Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983

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2 Interpretation
  • (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    the Act means the Conservation Act 1987

    artificial fly shall be deemed to include any lure of feather, fur, wool, or other material of any kind customarily used in the making of artificial flies; but shall not include any lure in the tying of which lead or other weight has been incorporated unless the hook incorporated in that lure does not exceed 14 mm in length (exclusive of the eye) and the gape of the hook does not exceed 6 mm

    artificial minnow shall be deemed to include spoonbait, any feather lure in the tying of which lead or other weight has been incorporated to facilitate the casting or sinking of the lure, and any lure which incorporates a spinning device or a device to impart a wobbling or irregular motion to the lure

    assembled rod means a rod that is assembled from butt to tip, together with a line and lure attached

    Auckland Acclimatisation District means the area defined as the Auckland Acclimatisation District in a notice published in the Gazette of 1925 at page 749

    canning, in relation to fish, includes the preservation by heat or other treatment of fish in sealed cans or jars; and can has a corresponding meaning

    commercial freezing chamber means any freezing chamber, including any cool store, refrigeration works, or freezing or cooling device, situated in or on any cannery, plant, or premises (not being a private dwellinghouse) where sports fish are or have been in the preceding 6 months frozen, canned, or otherwise preserved or treated or stored

    commercial smokehouse means any smokehouse, including any fish-preparation room, salting room, or drying room adjacent to or forming part of that smokehouse, situated in or on any plant or premises (not being a private dwellinghouse) where sports fish are or have been in the preceding 6 months canned, or otherwise preserved or treated or stored

    dam means any structure designed to confine, direct, or control water, whether permanent or temporary; and includes weirs

    day means a day computed from midnight to midnight

    diversion structure means any structure designed to divert or abstract natural water from its natural channel or bed whether permanent or temporary

    Eastern Fish and Game Region means the region having that name and defined by notice in the Gazette, 1990, at page 1861; and includes all alterations to the boundaries of the region that are for the time being in force pursuant to section 26A(1)(c) of the Act

    electric fishing machine means any device, engine, or machine designed or used for the taking or killing by means of electric current of any species of fish or for the production of electronarcosis of any species of fish; but does not include any non-movable electrical device erected in any waters for the purpose of preventing or controlling the movement of fish

    fish facility means any structure or device, including any fish pass or fish screen inserted in or by any water course or lake, to stop, permit, or control the passage of fish through, around, or past any dam or other structure impeding the natural movement of fish upstream or downstream

    fish pass means any structure providing passage through or over any barrier to their passage

    fish screen means any device whether moving or stationary designed to impede or stop the passage of fish

    licence means a licence to take sports fish issued in accordance with these regulations and in accordance with a notice in the Gazette

    limit bag means the maximum number of sports fish which may be taken pursuant to these regulations or any District Anglers Notice by any one person in any 1 day

    officer means a warranted officer within the meaning of the Act

    open season means the period from 1 October in any year to 30 April in the year next following (both days inclusive) during which fishing for sports fish is generally permitted, unless otherwise specified in any District Anglers Notice

    remedial works means any structures, channel modifications, or water flow provided to offset the effect of a dam or diversion structure

    size, in relation to any fish, means the total length from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail

    size limit means the minimum size of fish which may be taken pursuant to these regulations or to any District Anglers Notice

    sports fish means fish specified in Schedule 1

    Taupo District means the district described in the Taupo District Order 1983, made pursuant to section 14(8) of the special Act

    tourist fishing licence means a licence issued pursuant to regulation 6A to a bona fide overseas tourist to fish for sports fish

    trout includes char of any species, and any hybrid of any trout or char; and includes any trout whether alive or dead, and any part of a trout

    undersized fish means a fish of a smaller size than the minimum prescribed by these regulations or by any District Anglers Notice for the taking of fish.

    (2) For the purposes of these regulations and of any District Anglers Notice, a person fishing shall be deemed to be fishing both at the place from where he is fishing and also at any place reached by his line or lure.

    (3) For the purposes of these regulations, the waters of any district shall be deemed to include the mouth of every river or stream, and the mouth of every river or stream shall be deemed to include every outlet thereof and the seashore between those outlets and the waters of the sea or of any harbour lying within a distance of 500 m from any place where at low tide the waters of a river or stream meet the waters of the sea or of any harbour.

    Regulation 2(1) Act: substituted, on 27 September 1990, by regulation 2 of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, Amendment No 9 (SR 1990/209).

    Regulation 2(1) acclimatised fish: revoked, on 10 April 1990, pursuant to section 39(1)(a) of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Regulation 2(1) adult licence: revoked, on 1 October 1997, by regulation 2(1)(a) of the Freshwater Fisheries Amendment Regulations 1997 (SR 1997/176).

    Regulation 2(1) Auckland Acclimatisation District: inserted, on 22 August 1986, by regulation 2 of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, Amendment No 4 (SR 1986/197).

    Regulation 2(1) commercial freezing chamber: amended, on 10 April 1990, pursuant to section 39(1)(a) of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Regulation 2(1) commercial smokehouse: amended, on 10 April 1990, pursuant to section 39(1)(a) of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Regulation 2(1) Eastern Fish and Game Region: inserted, on 27 September 1990, by regulation 2 of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, Amendment No 9 (SR 1990/209).

    Regulation 2(1) Island Council: revoked, on 27 September 1990, by regulation 2 of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, Amendment No 9 (SR 1990/209).

    Regulation 2(1) junior licence: revoked, on 1 October 1997, by regulation 2(1)(b) of the Freshwater Fisheries Amendment Regulations 1997 (SR 1997/176).

    Regulation 2(1) licence: substituted, on 1 October 1997, by regulation 2(2) of the Freshwater Fisheries Amendment Regulations 1997 (SR 1997/176).

    Regulation 2(1) limit bag: amended, on 10 April 1990, pursuant to section 39(1)(a) of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Regulation 2(1) new participant: revoked, on 1 October 1997, by regulation 2(1)(c) of the Freshwater Fisheries Amendment Regulations 1997 (SR 1997/176).

    Regulation 2(1) officer: substituted, on 27 September 1990, by regulation 2 of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, Amendment No 9 (SR 1990/209).

    Regulation 2(1) open season: amended, on 10 April 1990, pursuant to section 39(1)(a) of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Regulation 2(1) Rotorua District: revoked, on 27 September 1990, by regulation 2 of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, Amendment No 9 (SR 1990/209).

    Regulation 2(1) Southern Lakes District: revoked, on 27 September 1990, by regulation 2 of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, Amendment No 9 (SR 1990/209).

    Regulation 2(1) sports fish: inserted, on 10 April 1990, pursuant to section 39(1)(a) of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Regulation 2(1) tourist fishing licence: substituted, on 19 October 1984, by regulation 2 of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, Amendment No 1 (SR 1984/259).

    Regulation 2(1) tourist fishing licence: amended, on 10 April 1990, pursuant to section 39(1)(a) of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Regulation 2(1) trout: substituted, on 19 October 1984, by regulation 2 of the Freshwater Fisheries Regulations 1983, Amendment No 1 (SR 1984/259).

    Regulation 2(1) young adult: revoked, on 1 October 1997, by regulation 2(1)(c) of the Freshwater Fisheries Amendment Regulations 1997 (SR 1997/176).