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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 1 2022

WFR2223.24 Harley Stone and Ollie Salisbury with Ollies first ever trout caught trolling at Lake Benmore

Welcome to summer; it’s wet and kind of cold.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 01 December 2022

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Pictured - Cam Carter with good Wairarapa brown trout caught recently on a rainy spring day (Credit: Camlo Carter)

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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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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 24 November 2022

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Pictured - A beautiful lower Otaki River rainbow (Credit: Andrew Harding)

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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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Pictured - Stunning fishing conditions yesterday in the Tararuas. (Credit: Hamish Carnachan)

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Central South Island and North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for November 9 2022

WFR2223.15 Success at the 2022 Kids Salmon Fishing Day for Nixon Philpott and his father Kane photo by R Adams

Roll your eyes now trout aficionados; this is a salmon-themed report.

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Stunning Weather greets High Country Anglers

FGNZ6519 Glenn Pratley with his brown trout

Beautiful weather greeted the thousand-odd anglers who celebrated the Canterbury High Country fishery opening at the weekend.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 10 November 2022

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Pictured - Leigh Johnson making the most of the stunning conditions on the Ruamahanga this morning (Credit: Hamish Carnachan)

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Otago Fish & Game appoints Cromwell-based operations manager

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An avid game bird hunter with 30 years’ experience in conversation projects has been appointed as Otago Fish and Game Council operations manager based in Cromwell.

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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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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 03 November 2022

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Pictured - John Gordon with a trophy lower North Island backcountry brown in superb condition for so early in the season (Credit: Derek Mickleson)

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Stratford kids trout fishing day - Saturday 3rd December

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It’s all go for the 25th annual Stratford kids trout fishing day on Saturday, 3rd December at the Scout Den pool on the Patea River in Stratford’s King Edward Park.

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Fish & Game Alarmed at Forestry Report

Fish & Game is alarmed at a recently released report which shows the pace and extent of farmland being converted to forestry in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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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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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 27 October 2022

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Pictured - Andrew Harding with a lower Ruamahanga stunner caught last week.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 20 October 2022

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Pictured - Peter de Boer caught this lower Ruamahanga estuarine brown in sensational condition last week.

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for October 20 2022

WFR2223.12 When the canals are busy with anglers a bit of courtesy can go a long way to ensure everyone has an enjoyable time Photo by Rhys Adams

Labour Weekend provides 3 days of fishing potential!

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2022 Twizel Kids Salmon Fishing Day

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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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