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Angling events 2018-19

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 16/11/18

WFR1819.16 Jim TritschlerL and Howard Lewis have worked out how to successfully target sockeye salmon in Lake Benmore photo credit Jayde Couper

The weather forecasts that I’m reviewing as I write this are not unanimous so I won’t offer to much advice other than that there will be some rain pretty much...

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Kiwis set quacking pace at world waterfowl calling champs

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Kiwi duck callers have “done New Zealand proud” in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the United States – with a string of placings including a second.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 09/11/18

WFR1819.13 Matthew Broatch and Colette Brown successfully fished Lake Heron in the gales credit Rhys Adams

As I write this on Thursday Morning the forecasters are calling for significant rainfall regionwide from this afternoon and through Friday.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 02/11/18

WFR1819.10Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens display a large Lake Heron rainbow credit R Adams

If you’re heading out this weekend, then be prepared for some environmental challenges.

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Kiwis off to compete in world duck calling champs

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Some of New Zealand’s top duck callers are preparing to head to the U.S. to compete in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the state of Maryland.

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Backcountry fisheries to be checked for angling pressure

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Fish & Game staff will be keeping a close eye on how much angling pressure is being placed on back country fisheries in the South Island as they open later...

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David Hayes Column for Reel Life October 2018

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Business as usual?

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life October 2018

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Chris Dore fishing report for Reel Life October 2018

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Southern happenings

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life October 2018

Geese are creatures of little brain. But what they do have gives them a courageous and cunning streak that leads to survival against the odds.

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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life October 2018

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Mackenzie Country Report

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 26/10/18

WFR1819.08 Finn Stevens with his Opihi River brown trout October 2018

I hope you all enjoyed a Labour Weekend of fishing. The weather was stunning in Temuka, maybe a bit windier elsewhere.

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2018 Twizel Kids Salmon Fishing Day at Loch Cameron

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Organised by Central South Island Fish & Game. Supported by Mt Cook Alpine Salmon. Spot prizes donated by Meridian Energy, Jake’s Hardware and Southern Alps Outdoors.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 18/10/18

WFR1819.06 Jeff Zhao with a pair of salmon from the Tekapo Canal

The weather and water levels will provide fishing opportunities throughout the region this coming Labour weekend.

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Time’s running out - have your say on protecting trout!

Opening Ocxt 2018 jigging off Red Beach Lake Tarawera.

Fish & Game is calling on anglers, as a deadline approaches, to step up their efforts to ensure trout and angling are protected from the controversial Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish)...

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Otago Fish & Game Officer vacancy

Otago Fish & Game Council is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the management of sports fish (trout & salmon) and game birds (primarily waterfowl) and their habitats, in the recreational...

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Fish for Gold angler ‘lucky several times over’ in his catch

Fish Gold 18 winner Sven Tetenburg

The only angler to catch an orange tagged trout in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” has described just how lucky he was to catch the special trout.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 12/10/18

WFR1819.05the authors silver sea run like trout from the Opihi Catchment

We have had some rain this week, overnight on Wednesday/Thursday and now it is raining again right now, Friday morning.

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Angler catches orange tag trout in ‘fishy lucky dip'

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An angler has caught the first trout with an orange tag in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” – stoking up interest in the hunt for a fish worth $10,000.

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