Richie Cosgrove

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s Tourism Strategy

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s New Zealand-Aotearoa Government Tourism Strategy, which sets out a plan to better manage the challenges of growth on the environment.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury

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Welcome anglers to the final weekly fishing report for the current season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 24-04-19

WFR1819.59 Will Pierce caught a 9lb salmon at the Tekapo Canal on Easter Weekend

We have made it to the last weekly report for the season and the last day of the “summer season” is fast approaching on Tuesday the 30th of April.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 18-04-19

WFR1819.58 Russell Wood displays his 25 pound Tekapo Canal salmon Credit R Adams

It’s time to get your last fix of “summer season” fishing in before many of our waters close for spawning.

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Otago Fish & Game finds mallards ducking for cover

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Otago Fish & Game officer Paul van Klink has just completed the annual mallard monitoring flights over coastal and South Otago.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 11-04-19

WFR1819.57 Some great Lake Benmore rainbow trout harvested on a Mid Canterbury Anglers Club trip

I've been in the hills hunting red deer over the past week so this report will be somewhat brief.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 04-04-19

WFR1819.56The excavated channel gets filled with spawning gravel Credit Rhys Adams

Habitat enhancement is part our job here at Central South Island Fish & Game and in March we have had a couple of collaborative projects achieve some results.

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Weekly Fishing Report – CSI- 28-03-19

WFR1819.54 Denis Howard and his Tekapo Canal salmon credit Rhys Adams

Jayde Couper and I were ranging at the Tekapo Canal yesterday morning and can report that there were some nice salmon being caught.

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Fish & Game supports firearm law reforms

Fish and Game says the just announced changes to firearms legislation is a well considered and ensures public safety.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-03-19

WFR1819.52Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens displays a Centennial Park tench Credit R Adams

After ten years absence, tench have returned to Timaru’s Centennial Park Lake, offering anglers a challenging new fishing opportunity.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21 March 2019

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Fish and Game supports measures to keep New Zealanders safe

Fish and Game says the Christchurch mosque mass killing is a tragedy and it supports an overhaul of firearm laws to ensure the safety of New Zealanders.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 14-03-19

WFR1819.51Allan Gillespies Tekapo Canal rainbow

From the canals…Fish & Game ranger Allan 'Dizzy' Gillespie fished the canals this week with some luck.

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Fish and Game staff concerned at the state of Manuherikia River

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Fish & Game staff, council and community representatives, have taken a close look at the Manuherikia River.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 07-03-19

WFR1819.49sockeye salmon preparing to spawn in the Twizel River Credit Jayde Couper

Sockeye salmon are back in spawning mode in the Mackenzie Basin.

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Angling events 2018-19

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 28-02-19

WFR1819.48 Roy Hughes and his 12 pound Lake Ohau brown trout Credit Jean Hughes

The weekends weather is looking mint; get out there and do it! there will be some great fishing to be had throughout the region this weekend, although some of our...

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Duck numbers high through the Central Canterbury region

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Duck hunters will have plenty of options when the new game bird season starts on the first Saturday in May, any misses will be probably down to the hunter and...

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Fish and Game welcomes Environment and Water Pollution Tax Proposals

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Fish and Game is welcoming recommendations for environment, pollution and water extraction taxes, saying New Zealanders want change now.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-02-19

WFR1819.46 The author and his high country brown trout from an overlooked spot X credit R Adams

There is some amazing trout fishing too be had currently, I can tell you that first hand.

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