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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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Hugh Creasy Column for December 2020

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There is a chill in the morning air, and the moon hangs above the horizon, soon to disappear as the sun rises.

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Hugh Creasy's column November 2020

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Perhaps it is the arc of the line flashing in the morning light that lifts the angler’s spirit, the sheer elegance of the cast that grips the imagination.

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Hugh Creasy's Column September 2020

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There had been a fresh fall of snow on the tops, and the water was cold.

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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

Photo 2 Anglers fish a popular stretch of the upper Tekapo Canal known as the Magic Carpet July 2020 Credit Rhys Adams

Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Licence photo competition winner announced

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A stunning late afternoon photo of a boy and his uncle fishing has won the inaugural Fish & Game NZ Fishing Licence photo competition.

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Tekapo trout tagging project underway

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Hundreds of Lake Tekapo trout have been relocated by Central South Island Fish & Game recently and most of them have a new important “accessory” on them.

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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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Review of local angling rules underway

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The Eastern Fish and Game Council are currently reviewing its angling rules (dubbed the ‘Anglers Notice’) and are seeking feedback on several proposed changes.

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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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Illegal fishing method discovered

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Fish & Game Rangers have become alerted to an illegal fishing rig being used at the Mackenzie Basin Hydro Canals.

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Salmon crisis prompts rule changes

Faced with continual decline in the sea run salmon fishery, the two Canterbury Fish & Game regions have voted this week to align most of their salmon regulations.

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Will Spry Fishing Report for Reel Life February 2019

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Mackenzie Country Report

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Mystery surrounds potential world record trout catch

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Fish and Game is trying to confirm reports of a giant trout – a potential world record – recently caught in the Mackenzie Country hydro canals.

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A beginner's guide to catching more trout!

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10am, Sunday January 6th, 2019 Stoney Point (Off Spencer Rd) LAKE TARAWERA

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Backcountry fisheries to be checked for angling pressure

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Fish & Game staff will be keeping a close eye on how much angling pressure is being placed on back country fisheries in the South Island as they open later...

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Anglers big day out

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Trout anglers’ big day arrives with the start of the new fishing season

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Datawatch tag return winners

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Tag return winners from the 2018-19 licence draw

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