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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island-04-03-2021

WFR2021.48 Elliot Gilchrist caught this tagged rainbow trout that doubled its weight in just 7 months in the Tekapo Canal

This week I have two tagged trout catch reports to share which also serves as a timely reminder for anglers to keep an eye out for tagged trout and to...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 25-02-2021

WFR2021.48 the upper reaches of the Rangitata River and its tributaries closes for sea run salmon on Sunday 28 February Credit Rhys Adams

We are in the thick of the sea-run salmon season and if you haven't been out this season yet then you better get a wriggle on.

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Trout farming ban continuation welcomed

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The Government's decision to reject commercial trout farming is a responsible move and will come as welcome news to the 150,000 freshwater anglers throughout the country, says Fish & Game...

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Weekly Fishing Report - Central South Island 18 Feb 2021

Lake Alex on a calm day

In the last week, I’ve managed to get around a fair chunk of the CSI Region and things are looking pretty good for this time of year as flows remain...

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Hugh Creasy column for Feb 2021

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In the heat of the day, the road surface glistens black with melting tar, and the roadside broom crackles with ripening seed pods bursting and brittle.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 11-02-2021

WFR2021.45 Salmon anglers fishing the Rangitata River gut 9 2 21 Credit R Adams

Get yourself ready for a great late summer fishing trip this weekend as conditions are looking favourable.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 04-02-2021

WFR21.43 John Ferran and his biggest trout landed on fly from a creek in the Ashburton District

It is great to be able to share exceptional catch reports this week from two weekly fishing report readers.

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Stunning photo helps save wetlands

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Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s stunning photo of a New Zealand shoveler duck lifting off the water has won the 2021 Game bird habitat stamp photo competition.

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CSI Managed Wetlands hunting ballots open now

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The opportunity to access some of the best public land areas for game bird hunting in New Zealand starts today.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 28-01-2021

WFR2021.41 keep an eye out for Tekapo Canal trout with yellow colour tag each with a unique 4 digit number to report credit J Craig

After the heatwave, this week we are heading into a weekend of mild temps, light-moderate winds and a mix of brilliant sunshine and benign overcast cloud.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 28th January 2021

Fishing conditions look favourable this weekend following a week of discoloured rivers due to a small fresh last weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 21-01-2021

WFR2021.38 Luke Green succeeded in catching his first and second ever trout at Lake Tekapo with his new rod gifted from Fish Game credit Simon Green

Our rod giveaway for junior anglers was a success.

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Hugh Creasy column for January 2021

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The howling winds of January will die away, the rivers will subside and the sun will shine.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 14-01-2021

WFR2021.36 Rob and Gerald sharing a successful moment at Lake Ruataniwha Credit Rob Gonzales

After a short hiatus, thanks to an upgrade of our email delivery system, I thought we would kick off the weekly reports for 2021 with a success story.

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Central South Island compliance update for 2019/20

CSI Fish Game Compliance Coordinator Hamish Stevens checks on anglers fishing the Hakataramea River Photo Credit Lee Sarson 2

Two months into the new sports fishing season, the Central South Island Fish & Game Council (CSI Fish & Game) is pleased that 98% of anglers are following the rules.

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Christmas boost for canal fishing opportunities due to power station upgrades

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Anglers fishing the Tekapo Canal over the summer holidays have had an early Christmas present with a boost in their chances due to Genesis Energy and Central South Island Fish...

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Thursday 24th December 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island - 24 December 2020

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Merry Christmas from the team at Central South Island Fish and Game.

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New Zealand Fish and Game Council Chief Executive Martin Taylor resigns

"Martin Taylor has made a significant contribution to Fish & Game. Both as Chief Executive of the New Zealand Fish and Game Council since 2017 and as a past chair...

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Huge Boost for Wetland Restoration

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