Trout and salmon are facing one of the most serious threats posed to them as a result of new legislation just introduced to Parliament.
The Indigenous Freshwater Fish Amendment Bill aims to provide better protection for indigenous fish such as galaxids, whitebait, eels, bullies, torrent fish, mudfish and other species.
But the Bill also poses a serious threat to trout and angling.
It allows trout and salmon to be removed from particular rivers and lakes, even if they are significant trout and salmon fisheries.
It could see trout being part of Treaty of Waitangi settlements with iwi.
The Bill also opens the possibility of allowing the sale of trout.
What can anglers do? Follow the Link , write letters TODAY expressing your thoughts to our Members of Parliment and help Save our Trout!