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Sep 28th, 2011 at 9:58pm
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Fish and game are proposing that overseas anglers pay 3x a licence fee to fish here.... but it proberly wont catch the Australian anglers... or the Chinese boat anglers on the lakes.. just the ardent fly fisherman.
  

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Reply #1 - Oct 6th, 2011 at 10:33pm
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Good idea IMO. Its one of the things I stood for at the last F & G elections.

I fish with a number of overseas anglers and they don't have a problem with the idea. To fish here from overseas is very cheap to them.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 8th, 2011 at 2:05am
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Alan wrote on Sep 28th, 2011 at 9:58pm:
Fish and game are proposing that overseas anglers pay 3x a licence fee to fish here.....


i dont get it. is it because our overseas guests catch 3x more than us locals. or cause f&g want to rip off our guests!

next thing you know ill be charging $10 bucks a pie in my shop to tourists cause they can "afford it"  Lips Sealed
  

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Reply #3 - Oct 14th, 2011 at 3:07am
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I already thought it was expensive enough... Something that's always got me is why Sea fisherman pay nothing to fish and we pay so much?
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 14th, 2011 at 8:59am
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Id say double would be more reasonable for a season licence for non residents. Are they looking at increaseing the non resident 24 hour license too? That would be a good idea or the 7 day angler would just go for the $23 for 24 hour options x 7.

The aussies dont like it http://www.flylife.com.au/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12407&start=0
  

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Reply #5 - Oct 25th, 2011 at 10:21am
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I don't support a licence increase for visiting anglers. That is no way to treat a guest.
  

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Reply #6 - Oct 25th, 2011 at 10:59am
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Grunt Futtick wrote on Oct 25th, 2011 at 10:21am:
I don't support a licence increase for visiting anglers. That is no way to treat a guest.


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Reply #7 - Oct 26th, 2011 at 4:07am
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I think it is a good idea, for three main reasons.

Firstly, it isn't about treating guests badly - it is more about treating the locals better.

Secondly, this sort of idea makes sense economically. People who live here are going to buy a licence EVERY year, for many years. People who visit are less sensitive to price changes and are more likely to pay without quibble. They are also more likely to fish intensively throughout their visit, so will get good value from a licence, even at a higher price.

Thirdly, it puts a real value on the resource. This is the sort of thing that makes politicians and tour operators take notice and (hopefully) would strengthen the argument towards cleaning up the waterways and making fishing in NZ a bigger selling point overseas. Years ago, NZs fishing was actively marketed overseas. These days it is more things like Lord of the Rings, bungy jumping and skiing.

Put fishing on the map, fund it, make the users pay (while not disadvantaging the locals) and the quality of the resource would should actually improve for everyone.
  

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Reply #8 - Oct 27th, 2011 at 2:51am
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BTMO - You've changed my mind with your well conceived arguement.  Smiley
  

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Grunt Futtick wrote on Oct 27th, 2011 at 2:51am:
BTMO - You've changed my mind with your well conceived arguement. Smiley


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Reply #10 - Oct 28th, 2011 at 2:36am
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Having hunted and fished oversea's you expect to pay at least 2x what locals do so why dosn't it apply here?
  

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Reply #11 - Oct 28th, 2011 at 11:09am
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But then overseas anglers purchase a seasons license and often only stay two weeks... on that basis they are already paying way more than locals pay for 12 months!
  

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Reply #12 - Mar 9th, 2014 at 1:04am
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Good evening

How much is a non-resident license for, let's say, 2 weeks of flyfishing in your beautiful rivers ?

Then I'll give you my honest opinion as a non-resident.

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Reply #13 - Mar 9th, 2014 at 3:04am
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$121 for a whole season. Can't buy two week licences. At the moment you'll still pay the same as us. Its looking to be only 10% more in the future for non residents.
  
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Reply #14 - Mar 9th, 2014 at 12:28pm
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Good morning

I think it is fair,knowing that the dedicated angler visiting NZ will most probably be fishing heavily during his/her stay in your country.
Let's say 5 fishing days over a 14 days trip...It's only 24$ a day to fish in NZ.And fishing in the salt is free...

Considering the tremendous fishing opportunities and the quality of the fishing experience available in your country,I think it is very reasonable, even for the budget-minded DIY fisherman(no outfitter, no guide,etc...).

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Reply #15 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 2:35am
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I wonder how much over sears countrys would charge kiwis to be able to fish in some of there lakes/waters?im guessing it wouldn't be cheap.i don't mind the price of my licence for the amount of enjoyment I get having my line in the water whenever I like.cheaper than a nigh on the booze
  
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Reply #16 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 4:35am
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I was recently on the S Island for a vacation, and spent 3 weeks exploring...did a bit of fishing.  We bought nonresident fishing licenses, and I didn't think they were unreasonable, but they were not cheap compared to most in the states.

In Arkansas, a non resident can fish all year for 52.00, (40.00 fishing license and a 12.00 trout stamp if you want to fish trout..).  Of course here the cost varies from state to state...

I didn't do a lot of trout fishing on our trip to NZ...and I only caught one small one...so I figure it was worth about 200.00/pound...even though I didn't eat it.... Grin  But the scenery was worth it.

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Reply #17 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 12:02pm
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G'day

I agree with you Fat Gig and Ustabzee.

The cost for a non-resident here in Quebec is 67 per year, 45 for a 7 day license.BUT, you can't fish in salmon rivers...(atlantic salmon +sea run speckle trout).
For that, non- residents need to buy an additional license that would cost 145 annually, or a catch and release only license at 40 $ annually(you can kill a few sea runs but no salmon, which is what should be done anyways I think...).

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Reply #18 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 12:09pm
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Mike H wrote on Oct 6th, 2011 at 10:33pm:
Good idea IMO. Its one of the things I stood for at the last F & G elections.

I fish with a number of overseas anglers and they don't have a problem with the idea. To fish here from overseas is very cheap to them.


It's not for me.

Just my plane ticket to Auckland is 2300 CAD...

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Reply #19 - Mar 15th, 2014 at 1:35am
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Not every tourist who comes over here has deep pockets though aye. when i backpacked over here i certainly would'nt of spent 300+ on a licence and yet love my fishing. i think its ridiculous to charge 3 times a residents price.
  
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