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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury

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Welcome anglers to the final weekly fishing report for the current season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 24-04-19

WFR1819.59 Will Pierce caught a 9lb salmon at the Tekapo Canal on Easter Weekend

We have made it to the last weekly report for the season and the last day of the “summer season” is fast approaching on Tuesday the 30th of April.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 18-04-19

WFR1819.58 Russell Wood displays his 25 pound Tekapo Canal salmon Credit R Adams

It’s time to get your last fix of “summer season” fishing in before many of our waters close for spawning.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 11-04-19

WFR1819.57 Some great Lake Benmore rainbow trout harvested on a Mid Canterbury Anglers Club trip

I've been in the hills hunting red deer over the past week so this report will be somewhat brief.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 04-04-19

WFR1819.56The excavated channel gets filled with spawning gravel Credit Rhys Adams

Habitat enhancement is part our job here at Central South Island Fish & Game and in March we have had a couple of collaborative projects achieve some results.

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Have a go at trout fishing with a ‘well priced’ licence

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With cooler weather now kicking in, Fish & Game says there’s plenty of opportunity for trout fishing ahead for those yet to buy a fishing licence.

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Weekly Fishing Report – CSI- 28-03-19

WFR1819.54 Denis Howard and his Tekapo Canal salmon credit Rhys Adams

Jayde Couper and I were ranging at the Tekapo Canal yesterday morning and can report that there were some nice salmon being caught.

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Sockeye salmon create autumn spectacle

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The Mackenzie Country has a new autumn tourist attraction, with a spectacular run of sockeye salmon heading up the region’s rivers to spawn.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-03-19

WFR1819.52Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens displays a Centennial Park tench Credit R Adams

After ten years absence, tench have returned to Timaru’s Centennial Park Lake, offering anglers a challenging new fishing opportunity.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21 March 2019

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 14-03-19

WFR1819.51Allan Gillespies Tekapo Canal rainbow

From the canals…Fish & Game ranger Allan 'Dizzy' Gillespie fished the canals this week with some luck.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 07-03-19

WFR1819.49sockeye salmon preparing to spawn in the Twizel River Credit Jayde Couper

Sockeye salmon are back in spawning mode in the Mackenzie Basin.

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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 - 28-02-19

WFR1819.48 Roy Hughes and his 12 pound Lake Ohau brown trout Credit Jean Hughes

The weekends weather is looking mint; get out there and do it! there will be some great fishing to be had throughout the region this weekend, although some of our...

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Fish & Game mount ‘active checks’ on areas including stream mouths

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Eastern Region Fish & Game staff have been “actively checking” the anglers congregating at local stream mouths, especially on Lake Rotorua.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-02-19

WFR1819.46 The author and his high country brown trout from an overlooked spot X credit R Adams

There is some amazing trout fishing too be had currently, I can tell you that first hand.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 14-07-19

WFR1819.44 Martin Stewart with his rippa brownie from Harrisons Bight Lake Heron

We are due for a southerly front to blast up the country tonight. In terms of rain it looks like the main divide may receive a meaningful rain event and...

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Eastern Fish & Game seeks angler feedback

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Fish & Game is appealing to trout anglers for information about their fishing trips in the Eastern Region that includes the Rotorua lakes.

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Central South Island Weekly Fishing Report 8 Feb 2019

Hamish Stevens with a hand full of juvenile trout from a Lake Opuha Tributary Photo R Adams

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been spending a fair chunk of our time electric fishing waterways around our region in the search for juvenile salmon and trout.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 31-01-19

WFR1819.40After a wet summer the Hakataramea River is still holding flow at Wrights Crossing credit R Adams

The weather will provide an opportunity to get out for a fish this weekend. A front is whipping through the region on Friday, but a calm weekend is forecast.

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