Category: Fishing

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Hugh Creasy column for January 2021

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The howling winds of January will die away, the rivers will subside and the sun will shine.

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Christmas boost for canal fishing opportunities due to power station upgrades

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Anglers fishing the Tekapo Canal over the summer holidays have had an early Christmas present with a boost in their chances due to Genesis Energy and Central South Island Fish...

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Thursday 24th December 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island - 24 December 2020

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Merry Christmas from the team at Central South Island Fish and Game.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 11th December 2020

WFR 1 A nicely conditioned 16lb salmon caught at the Rakaia River last weekend. Photo supplied by NZSAA.

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, although Nor’ westers have been dominant in the last week, the amount of rainfall in the headwaters hasn’t been too excessive.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 10-12-2020

WFR2021.30 Where Wayne fished The Ohau C Canal and Lake Benmore beyond photo Credit Rhys Adams

Lake Benmore is a favourite fishery for South Island anglers, in fact, on paper it’s recorded as the second most fished lake New Zealand - that caldera lake formed by...

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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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Salmon Run begins

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Beginners luck paid off for Rolleston women Vicky Van Der Zwet when she caught her first ever salmon over the weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 26-11-2020

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As Rhys reported last week CSI Fish & Game staff were involved with a pilot study on some of the regions hapuas (lagoons) with a focus on smelt populations.

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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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Hugh Creasy's column August 2020

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Winter flies are stored away – those big, fluffy things that imitate small fish and the eggs of spawning hens.

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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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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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Canterbury Anglers call to action

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The Central South Island Fish and Game Council and the North Canterbury Fish and Game Council both wish to alert you to a policy proposed by Environment Canterbury that threatens...

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