More links and websites
Coarse fishing – Fish & Game
Fish & Game information on New Zealand coarse fishing.
DOC's work with pest fish
Department of Conservation information on the legal status of pest fish.
Invasive freshwater fish in New Zealand: DOC’s present and future management
This paper by Tracie Dean discusses the Department of Conservation’s approach to invasive freshwater fish (PDF, 104 KB).
New Zealand coarse fishing
A summary of coarse fishing regulations in various fish and game regions, and a description of fishing methods.
NIWA Atlas of New Zealand Freshwater Fishes
This atlas helps non-experts identify New Zealand’s freshwater fish, and describes species’ life cycles and distribution.
Potential effects of tench (Tinca tinca) in New Zealand freshwater ecosystems
This paper by D. K. Rowe of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research looks at the effects of this species (PDF, 450 KB).
More suggestions and sources
McDowall, R. M. Gamekeepers for the nation: the story of New Zealand’s acclimatisation societies, 1861–1990. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 1994.
McDowall, R. M. The Reed field guide to New Zealand freshwater fishes. Auckland: Reed, 2000.