2018 resident fishing licence change

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Trout United
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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

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

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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Johnno » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:44 am

......unless you’ve got reasonable off season fishing available... 😎



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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Trout United » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:49 pm

fraser hocks wrote:
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.
Fraser
I looked at the last financial statements for both Otago and CSI, they both have fines as Income.



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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Dave » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:19 pm

Jim, It has to show as income as this is what it is. Where else could you put it in your accounts. Here in Southland it will then go into a reserve account and will be used for access enhancement. For fishing offences this covers sorting out anglers accesses. For hunting offences this will be used for habitat enhancement, in particular for assisting with pond development.
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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Trout United » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:52 pm

Thanks Dave
That's good to know.
I've noticed that there is more spent on angler access and habitat enhancement, that comes in from fines.
Does some of the license money get spent there or do they use donations for these projects?



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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Dave » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:33 am

Jim I can only speak for Southland on this. We have only used money from fines etc for this in recent years and have some in reserve. As far as I know no licence money has needed to be spent.
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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by fraser hocks » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:59 pm

Might be the old cash pot scenario? Each region is controlled separately but since some regions, like the West Coast don't bring in enough money on their own to support themselves, all licence fees are put into one NZ pot and then distributed amongst the regions as needed. Well that's how it was explained to me.


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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Dave » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:19 pm

Fraser that is pretty much correct. However some of the cash has to go to the NZ Council and a lot goes to the legal fund that pays for all the legal costs in protecting the habitat.
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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by Trout United » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:39 am

Since all the funds from licenses are distributed amongst the regions, what about the donations or bequests?
Shouldn't they be spread out too?

Look at North Canterbury, they have gotten themselves into some trouble (amongst the council) with a bequest left to them.
Considering that, and not knowing if it was left to Fish & Game or Fish & Game North Canterbury, has opened up a can of worms on how the money is being spent.



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Re: 2018 resident fishing licence change

Post by canuck » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:20 pm

This excerpt from the F & G Facebook page on October 28th foreshadows changes to come. This is why I was interested in the definition between resident and non-resident angler, the 30 odd dollars isn't critical, restricting or allowing(depends on your point of view) is worth being aware of and talking about.

With social media and the ease of international travel now, New Zealand’s more remote rivers are under increasing pressure from anglers arriving here wanting to experience our backcountry waterways.
“Non-resident anglers are typically only here for a short time but fish more intensively than New Zealand based anglers which means the fish are put under more pressure,” Mr Taylor says.
“This heavy pressure affects the angling experience for the anglers that follow,” he says.
“Fish and Game as an organisation has to ensure everyone gets a fair go at our best fisheries and that they are protected for future generations. This means there are likely to be changes in this area to ensure the kiwi angler on their weekend off can have a great back country experience as well as non-residents.
Mr Taylor says Southland faces more pressure that other regions.
“More than 34 per cent of non-resident anglers visiting New Zealand fish in Southland, which has double the number of anglers from overseas than the next region of Otago, which is followed by the West Coast and the Nelson/Marlborough Region.”


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