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The Rakitata Revival Strategy

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Research project reaches 20-pound milestone

Scott Miller presents his 20 pound tagged brown trout before release back to the Tekapo Canal Photo credit Morgan Brown

Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.

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Corina Jordan lands ‘dream’ role as New Zealand Fish and Game Council chief executive

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New Zealand Fish and Game Council has appointed Corina Jordan to the position of chief executive.

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Secrets for Setting Decoys

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Calling in waterfowl to a decoy spread is a rewarding and exciting aspect of game bird hunting.

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Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning.

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While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening...

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CSIFG Council Sports Fish & Game Management Plan

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UPDATE APRIL 2022: THE SPORTS FISH AND GAME MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR CSIFG COUNCIL HAS BEEN RECEIVED AND APPROVED BY THE MINISTER OF CONSERVATION CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island 31 — 21/04/2022

WFR2122.64 theres still time to tango with high country a trout or two this April Credit R Adams29

The end of the “summer” season is fast approaching, but there is still time for a trip or three.

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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game

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Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 14/04/2022

WFR2122.63 Theres still time for a great fishing adventure this April Credit Kirsten Stevens

Easter weekend provides ample opportunity to get out on the water

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Police call for submissions on new rules for Clubs and Ranges

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The New Zealand Police are calling for submissions on how gun clubs and ranges operate.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 31/03/2022

WFR2122.59Jackson Herbert with his high country dry fly munching fish of the trip brown trout credit Rhys Adams

Things are looking up

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Anglers reminded to stick to the rules

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Close to one in ten anglers checked by Central South Island Fish & Game are non-compliant with the sports fishing regulations.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 24/03/2022

WFR22.57 A lone angler targets salmon at the Waitaki River mouth 23 03 2022 Credit R Adams

We are in the thick of the sea run salmon season so make sure you get out on the river before the end of the season sneaks up on you.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 17/03/2022

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There are sea run salmon in the Waitaki River and a few are getting caught, although high flows remain a challenge this season.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 10/03/2022

WFR2122.53 Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens releasing sports fish to the Tekapo Canal Photo Credit Rhys Adams

The Tekapo Canal fishery has been boosted with over 1,000 sports fish over the past week and some of them are tagged

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 03/03/2022

WFR2122.51 early atumn is a great time to enjoy some late season dry fly fishing at a amll high country lake 2

The weather forecast is looking pretty good for fishing this weekend!

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 24/02/2022

WFR2122.50 A big brown trout caught on a squirmy worm fly when river flows were triple normal summer flows Credit Rhys Adams

The sea run salmon season is in full swing so do make the time to get out on the river this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 17/02/2022

WFR2122.47 Noah Couper caught this hard fighting rainbow on a red toby at Lake Middleton photo Jayde Couper

Sunday is the pick of the fishing days this weekend with a wet and windy front set to whip through the region on Saturday.

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Salmon anglers master season bag limit

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The Canterbury sea run salmon fishing season is underway with good numbers of fish seen and being caught.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 03/02/2022

WFR2122.46 Tania Boocock caught this big canal brown on a bladed spinner at the canals recently

Check the weather forecast and river flows websites to find your window of opportunity to fish this coming Waitangi Weekend.

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