Richie Cosgrove

Posts by Richie Cosgrove for 'Reel Life' Newsletter:

Reel Life January 2021

RL JAN CSI 1 Quick tip take it easy while bait fishing on a beach at scenic glacial Waitaki lake

It was a wet and wild holiday period and many of our rivers and streams got a flood or a flush and that has set them up well for some...

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Reel Life December 2020


The holiday season is here and fishing in the CSI Region has got to rate highly on your to-do list.

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Reel Life November 2020

RLCSI2 Evan Adams tries his luck at a stream mouth on Lake Pukaki Creidt R Adams

The fishing season has been awesome so far with so many anglers getting out and enjoying the countries most popular and secret waterways.

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Reel Life October 2020

RLCSI3 Lake Poaka is a scenic spot to fly fish on high country opening Credit R Adams

The new 2020-21 season has got off to a great start but things are set to get even better.

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Reel Life September 2020

RL CSI 1 Blake Marrett had success worm fishing on Lake Opuha on Opening Day 2019 credit R Cosgrove

The new season starts on Thursday the 1st of October!

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Reel Life August 2020

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The new fishing season is only five weekends away and your new season fishing licence will unlock the full fishing potential of New Zealand for you to explore.

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Central South Island Reel Life November 2019

RL Nov CSI 1 William Humm with a nice rainbow from Opening Day at Lake Heron

The fishing has been excellent this November with some great catches being reported.

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Nelson Marlborough Reel Life Mar 2017

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Trout flying bright green streamers were released into the Riuwaka River during a day long operation in mid-March. 

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Calm conditions and clear water through March was welcomed by anglers.

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West Coast Reel Life Mar 2017

Dallas Dowdell with a Nice South Westland Salmon Caught Last Week

Conditions have certainly come right recently, with great fishing available.

Both opportunities for salmon and trout fishing have been excellent this month, as the weather has settled down and the river flows have stabilised.

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North Canterbury Reel Life Mar 2017

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Late March and early April often brings settled weather to the Canterbury region.

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Southland Reel Life Mar 2017


Finally, in a clear patch of weather Southland staff were able to get out and undertake drift diving surveys as part of their annual trout monitoring program.

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Central South Island Reel Life Mar 2017

RLmar17CSI2 box ticked Rhys Adams returned to this river found while hunting

April is the last month of the ‘summer’ fishing season.

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