Category: Fishing

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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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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 24-01-19

WFR1819.39 An angler gets checked at the Ohau C Canal

In last week's fishing report, I mentioned that a 55lb brown trout was said to have been caught at the canals recently.

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Dairy farmer’s ‘pretty special’ trout rod from Fish & Game

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A Waikato dairy farmer and keen angler has won a handcrafted fly rod from Fish and Game – and he knows exactly how to use it.

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Mystery surrounds potential world record trout catch

Anglers on the tekapo canal

Fish and Game is trying to confirm reports of a giant trout – a potential world record – recently caught in the Mackenzie Country hydro canals.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 17-01-19

WFR1819.37 Hamish Stevens caught this 4lb searun brown from Ashburton River mouth

After providing reports on salmon fishing at the Opihi and Rangitata rivers last week I thought I better do the same for the Waitaki this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 10-01-19

WFR1819.34 Shelton Tipper and his Opihi Salmon from the surf 08 01 2019 credit Paul McLaughlan

It is with pleasure I can share some photos of successful sea-run salmon anglers and their salmon this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 03-01-19

WFR1819.31Jake Hall and his 3.5lb Lake Benmore rainbow trout

We have finally had some great weather and some fishing to match it, waterway conditions are becoming more like what we would expect in late November than early January, that’s...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 27/12/18

WFR1819.30 Callum Wood and his catch from the 22nd and 23rd of December

I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday period and have had a cast already.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 20/12/18

WFR1819.27 the area of interest at the Ashburton River mouth for the ECan survey

I’ll summarise the weather forecast and current river conditions for you in this report.

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