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Weekly Fishing report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for November 24 2023

WFR2223.22 Trevor Hendry caught this 6.5lb rainbow at Lake Benmore this November

Two veteran anglers are claiming the rainbow trout are big this season at Lake Benmore.

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for November 17 2022

WFR2223.18 Kate Le Lievre with a great Lake Pukaki brown trout caught on her October opening weekend trip photo by Charles Smith

Your catch pictures say a thousand words

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WEEKLY FISHING REPORT FOR CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND & NORTH CANTERBURY

WFR2223.15 Richard Ramsay at Lake Alexandrina on Opening Day 2016 photo by Rhys Adams

With the rainbow trout spawning season coming to an end in the CSI Region, our high-country waters and other sensitive fisheries are opening for fishing on Saturday, 5th November,...

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Weekly Fishing report for Central South Island and North Canterbury Fish & Game 27 October 2022

WFR2223.12 Time to get prepared for high country opening photo by Rhys Adams

CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND REPORTTime to prepare for high-country opening

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Rods and fish seized during night ranging operation at canals

Photo 1 CSIFG Central South Island Fish Game Compliance Coordinator Hamish Stevens with the rods seized over Labour Weekend

Central South Island Fish & Game rangers were active at the Mackenzie Basin hydro canal fishery during the night over Labour Weekend.

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2022 Twizel Kids Salmon Fishing Day

Jarvis McPherson 3yo and Dad Logan from Aoraki Mt Cook 2

Organised by Central South Island Fish & Game. Supported by Mt Cook Alpine Salmon. Spot prizes donated by Meridian Energy, Jake’s Hardware and Southern Alps Outdoors.

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Canterbury anglers hit the rivers and lakes on Opening Day

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Canterbury anglers came out in force on Saturday to fish the first day of the new fishing season.

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Anglers Out in Force for Start of the Season

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Fish & Game NZ is expecting a "massive" turn-out of anglers this weekend for the opening of the new freshwater fishing season which kicks off Saturday, October 1.

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Celebration of Women in Angling This Saturday

Successful outing for WOTF

This is the third year the event has been held. It is growing globally as women from around the world and here in Aotearoa New Zealand, appreciate the multitude of...

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Salmonid Ecology Scholarship launched

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A scholarship for a PhD student undertaking research into the ecology, conservation and management of trout and trout fisheries has been set up in the name of the late...

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Ōhau River Spring Season ballots – Period 2 ballot open for entries

Cate Lee caught and released this huge rainbow trout on the 2021 Spring Season Opening Day

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSIFG) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to limit angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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Ōhau River Spring Season ballots to open on 15 July

Lance Gill caught this stunning rainbow trout during the 2021 Spring Season photo by Ben Sowry

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSIFG) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to limit angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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2022 Special Winter Edition Fishing Report - Central South Island

WFRcsi1 Rug up warm and enjoy some fantastic winter fishing in the Mackenzie Basins hydro lakes

Welcome to our one-off winter special edition of the weekly fishing report.

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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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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 14/04/2022

WFR2122.63 Theres still time for a great fishing adventure this April Credit Kirsten Stevens

Easter weekend provides ample opportunity to get out on the water

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 31/03/2022

WFR2122.59Jackson Herbert with his high country dry fly munching fish of the trip brown trout credit Rhys Adams

Things are looking up

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Anglers reminded to stick to the rules

Central South Island Fish Game Compliance coordinator Hamish Stevens displays some of the equipment and catch siezed from angler this fishing season 1 1 copy 1 copy

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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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 24/03/2022

WFR22.57 A lone angler targets salmon at the Waitaki River mouth 23 03 2022 Credit R Adams

We are in the thick of the sea run salmon season so make sure you get out on the river before the end of the season sneaks up on you.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 10/03/2022

WFR2122.53 Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens releasing sports fish to the Tekapo Canal Photo Credit Rhys Adams

The Tekapo Canal fishery has been boosted with over 1,000 sports fish over the past week and some of them are tagged

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 03/03/2022

WFR2122.51 early atumn is a great time to enjoy some late season dry fly fishing at a amll high country lake 2

The weather forecast is looking pretty good for fishing this weekend!

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