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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 25/11/2021

WFR2122.23 another 5 pound plus Opihi Catchment brown for the author caught during an evening rise Credit R Adams

Just a reminder, I have claimed this season as "big-fish" year in the Opihi River catchment.

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Weekly Fishing Report - North Canterbury - 25-11-2021

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When: 8 December 2021

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Band-Aid Won’t Heal Canterbury’s Water Woes

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Fish & Game says Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) recent amendments to planning provisions are nothing more than a “band-aid solution” to critical overallocation and pollution of the region’s waterways.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 18th November 2021

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The L11/Ararira, Selwyn/Waikirkiri and Harts Creek/Waitatari are all fishing very well this year.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 18/11/2021

WFR2122.21 The canals litter pick up event is on again this Saturday

Good luck and "good on ya" to those anglers and others heading to the canals litter pick up event this Saturday.

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – November 5 2021

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This weekend is a highly anticipated one- most of the regions high country rivers and lakes become open; for a few people, this is when their season truly begins.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island, 04-11-2021

WFR2122.16 Murray Johnson fishing the Twizel River on High country Opening Day 2020 credit Rhys Adams

It's an exciting time of year to be a trout and salmon angler with springtime fishing in full swing, the high-country season opening this Saturday and the start of the...

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Update on the Fish & Game Review

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The advice from Fish & Game in its submission on the Review to the Minister was that any changes to Fish & Game's regional structure should require further study.

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New Blog Post

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Peter de Boer tries to tame a feisty Hutt River brown - one of 50 fish he and mate Andrew Harding hooked into last weekend (Credit: Andrew Harding)

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November is the month for anglers to explore!

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Anglers across the South Island have been counting down the days until November for the opening of some spectacular fisheries.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 28-10-2021

WFR2122.15 Its time to prepare high country waters open on November 6th in the Central South Island Region Credit R Adams

It’s time to sure up your plans for the high-country opening.

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North Canterbury Fishing report 28th October 2021

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With less rain in the headwaters, the big braided rivers are now flowing clear and the lower reaches are definitely worth a look this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 14-10-2021

WFR2122.09 The Author caught this big Opihi tributary brown on a size 16 parachute Adams fly

The rain during the week bumped up flows in many of our rivers and streams which means there will be some great fishing options this weekend as flow drops back...

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 15th October 2021

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Happy Friday anglers, the weekend is almost here, and your weeklong withdrawals are almost over, welcome to the North Canterbury weekly fishing report.

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2021 Fish & Game Election Results

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Anglers and hunters across New Zealand have had their say, and the results are now in for the 2021 Fish & Game Election.

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 8th October 2021

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury weekly fishing report.

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Lake Rotomanu Family Trout Fishing Day

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Following the success of last year's event, the 2nd annual Lake Rotomanu family trout fishing day is on Saturday, October 30, from 8 am – 1 pm.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 07-10-2021

WFR2122.07 bait fishing a sheltered bay at Lake Opuha Credit Rhys Adams

The Metvuw weather forecast would have me believe that the weekend holds a lot of opportunities for fishing.

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Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day

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Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season.

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