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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 18-03-2021

WFR2021.51 The blowfly imitation fly and one of the three fish it tricked

The weather forecast is looking great for fishing this weekend with sunshine or high cloud, mild temperatures and light winds.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 18 March 2021

View upstream from the wheelchair fishing platofrm at McIntoshes Rocks on the lower Waimakariri River

The weather looks great for fishing throughout the region this weekend and into next week.

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Hugh Creasy Column March 2021

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Change is coming, chill winds from the south sweep through the forests.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island -11-03-2021

WFR2021.49 Callum Pawsey holds a massive sockeye salmon caught in February at Lake Ruataniwha

Sockeye salmon spawning is in full swing and if you haven't checked out this phenomenon before then have a look off the Twizel River Bridge on State Highway 8.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island-04-03-2021

WFR2021.48 Elliot Gilchrist caught this tagged rainbow trout that doubled its weight in just 7 months in the Tekapo Canal

This week I have two tagged trout catch reports to share which also serves as a timely reminder for anglers to keep an eye out for tagged trout and to...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 25-02-2021

WFR2021.48 the upper reaches of the Rangitata River and its tributaries closes for sea run salmon on Sunday 28 February Credit Rhys Adams

We are in the thick of the sea-run salmon season and if you haven't been out this season yet then you better get a wriggle on.

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Weekly Fishing Report - Central South Island 18 Feb 2021

Lake Alex on a calm day

In the last week, I’ve managed to get around a fair chunk of the CSI Region and things are looking pretty good for this time of year as flows remain...

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Hugh Creasy column for Feb 2021

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In the heat of the day, the road surface glistens black with melting tar, and the roadside broom crackles with ripening seed pods bursting and brittle.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 11-02-2021

WFR2021.45 Salmon anglers fishing the Rangitata River gut 9 2 21 Credit R Adams

Get yourself ready for a great late summer fishing trip this weekend as conditions are looking favourable.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 04-02-2021

WFR21.43 John Ferran and his biggest trout landed on fly from a creek in the Ashburton District

It is great to be able to share exceptional catch reports this week from two weekly fishing report readers.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 28-01-2021

WFR2021.41 keep an eye out for Tekapo Canal trout with yellow colour tag each with a unique 4 digit number to report credit J Craig

After the heatwave, this week we are heading into a weekend of mild temps, light-moderate winds and a mix of brilliant sunshine and benign overcast cloud.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 28th January 2021

Fishing conditions look favourable this weekend following a week of discoloured rivers due to a small fresh last weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 21-01-2021

WFR2021.38 Luke Green succeeded in catching his first and second ever trout at Lake Tekapo with his new rod gifted from Fish Game credit Simon Green

Our rod giveaway for junior anglers was a success.

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Hugh Creasy column for January 2021

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The howling winds of January will die away, the rivers will subside and the sun will shine.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 14-01-2021

WFR2021.36 Rob and Gerald sharing a successful moment at Lake Ruataniwha Credit Rob Gonzales

After a short hiatus, thanks to an upgrade of our email delivery system, I thought we would kick off the weekly reports for 2021 with a success story.

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Christmas boost for canal fishing opportunities due to power station upgrades

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Anglers fishing the Tekapo Canal over the summer holidays have had an early Christmas present with a boost in their chances due to Genesis Energy and Central South Island Fish...

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Thursday 24th December 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island - 24 December 2020

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Merry Christmas from the team at Central South Island Fish and Game.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 17-12-2020

WFR2021.34 Liz Melbourne and her 27lb rainbow from Lake Ruataniwha Ohau B Canal

If you haven’t tried fishing with a booby fly at the canals or other rainbow trout fisheries, then I suggest giving it a crack this summer.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 11th December 2020

WFR 1 A nicely conditioned 16lb salmon caught at the Rakaia River last weekend. Photo supplied by NZSAA.

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, although Nor’ westers have been dominant in the last week, the amount of rainfall in the headwaters hasn’t been too excessive.

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