has her own licence she now will sometimes go fish on her own or with others. And once again means a few extra $ into help the fishery. Hell id be happy if the licence cost 5 times as much as it does, but I'm sure that would upset many.

Oh yea and a lot of people don't realize that F&G completely relies on licence sales to exist. Without the money coming in from licence sales there would be no habitat enhancement, negotiated access points etc.. the list goes on. A very worthy cause!


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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Trout United » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:26 pm

fraser hocks wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:59 pm
Oh yea and a lot of people don't realize that F&G completely relies on licence sales to exist
As well as Hatchery sales and fines. :D



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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by fraser hocks » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:32 am

Not quite bro. All proceeds from prosecutions go into habitat enhancement 100%. Not quite sure about the figures on hatchery sales though.


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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Johnno » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:25 pm

I thought any imposed fine ordered by the judge went into the Govt consolidated fund, with ( if any awarded) costs going to the Crown Solicitor’s who prosecuted.. ?



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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Sol » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:58 pm

Hey, is NZ$39 difference really worth a 3 page discussion on this forum?
a) it's towards a good cause
b) it must be less than 1% of an average spend by a non-resident doing a fishing trip in NZ.



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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Trout United » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:48 am

Sol wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:58 pm
Hey, is NZ$39 difference really worth a 3 page discussion on this forum?
Yes, we've got nothing better to do until fishing season starts........ :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Trout United » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:50 am

Only two more sleeps to go...............



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