UPDATE: Anglers Score a Victory on a New Zealand High-Country Stream

Written by: Dave Jensen, Jensen Fly Fishing


Pressure from the online fly-fishing community helped to save a New Zealand gem from destruction.
Video capture by Dave Jensen

Last March, we made a video about New Zealand’s Kakapo Brook and highlighted a petition that our friend Serge Bonnafoux had launched to kill the application to dam the stream for irrigation and power. That application was rejected two days ago.

I just wanted to give that heads up that we can use the Internet as a force in conservation; that a little hard work and networking goes a long way; that even tourist anglers can make a difference; and that holiday photos and videos can be used to effect positive change.

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