Category: Fishing

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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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Salmon escape prompts Fish & Game crackdown

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Fish & Game Rangers from the Central South Island region are patrolling the Ohau C canal system near Twizel in force after an unexpected escape of over 2,000 salmon this week.

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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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