Tag: Fishing

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Canal trout research underway

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A joint project between Meridian, NIWA and Central South Island Fish & Game is underway on the hydro canals near Twizel.

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Councils unite to turn the tide for sea-run salmon

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The most significant change ever to the way sea-run salmon are managed in New Zealand has been proposed, to help rebuild the South Island’s East Coast wild sea-run salmon populations.

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South Island salmon harvest survey to start

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South Island salmon anglers are being asked for their help in the first east coast wide salmon harvest survey.

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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 - 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 - 16-01-2020

WFR1920.42 Lennox Batemans first fish a 9 pound salmon caught at the Benmore Spillway

The weather forecast is looking as good as it gets for the next few days.

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Weekly Fishing Report Central South island 9-1-2020

Lower reaches of the Rangitata Currently a good colour

The alpine rivers have finally cleared a bit, but it could be potentially short lived.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 02-01-2020

WFR1820.18salmon vs trout I.D. tip use the anal fin base length and fin ray length to distinguish trout from salmon

This is part three of my holiday period series designed to resource you with loads of information that will help you have a successful and enjoyable summer of fishing.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 26-12-19

WFR1920.36fishing with kids is choice as Credit R Adams

This is part two of my holiday period series on resourcing you with loads of information to help you have a successful and enjoyable summer of fishing.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 19-12-19

WFR1920.33Make the time this holiday period to share your love of fishing with your loved ones credit K De Lange

The holiday season is upon us and most of us will have more time than usual to get out for a fish.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 31-10-19

WFR1920.13 The wind and waves didnt stop Tim Jackson enjoying the tradition of highcountry opening and catching a trout at Lake Heron 2018 credit R Adams

Its exciting times with high-country opening weekend fast approaching on Saturday.

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Majority of anglers sticking to the rules

Photo 1 Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens displays just two handfuls of the rods siezed from offending anglers over the past season 2

With nearly a month of the new sports fishing season completed the Central South Island Fish & Game Council (CSIFGC) are satisfied with the nearly 99% level of compliance its...

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Fine weather brings out the crowds for fishing event

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Over 6000 children plus caregivers flocked to Christchurch’s Childrens Fishing Lakes at the Gsroynes today for the annual Take A kid Fishing event.

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Waitaki River Angler Access now online

Photo 3 Fish Game Officer Rhys Adams with a newly installed angler access sign on the Waitaki River at Stone wall

Trout and salmon anglers now have a brand-new online resource to help them gain access to the Waitaki River for fishing.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 10-10-19

WFR1920.06 Find good Waitaki water and you will find good Waitaki fish Credit R Adams

It is going to be one of those overcast, drizzly, rain shower sort of weekends.

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New fishing season off to a flying start

FGNZ7385a Nine year old Blake Marrett had success with wormfishing on Lake Opuha with this lovely brown trout

Despite cool weather, thousands of keen anglers around the country have been enjoying success as they try to catch a trout for the family dinner table following the opening of...

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Hugh Creasy Column

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“It’s simple, really,” said Sage, “Go deep, go heavy, go big.”

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