Collecting in New Zealand [part I]

For those out there encountering catfishes in the wild, post your experiences here.
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Post by kokopu »

Nice photos and especially nice Upland Bullies.

If you are travelling as far as Auckland (well Warkworth actually) you are welcome to visit me at Mahurangi Technical Institute. We breed a number of species of NZ native freshwater fish and have in the past exported some to the aquarium trade in Europe.

We operate as a fish farm and a teaching/research institute and maintain a large collection of live natives. We sell mostly to restoration projects but also to the local aquarium trade.

My mobile phone no if you want to visit (or if any readers want more info) <removed> and email <removed>.

[Mod edit: Removed direct contact information - if anyone wants to get in contact with kokopu, then you can use the PM etc buttons on the right-hand side of the post - leaving information in an open forum is likely to lead to them being "harvested" by spammers... --Mats]
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Hi kokopu.

I'd be most interested in hearing about your native breeding project at the institute.

As Mats said, its best to PM your contact details to me (less spam that way!).

Looking forward to hearing from you.

:D
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Post by Shovelnose »

Loved the Gobies Rupert. They have to be the most underestimated group of fish.

And I am hoping Part 1 extends soon.....
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Practical fishkeeping are running an article on NZ fish next month, that would be the June issue (I think). Maybe we'll see the Gobies!
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catmar wrote:Maybe we'll see the Gobies!
I think we will :wink:
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Post by catmar »

Nice article, couldn't PFK have been talked into four pages though? :wink: :)

And the frustration is, I've a cold tank ready and waiting for Gobies, the uplands would have been perfect.
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Post by FuglyDragon »

Hi Racoll.

Have you tried any of the Ellesmere tributaries ?

lots of smelt, whitebait, small flounder, eels, shrimp (heaps of mysis shrimp after dark)and bullies.

I made a trip to the irwell saturday (aborted duck hunting trip) and collected 4 different plants, lots of nitella, a myriophyllum, and 2 I havent identified yet. didnt see much fish life but its usually there.

Whitebait season starts in amonth or so, i usually get a lot of assorted bycatch in the waimak as well, have managed to keep whitebait and shrimp in unheated tanks in my fishroom for just over a year.
Check out my pages on plecos in New Zealand http://mikesaquatics.co.nz
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Post by johnclave111 »

Awesome photos of the catfish i really enjoyed it.Great work.
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It sounds like a great trip. Sounds like one because I cant see the pics!!! :-W
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Hudson...I can see them fine, they are still on the thread.

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Post by TheFishGuy1 »

The scenery and fish pictures are great! thank you for sharing them..
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