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Selwyn Times: September 20, 2016

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24 Tuesday September 20 2016 News SELWYN TIMES Trout released in Rakaia River EFFORTS TO revive the Rakaia River’s critically damaged brown trout fishery received a boost with 1200 of the fish released into its lower reaches last week. The release, in Bully Creek on the river’s southern side, was part of a research project launched by North Canterbury Fish and Game. The fish were double tagged to enable anglers to record the locations of where they catch the migratory fish. A further 600 tagged fish are expected to be released in Cold Stream/Boat Creek, on the north side of the river, on Thursday. The Rakaia’s lower reaches had historically been regarded as a prolific brown trout fishery. The gradual demise of brown trout populations is thought to be as a result of environmental degradation of habitat, and the dewatering of lowland streams due to intensified farming practices, coupled in the last two years with low rainfall. Recent winter fisheries closures throughout the North Canterbury area were implemented as a measure to protect trout and salmon breeding stocks. North Canterbury Fish and Game Chairman Trevor Isitt said MAKING A SPLASH: Rakaia residents Rodney McDowell and Johnny Richards watch the release of trout into Bully Creek. PHOTO: RICHARD COSGROVE/FISH & GAME staff had investigated several prospective sites in the lower reaches of the Rakaia before identifying the two spring creeks. “These sites may also be key indicators of potential for further enhancement programs in other catchments in our region” Mr Isitt said. It is hoped the trout will inhabit the release sites for a few months before they venture downstream to the tidal areas and that they will then return to the sites as adults to spawn. Fish & Game will implement an extensive monitoring program of the releases not only to measure survivability, but also to learn more about the habits of lowland sea run brown trout populations in our East coast fisheries. It is intended to become a tool for other enhancement programs of degraded fisheries throughout the North Canterbury area. SALE ENDS SUNDAY! SALE STARTS FRIDAY NOW $299.50 1. NOW 1. $249.50 Smarty Pants has you covered this summer! UPF 50+ Swimwear for ages 0-12 Funscreen SPF50+ 55 Nottingham Ave, Halswell | Phone 021 142 6152 NEW LOCATION ADVERT.pdf 1 1/05/2014 11:51:35 a.m. Email: smartstuff@smartypants.kiwi | www.smartypants.kiwi INTRO OFFER 1. $649.50 $1,499.50 NOW VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION LOCATION 430 ST ASAPH STREET! RECOVER YOUR LOVED FURNITURE No job too big or small $424.50 NOW Still able to offer you the finest top quality new furniture christchurch tower junction 66 clarence st p (03) 943 2071 // www.nood.co.nz Hours of Business: 7am-4.30pm Mon-Thurs Fri 8am to midday or by appointment with Keith 027 566 3909 Visit us online www.qualityfurniture.co.nz P. 371 7500 *Terms & Conditions: discount is taken off the full retail price and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Excludes clearance, seconds items and noodist club discounts. Furniture and large accessory items are not kept in stock in store, orders can be placed for such items and home delivery or a hub pick up fee will apply to these items. Delivery times and fees will vary, ask a staff member for more details. Stock may vary from store to store. Some products may require assembly. While stocks last, orders can be taken on some of our stock items. Offer ends 25 September 2016 QUALITY FURNITURE SPECIALISTS RE - UPHOLSTERY SPECIALISTS KEITH HARTSHORNE 0275 663 909

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