Category: Fishing

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Research project reaches 20-pound milestone

Scott Miller presents his 20 pound tagged brown trout before release back to the Tekapo Canal Photo credit Morgan Brown

Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island 31 — 21/04/2022

WFR2122.64 theres still time to tango with high country a trout or two this April Credit R Adams29

The end of the “summer” season is fast approaching, but there is still time for a trip or three.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 14/04/2022

WFR2122.63 Theres still time for a great fishing adventure this April Credit Kirsten Stevens

Easter weekend provides ample opportunity to get out on the water

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 31/03/2022

WFR2122.59Jackson Herbert with his high country dry fly munching fish of the trip brown trout credit Rhys Adams

Things are looking up

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Anglers reminded to stick to the rules

Central South Island Fish Game Compliance coordinator Hamish Stevens displays some of the equipment and catch siezed from angler this fishing season 1 1 copy 1 copy

Close to one in ten anglers checked by Central South Island Fish & Game are non-compliant with the sports fishing regulations.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 24/03/2022

WFR22.57 A lone angler targets salmon at the Waitaki River mouth 23 03 2022 Credit R Adams

We are in the thick of the sea run salmon season so make sure you get out on the river before the end of the season sneaks up on you.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 10/03/2022

WFR2122.53 Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens releasing sports fish to the Tekapo Canal Photo Credit Rhys Adams

The Tekapo Canal fishery has been boosted with over 1,000 sports fish over the past week and some of them are tagged

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 03/03/2022

WFR2122.51 early atumn is a great time to enjoy some late season dry fly fishing at a amll high country lake 2

The weather forecast is looking pretty good for fishing this weekend!

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 24/02/2022

WFR2122.50 A big brown trout caught on a squirmy worm fly when river flows were triple normal summer flows Credit Rhys Adams

The sea run salmon season is in full swing so do make the time to get out on the river this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 17/02/2022

WFR2122.47 Noah Couper caught this hard fighting rainbow on a red toby at Lake Middleton photo Jayde Couper

Sunday is the pick of the fishing days this weekend with a wet and windy front set to whip through the region on Saturday.

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Salmon anglers master season bag limit

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The Canterbury sea run salmon fishing season is underway with good numbers of fish seen and being caught.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 03/02/2022

WFR2122.46 Tania Boocock caught this big canal brown on a bladed spinner at the canals recently

Check the weather forecast and river flows websites to find your window of opportunity to fish this coming Waitangi Weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 27/01/2022

WFR2122.43 Josh House caught his PB salmon 11.7 lb on a 21g Chinook lure at the Tekapo Canal credit Chris House

Thanks to anglers named Chris we have a few more catch reports to share this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 20/01/2022

WFR2021.40. Howard Lewis caught this large sockeye salmon at Lake Benmore in January 2022 photo J Tritschler

We are delighted to share catch reports from our readers this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 13/01/2022

WFR2122.38 summertime fishing at Lake Alexandrina Credit Rhys Adams

It’s time to enjoy summer fishing conditions

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 06/01/2021 – Holiday Edition #2

FGNZ7641A summertime is the perfect time for some family time and fishing adventures Credit Richie Cosgrove

The holidays roll on for many of us and there is some fantastic fishing to be had.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 30/12/2021 – Holiday Edition #1

FGNZ7315A Grab a licence rod and lure and go explore credit Richie Cosgrove2

It’s time to explore the wonderful sports fishing opportunities on offer throughout the Central South Island Region.

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Weekly Fishing Report - Central South Island -23-12-2021

FGNZ7083A What better time to teach a young person to fish than during the summer holidays Credit Richie Cosgrove

The summer holidays are here, you beauty!

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Weekly Fishing Report - Central South Island Region - 16-12-2021

WFR2122.31Fish Game and ECan staff undertaking seine netting for hapua fish community research at the Waitaki River Credit R Adams

First-off in this report I’d like to highlight some recent work of Fish & Game staff.

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Weekly Fishing Report - Central South Island - 09-12-2021

Bek Green with Christmas dinner caught from the Tekapo Canal photo Simon Green

There have been a few salmon caught at the Tekapo and Ohau C Canals lately, there may still be a few about this weekend.

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