By Georgia Nelson
The number of trout poachers in streams near Lake Rotorua has suddenly increased.
Fish and Game officers patrolling streams feeding into the lake have dealt with over 25 poaching offences over the past few weeks.
Fish and Game Officer Anthony van Dorp says warm weather has pushed trout back into streams.
"This year has actually been a lot more serious in terms of other years because there is a lot more fish readily available."