Wednesday, 23 January 2019 08:53

Trout can get stuffed

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Farmers are letting their fly-fishing rods do the talking this summer. Many refuse to buy trout fishing licences in protest against Fish & Game’s political attack on the dairy industry.

Recently Southland Fish & Game ranger Cohen Stewart blamed bad weather for a decrease in licence sales in the region this season.

However, farmers quickly disagreed online, many saying they had not bought a licence in protest against the organisation’s anti-dairying stance.

A dismal start to summer in the south wasn’t a factor in farmers’ decisions not to buy licences; F&G’s unfair assault on dairy farmers and then turning a blind eye to poor urban water quality are the reasons.

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