Wairarapa News : January 23rd 2013
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While water temperatures were getting relatively high, con- sistent river flows and clear water had produced some great fishing opportunities with many fish being landed, Mr Pilkington says. He was also encouraged by the numbers seen on recent drift dive surveys on the Ruamahanga River as part of an annual moni- toring programme. Results confirmed what was being observed by the anglers . Mr Pilkington also wanted to remind anglers to have their fish- ing licence on them when fishing. He said that it had been a busy season for rangers over the Chri- stmas and early January period . He said that there were several anglers caught without a fishing licence. The penalty for fishing without a licence is a fine of up to $5000. Tiny fish faces challenges Tiny: The dwarf galaxias is one of our smallest native fish. By AMBER McEWEN Home: Typical dwarf galaxias habitat -- small, clean streams in the foothills where trout are not able to reach. Photos: ALTON PERRIE In the headwaters of some New Zealand rivers, large numbers of a very small, yet very special baby native fish are exploring their new watery world. Unsurprisingly, given its name, the dwarf galaxias is one of our smallest native fish, with most adults only growing to about 5 or 6cm long. They are similar in appearance to the koaro (one of the whitebait species) as their bodies are long and slender with amber to dark green colouring, brown patterns and beautiful silvery-gold sprinkles . The dwarf galaxias however, is non- migratory and conducts its entire life cycle in fresh water. This reclusive little fish is only found in a relatively small num- ber of rivers in the lower half of the North Island and the top half of the South Island. In the Wai- rarapa, it has been found in streams such as the Enaki, the Waihora and Abbot s Creek. Dwarf galaxias inhabit stream headwaters in the foothills, where they lead secretive lives among the spaces between rocks in shal- low, faster-flowing water. The adults lay eggs during spring and early summer, which then hatch after about three weeks. The dwarf galaxias does not live for very long, usually three years. Like most New Zealand native fish, the dwarf galaxias is becom- ing rarer. They need clean, cold water to survive and are particu- larly vulnerable to introduced trout, for which they make a tasty little snack. For this reason they are usually found in areas upstream of obstacles that pre- vent trout access. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in a stream that the dwarf galaxias lives in, these fish can sometimes be caught by plac- ingahandnetinthewaterina ripple-y area and gently displac- ing rocks just upstream (they may swim into your net while escap- ing). Be careful with your observa- tions, this special little fish is found nowhere else in the world and has a more serious conser- vation status than the little spot- ted kiwi. Amber McEwan is a freshwater ecologist based in the Wairarapa.
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