ALWAYS CHECK CLEAN DRY Your boots, waders and lines between waterways.
Help prevent the spread of pests, noxious weeds and other alien rock snot in New Zealand unique waterways.
The back country fisheries of New Zealand are absolute fragile, finite resources and are under ever increasing angling pressures.
The waters are often of an independent system (not supported by a large lake) and to kill a healthy adult fish can leave a void that may take years to replace. The old cliche of 'Leaving only footprints' is a fantastic way to explore the waterways.
New Zealand Trout App strongly supports ‘Catch and release’ particularly in remote headwaters of rivers and smaller streams.
It is highly likely that the fish you catch is only there due the angler before you doing their part – practice catch and release.