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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 05-12-19

WFR1920.29 the Opihi River has provided a reliable fishing option this season credit R Adams

The westerly fronts are on repeat this spring – they usually are.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-11-19

WFR1920.22 rivers like the Opihi offer good flows and excellent sight fishing currently Credit K De Lange

My read on the weather forecast for this weekend is to target a Saturday morning fish if you can.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 13-11-19

WFR1920.17 Lake Hood near Ashburton provides easy access perch and trout fishing

This report is coming to you a day early for all those folks who will be preparing to have Friday off for Canterbury Anniversary.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 07-11-19

WFR1920.17 Frank Bluch and his 29 pound rainbow caught flyfishing credit Nicor Sutherland

The high country could be a bit windy this weekend as there are several westerly fronts forecast to hit the main divide over the next four days.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 31-10-19

WFR1920.13 The wind and waves didnt stop Tim Jackson enjoying the tradition of highcountry opening and catching a trout at Lake Heron 2018 credit R Adams

Its exciting times with high-country opening weekend fast approaching on Saturday.

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Majority of anglers sticking to the rules

Photo 1 Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens displays just two handfuls of the rods siezed from offending anglers over the past season 2

With nearly a month of the new sports fishing season completed the Central South Island Fish & Game Council (CSIFGC) are satisfied with the nearly 99% level of compliance its...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 24-10-19

WFR1920.12 Two salmon and a rainbow from Lake Tekapo last Saturday credit R De Lange

It is not the greatest forecast for Labour Weekend but there will be windows of opportunity for anyone willing to make it work.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 25th October 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Fine weather brings out the crowds for fishing event

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Over 6000 children plus caregivers flocked to Christchurch’s Childrens Fishing Lakes at the Gsroynes today for the annual Take A kid Fishing event.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 17-10-19

WFR1920.08 Toby Greer with his 7 pound lake Benmore salmon

There will be widespread rain on Friday and with it a real chance that river levels will be elevated on Saturday – maybe just a little bit or maybe too much.

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Waitaki River Angler Access now online

Photo 3 Fish Game Officer Rhys Adams with a newly installed angler access sign on the Waitaki River at Stone wall

Trout and salmon anglers now have a brand-new online resource to help them gain access to the Waitaki River for fishing.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 10-10-19

WFR1920.06 Find good Waitaki water and you will find good Waitaki fish Credit R Adams

It is going to be one of those overcast, drizzly, rain shower sort of weekends.

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2019 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 - 03-10-19

WFR1920.03 Ken Home caught this brownie on his second cast of the season at the Opihi Lagoon Credit R Adams

Well the season is underway and a fair few anglers have already tasted success.

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New fishing season off to a flying start

FGNZ7385a Nine year old Blake Marrett had success with wormfishing on Lake Opuha with this lovely brown trout

Despite cool weather, thousands of keen anglers around the country have been enjoying success as they try to catch a trout for the family dinner table following the opening of...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 26-09-19

WFR1920.01The Opihi River looking enticing to fish a few days before the opening of the new season

Welcome to the 2019-2020 fishing season and another series of 30 back-to-back weekly fishing reports.

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Hugh Creasy Column

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“It’s simple, really,” said Sage, “Go deep, go heavy, go big.”

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Canterbury Anglers call to action

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The Central South Island Fish and Game Council and the North Canterbury Fish and Game Council both wish to alert you to a policy proposed by Environment Canterbury that threatens...

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Illegal fishing method discovered

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Fish & Game Rangers have become alerted to an illegal fishing rig being used at the Mackenzie Basin Hydro Canals.

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Salmon crisis prompts rule changes

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Faced with continual decline in the sea run salmon fishery, the two Canterbury Fish & Game regions have voted this week to align most of their salmon regulations.

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