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Canterbury anglers hit the rivers and lakes on Opening Day

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Canterbury anglers came out in force on Saturday to fish the first day of the new fishing season.

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Anglers Out in Force for Start of the Season

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Fish & Game NZ is expecting a "massive" turn-out of anglers this weekend for the opening of the new freshwater fishing season which kicks off Saturday, October 1.

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly fishing report for September 29 2022

WFR2223.01 Lake Opuha is a great option for fishing opening day and the October school holidays Credit Richard Cosgrove

Welcome to the first Central South Island (CSI) weekly fishing report for the 2022/2023 sports fishing season, soon to open this Saturday - the first of October!

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Celebration of Women in Angling This Saturday

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This is the third year the event has been held. It is growing globally as women from around the world and here in Aotearoa New Zealand, appreciate the multitude of...

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Conservation Week is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort by anglers and hun

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Conservation Week (September 5-11) is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort invested by anglers and hunters throughout the country, says Fish & Game NZ.

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Salmonid Ecology Scholarship launched

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A scholarship for a PhD student undertaking research into the ecology, conservation and management of trout and trout fisheries has been set up in the name of the late...

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Repeat offending angler fined for exceeding the bag limit

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Southland angler Christopher Wood was fined nearly $1500 in the Timaru District Court last week.

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Ōhau River Spring Season ballots – Period 2 ballot open for entries

Cate Lee caught and released this huge rainbow trout on the 2021 Spring Season Opening Day

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSIFG) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to limit angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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CSI Fish & Game Resource Officer/Planner position available

Central South Island Fish & Game Council is a statutory body charged with managing freshwater sports fisheries and game bird populations on behalf of angling and hunting licence holders.

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Ōhau River Spring Season ballots to open on 15 July

Lance Gill caught this stunning rainbow trout during the 2021 Spring Season photo by Ben Sowry

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSIFG) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to limit angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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2022 Special Winter Edition Fishing Report - Central South Island

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Welcome to our one-off winter special edition of the weekly fishing report.

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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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