Dated at Wellington this 17th day of August 2015.
Hon Maggie Barry,
Minister of Conservation.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This notice, which comes into force on 1 October 2015,—
fixes the forms and classes of licences to fish for sports fish:
fixes the scope and effect of those classes of licence:
provides for the licences issued in respect of any region to be available in all other regions (except the Taupo District):
fixes the fees payable for licences to fish for sports fish. Those fees have been set to recover the anticipated costs of management of the freshwater sports fish resource by Fish and Game New Zealand for the 2015–2016 season.
This notice revokes the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2014. The classes of licences fixed under that notice are (except for junior winter licences) continued and new classes of licences are introduced, namely, short-break licences, long-break licences, local area licences, and loyal senior licences. The prohibitions under that notice on non-residents obtaining certain kinds of licences are continued and extend to the new licences introduced.
A short-break licence entitles the holder to fish for sports fish for a 3-day period and a long-break licence entitles the holder to fish for sports fish for a continuous 9-day period. A local area licence entitles the holder to fish for sports fish in only 1 region for the period commencing on 1 October 2015 and ending on 30 September 2016. A loyal senior licence entitles an eligible adult to fish for sports fish in all regions (except the Taupo District) and for the same period as a local area licence.
This notice also—
enables a holder of a loyal senior licence or an eligible local area licence to apply to have the licence endorsed as a backcountry licence; and
removes the requirement that an application for a controlled-period licence be received no more than 5 days before the day for which the licence is requested; and
requires all Fish and Game Councils to make whole-season licences available for purchase by the public.
Date of notification in Gazette: 20 August 2015.
This notice is administered by the Department of Conservation.