Central South Island

Central South Island Region

This region extends from the south bank of the Rakaia River in the north, to Moeraki in the south. With their headwaters in the Southern Alps, the Waitaki and the Rangitata are the region’s biggest rivers.

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CSI Fishing Locations and Access

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Most of New Zealand’s salmon run is contained within the border of the Central South Island (CSI) and North Canterbury Fish & Game regions. The Rangitata River mouth is one of the best known locations.

Smaller rivers, including the Opihi-Temuka and Ashburton, together with many high country lakes provide habitat for substantial brown and rainbow trout fisheries.

Many of CSI’s larger river beds and lakes are public lands, which provides good access to game bird hunting across the region. Of course, it’s important to advise adjoining landowners when you wish to hunt these areas.


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Upcoming Meeting Dates - 2022

Central South Island Fish & Game

- Council Meeting - Thursday 3 February 2022.

  Time 7:00 pm

Where: 32 Richard Pearse Drive, Temuka.

Licence holders are welcome to attend.  Please be advised that masks must be worn in Council’s building and 1-metre distancing rule will apply.  CSI Council will be adhering to the rules stipulated under the Orange Covid Traffic Light system.

Copies of the Council Agenda is available under the provisions of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 


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Physical Address:
32 Richard Pearse Drive, Temuka 7920.

Postal Address:
PO Box 150, Temuka 7948.

Phone:
03 615 8400

Fax:
03 615 8401

Email:
csi@fishandgame.org.nz

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