Richie Cosgrove

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The Rakitata Revival Strategy

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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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Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning.

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While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening...

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CSIFG Council Sports Fish & Game Management Plan

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UPDATE APRIL 2022: THE SPORTS FISH AND GAME MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR CSIFG COUNCIL HAS BEEN RECEIVED AND APPROVED BY THE MINISTER OF CONSERVATION CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT.

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

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

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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game

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Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.

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Police call for submissions on new rules for Clubs and Ranges

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The New Zealand Police are calling for submissions on how gun clubs and ranges operate.

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Anglers reminded to stick to the rules

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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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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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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2022 announced

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A photo of a pheasant gliding into land by Tauranga’s Jeanette Nee is the image that will adorn the 2022 Game Bird Habitat Stamp.

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Every Wetland Counts

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Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050

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CSI Managed Wetlands hunting ballots now open

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The opportunity to access some of the best public land areas for game bird hunting in New Zealand starts today.

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Manchurian wild rice could trick you

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Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.

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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 02/12/2021

WFR2122.25 Geoff Clarke and his gigantic 17.5 pound sockeye salmon credit Dennis Laplanche

The canals have produced another potential world record sports fish!

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 25/11/2021

WFR2122.23 another 5 pound plus Opihi Catchment brown for the author caught during an evening rise Credit R Adams

Just a reminder, I have claimed this season as "big-fish" year in the Opihi River catchment.

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Band-Aid Won’t Heal Canterbury’s Water Woes

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Fish & Game says Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) recent amendments to planning provisions are nothing more than a “band-aid solution” to critical overallocation and pollution of the region’s waterways.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 18/11/2021

WFR2122.21 The canals litter pick up event is on again this Saturday

Good luck and "good on ya" to those anglers and others heading to the canals litter pick up event this Saturday.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island, 04-11-2021

WFR2122.16 Murray Johnson fishing the Twizel River on High country Opening Day 2020 credit Rhys Adams

It's an exciting time of year to be a trout and salmon angler with springtime fishing in full swing, the high-country season opening this Saturday and the start of the...

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