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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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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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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 13/12/18

WFR1819.24 Finn Stevens display his rare catch a rainbow trout from the Opihi River photo credit H Stevens

I’m back on deck after a week and a bit of family time and fishing.

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Central South Island Weekly Fishing Report 6 December 2018

Common flies

With Rhys away for week, I thought I would put together a brief guide on beginner fly fishing, as a fellow beginner fly fisher.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 30/11/18

WFR1819.22 The Crew from the Gone Fishing project L R Jack Drummond Mr Brent Duncan Josh Lovely Isa Creba Caleb Turland Jumm Janevinitchai

The region is still saturated, and some patchy rain is forecast for the weekend. Like last week, if you’re planning to fish a river or stream this weekend many of...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 23/11/18

WFR1819.21Jack Gillespie 9 with his brown trout caught in discoloured waters at the Ahuriri Arm Lake Benmore credit A Gillespie

The region is saturated, and more rain is forecast for the weekend. Chances are, if you’re planning to fish a river or stream this weekend it will be hard to...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 16/11/18

WFR1819.16 Jim TritschlerL and Howard Lewis have worked out how to successfully target sockeye salmon in Lake Benmore photo credit Jayde Couper

The weather forecasts that I’m reviewing as I write this are not unanimous so I won’t offer to much advice other than that there will be some rain pretty much...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 09/11/18

WFR1819.13 Matthew Broatch and Colette Brown successfully fished Lake Heron in the gales credit Rhys Adams

As I write this on Thursday Morning the forecasters are calling for significant rainfall regionwide from this afternoon and through Friday.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 02/11/18

WFR1819.10Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens display a large Lake Heron rainbow credit R Adams

If you’re heading out this weekend, then be prepared for some environmental challenges.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 26/10/18

WFR1819.08 Finn Stevens with his Opihi River brown trout October 2018

I hope you all enjoyed a Labour Weekend of fishing. The weather was stunning in Temuka, maybe a bit windier elsewhere.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 18/10/18

WFR1819.06 Jeff Zhao with a pair of salmon from the Tekapo Canal

The weather and water levels will provide fishing opportunities throughout the region this coming Labour weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 12/10/18

WFR1819.05the authors silver sea run like trout from the Opihi Catchment

We have had some rain this week, overnight on Wednesday/Thursday and now it is raining again right now, Friday morning.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 05/10/18

WFR1819.04 Opening day success on the Waitaki River for Colin Ballantyne Grahame Ballantyne and Kevin Sidon

The river flows and weather forecast are looking decent for the coming weekend region-wide but don’t take my word for it.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 28/04/18

WFR1819.01 Fish Game Officer Jayde Couper with a tagged rainbow trout from the Lower Waitaki River the yellow tag can be seen by the dorsal fin

Welcome to the new 2018-2019 sports fishing season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 27/04/18

WFR1718.60 The surveyors view of a Deep Creek braid

Monday the 30th of April is the last day of the regular fishing season.That means this weekend is the last weekend too.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 27th April 2018

NC Hydra waters

The fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region this weekend, are rivers are likely to become discoloured for a few days,...

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