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.

Trout and angling under threat

Trout and salmon are facing one of the most serious threats posed to them as a result of new legislation just introduced to Parliament.

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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 Council Dates for 2018

Next Central South Island Fish & Game Council Meeting: 18 October 2018 – 7 pm

Where: Council Boardroom at 32 Richard Pearse Drive, Temuka.

Licenceholders and members of the public are welcome to attend. Copies of Council Agendas and minutes are available on request under the terms of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.


More Council Information

Report on RWL Rock Bund for Excluding Fish-July 2018

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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Fishing

New fishing season kicks off 1st October, 2018

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Current hunting season started 5 May 2018

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12

regions managed

180k

kilometres of rivers

4,090

individual lakes

1

environment to protect

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