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Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Amendments to Fishing Lures, Minimum Size Limit for Trout, Prohibited Fishing Waters, Fishing Methods, and the Use of Felt-soled Footwear When Fishing Within the Taupo District

Pursuant to section 26ZL(1)(c) of the Conservation Act 1987, I, Alastair Morrison, Director-General of Conservation, hereby give notice of the following matters and conditions within the Taupo District.
1. The terms used in this notice have the same meaning as in the Taupo Fishery Regulations 2004 except where modified by this notice.
2. “Artificial lure” means any artificial lure which has a hook attached or incorporated, other than an artificial fly.
3. With the exclusion of the Kuratau River upstream from the hydro-electric supply dam and the Waikato River between the control gates bridge at Taupo and the Huka Falls, no person shall have in his or her possession any trout which is less than 40 centimetres in length.
4. A person must not take trout from the Taupo boat harbour wharf or Taupo boat harbour jetties.
5. A person must not take trout when wearing or using
felt-soled waders or footwear incorporating or having attached a sole of felted, matted or woven fibrous material.
6. A person may take trout using a downrigger, paravane or similar device without restriction.
7. A person must not use for the purpose of taking trout any natural, medicated or chemical berley, ground bait or attractant.
8. A person fishing for trout must not use in any water specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 of the Taupo Fishery Regulations 2004, any lures or equipment other than those specified for that water in column 2 of that schedule.
9. A person fishing for trout in waters specified in paragraphs 1 to 3 inclusive of column 1 of Schedule 1 of the Taupo Fishery Regulations 2004, must only use fly fishing equipment with a natural fly or artificial fly.
10. This notice has the effect of amending the Taupo Fishery Regulations 2004, Regulations 4(1), 5(2)(a), 20(1)(b), 20(4), 21(2) and Schedule 1, and unless this notice is amended or revoked, it shall expire on the date on which an amendment to the Taupo Fishery Regulations 2004 affecting the above mentioned Regulations comes into force.
This notice shall come into effect on 1 October 2008.
Dated at Wellington this 8th day of September 2008.
ALASTAIR MORRISON, Director-General of Conservation.