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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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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 17th October 2019

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The annual Take a Kid Fishing day is on this Sunday at the Groynes Fishing Lakes.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 17-10-19

WFR1920.08 Toby Greer with his 7 pound lake Benmore salmon

There will be widespread rain on Friday and with it a real chance that river levels will be elevated on Saturday – maybe just a little bit or maybe too much.

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Duck hunting still going ahead next year

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Information spread by the Coalition of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) and picked up by ACT’s David Seymour is incorrect.

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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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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 11th October 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 4th October 2019

WFR 1 Likely looking water. The soft bait is worked through the quiter water on the right before exploring the water on the other side

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 03-10-19

WFR1920.03 Ken Home caught this brownie on his second cast of the season at the Opihi Lagoon Credit R Adams

Well the season is underway and a fair few anglers have already tasted success.

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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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Call of the wild will ring out in Taupo on Saturday

A cacophony of duck calls will ring out at the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 26-09-19

WFR1920.01The Opihi River looking enticing to fish a few days before the opening of the new season

Welcome to the 2019-2020 fishing season and another series of 30 back-to-back weekly fishing reports.

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Weekly Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 27th September 2019

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Hello and welcome to the first North Canterbury region fishing report for the 2019/20 fishing season.

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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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DairyNZ reliant on NZIER research

The attempts by DairyNZ CEO, Tim Mackle, to discredit the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) is undermined by ten years of DairyNZ citing NZIER research.

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DairyNZ's selective memory in support of polluters

In response to DairyNZ's attempt to dismiss an economic report that highlighted dairy's role in the New Zealand economy is only three per cent of GDP, Fish & Game New...

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Freshwater plan unlikely to have major impact on Dairy Industry - NZIER report

Fish & Game New Zealand has welcomed the findings of a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research report, which rejects claims the Government’s freshwater proposals will have a significant economic impact.

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Fish & Game and Environment Canterbury reach settlement over Bowyers Stream prosecution

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Central South Island Fish and Game Council {CSIFGC) has agreed not to continue a prosecution against Environment Canterbury (ECan).

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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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New Zealanders deserve fresh, clean water - Govt needs to deliver

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Today's Government announcement has the potential to fix New Zealand's freshwater pollution crisis - but only if the right options are selected, Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin...

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