Auckland FlyFishing Anglers Club Update
Rod & Reel will be closed for the next four weeks
Club Nights are postponed until further notice.
The Turangi Lodge will not be available to members during the present lock down.
The Riffles magazine will still be published so if you have any interesting articles please send to Peter Chan at this link Email Me
Important information for anglers and hunters regarding COVID-19
Source: Fish and Game NZ
The Government’s clear intention at this stage is that fishing and hunting are prohibited during the Alert Level 4 lock down period. If and when we receive other advice from the Government we will change our position.
Therefore, Fish & Game New Zealand are urging all anglers and hunters to do the right thing and stay at home while New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level Four.
“Unfortunately, being at Level 4 means that anglers and hunters aren’t able to do the pursuits that they love,” Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin Taylor says.
“The advice we have is that at Alert Level 4 anglers and hunters should not undertake activities that expose them and others to higher levels of risk. We are also advised that DOC huts and campsites are closed as they do not meet minimum separation requirements.”
New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) is asking people to stick to simple outdoor exercise and avoid areas where they could get lost or require search and rescue. NZSAR want to ensure that emergency services are available to help those in the greatest need. Fishing and hunting, even close to home, inherently carry a degree of risk and it is important for anglers and hunters not to further burden our emergency services and healthcare system. Staying in and around home is simply the right thing to do.
“It is heart-breaking to not be able to spend time in the outdoors, especially as for many of us this is our main way to destress, but we all have our part to play to beat COVID-19,” Mr Taylor says.
“The point of the next four weeks is to kill the virus in New Zealand so that life goes back to normal as quickly as possible. Let’s stay home for four weeks then we can get outdoors and back into angling and hunting.”
The Level 4 lockdown period is scheduled to end prior to the start of the game bird season, and if we are all responsible during the next four weeks the game bird season is on.
We ask for your patience while we piece together the complexities of what we are facing. In particular, we will have further advice on pegging day as soon as possible.
Please keep up-to-date with all the most recent Government guidance around COVID-19 at www.covid19.govt.nz.
Fish & Game Chief Executive, Martin Taylor – 027 453 5348
Fish & Game Communications Advisor, Brian Anderton – 021 026 35538
Fish & Game Communications Adviser, Richard Cosgrove – 021 646 245
WHAT IS FISH & GAME?
Fish & Game manage trout, salmon and game birds to provide healthy recreation for Kiwis.
We work to protect the environment that anglers and hunters have enjoyed as a tradition for over 150 years.
Welcome to the home of the Auckland Flyfishing Anglers Club Inc (AFAC).
Our beautiful country offers some of the best very fishing in the world. We strive to make your fly fishing experience memorable and worth talking about. We are committed to providing you with great …. and sometimes guided ….. fishing trips to all parts of the North Island, and all the tips you need to know about fly fishing in this great country of New Zealand.
The focus of our club for many years has been on fresh water river and lake fishing for trout and salmon, but as you will have noticed we have recently changed our name to be more inclusive of fly fishing in general to include the increasingly popular art of salt water fly fishing. A decision was made to change the clubs name in order to provide a greater experience for all those involved in the sport of fly fishing.
We are currently working with other clubs within New Zealand so we can all mutually benefit and share our resources.
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Since 1972 the Auckland Freshwater Anglers Club has supported the interests of freshwater fly fishing folk predominately living in the Auckland region. We are proud to have extended this to include salt water fly fishing as many of our membership participate in both salt and fresh water fishing. With over 100 active members and 1000’s of viewers and contributors the club enjoys a strong social, knowledge sharing and activities in the fly fishing arena.
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AFAC calendar of events
Click on the image to the left and you will be presented with a pdf file of all club events during 2019.
The initial text size is very small, though you will notice a zoom option at the bottom of the table.
We suggest you set the zoom to 200% and then just click and hold your mouse anywhere on the screen and the image will move to display all content.
Alternatively you can download the file by clicking on the icon with the downward pointing arrow, enlarge it to a full screen image by clicking on the icon with the four outward pointing arrows.