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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 03-12-2020

WFR2021.27 An anonymous anglers awesome Rangitata River mouth salmon November 30 2020 photo Credit Rosalie Shaw

It is exciting to hear of the first two confirmed sea-run salmon catches for the season at the Rangitata River.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 4th December 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report. A couple of Nor’ westers are going to dominate the fishing conditions this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 19-11-2020

WFR2021.22 ECan DOC and Fish Game works together to survey hapua lagoon fish communities at the north lagoon of the Rangitata River Credit Richard Cosgrove

We had a report of people poaching trout with nets at the Ashburton Lagoon this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island -11-11-2020

WFR2021.18 Kai Penei 4.5 y o with his Lake Heron salmon Credit Dean Rattray

It’s Canterbury Anniversary on Friday and our high country waters are back open for “business”.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 05-11-2020

WFR2021.15Anglers targetting salmon from the South Bank of Lake Heron on opening day of the 2019 high country fishing season credit Rhys Adams

At 0001 hours on Saturday the 7th of November, the high country season kicks-off at so many of our iconic fisheries.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 29-10-2020

WFR2021.13 The 44.3 pound brown trout held up by staff of the Razza in Twizel Credit Sean Colenso via the Twizel Community Facebook page

The big news this week is that a world record size brown trout was caught at the canals.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 22-10-2020

WFR2021.11 CSI Fish Game spend hundreds of hours behind the scenes submitting that ECan maintains and improves the habitats of sports fish and game birds Credit K De Lange

Hundreds of hours of work over the past 12 years by CSI Fish & Game staff has culminated in the lodging and presentation of a submission earlier this week at...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 15-10-2020

WFR2021.08 A brown trout patrolling the shoreline at Lake Opuha Credit R Adams

Many of our lowland streams remain low and clear and are providing excellent sight fishing opportunities.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island-08-10-2020

WFR2021.05 Harry Murphy left and Levi Julian fishing the Waitaki on Opening Morning credit R Adams 1

This week’s report was written well ahead of time, so I’ll leave this coming weekend’s weather and water level forecasting to you.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island -30-09-20

WFR2021.04 The Opihi River looking good the day before opening

It’s Opening Day tomorrow, Thursday October 1st!

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 30th September 2020

Photo 1. Lake Sumner on a good day

Tomorrow sees the opening of most of the rivers in North Canterbury, along with a number of lakes.

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Weekly Fishing report for Central South Island & North Canterbury

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What a difference a week makes! This time a week ago we were unaware of alert levels and lockdowns have only ever occurred due to some localised threat.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 19-03-2020

WFR1920.61Fishing the Tekapo River is a great day out

If you are heading to the canals this weekend and hope to catch a salmon, I suggest you try the Tekapo Canal around the Stilling Basin and salmon farms.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 12-03-2020

WFR1920.60. Phillip Williams caught this exceptionally conditioned brown trout at the Ohau A Canal recently Credit A Gillespie

The canals are fishing OK currently with the occasional whopper getting caught, but the mainstay of the catch is rainbow trout and salmon around 1kg.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region - 05-03-2020

WFR1820.52Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens displays a Centennial Park tench Credit R Adams

About this time last year, we re-introduced the seldom targeted sports fish tench to Centennial Park Lake in Timaru.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 27-02-2020

WFR1920.57An adult damselfly Credit iNaturailistNZ

The weather this weekend is looking great for fishing but on Friday parts of the high country are set to get a drenching.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 20-02-2020

WFR1920.55A very successful sockeye fishing outing on the Ahuriri Arm of Lake Benmore

The fishing proved pretty good for salmon up at Ohau C Canal last weekend and I have had reports that they’re still catching them at a reasonable rate this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 13-02-2020

WFR1920.55An aerial view of the Ohau C Canal including the new farm installation Credit R Adams 1

If you are heading to the canals this weekend, then Ohau C Canal is the place to target for small but legal-size salmon.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 30-01-2020

WFR1920.48 The Rangitata River mouth on Tuesday the 28th of January Credit R Adams

On Tuesday this week Hamish Stevens and I flew around the region in a Cessna airplane counting paradise shelduck and black swan.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 23-01-2020

WFR1920.45 Steve Frater with the previously reported Lake Aviemore salmon confirmed at 17 pounds

Last week, amongst some other great fishing reports from the Waitaki lakes, I reported being shown a Facebook post of a salmon caught in Lake Aviemore “in the 20-pound conversation”.

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