News

If you would like to sign up to receive the Weekly Fishing report, click here.

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...

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 14-10-2021'...


North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 15th October 2021

NCWFR 20211014 Dean Boyes

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

Read more about 'North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 15th October 2021'...


2021 Fish & Game Election Results

election reel life

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

Read more about '2021 Fish & Game Election Results'...


North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 8th October 2021

FGNZ6214AA

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury weekly fishing report.

Read more about 'North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 8th October 2021'...


Lake Rotomanu Family Trout Fishing Day

Inglewood Rod Gun Recreation Club President Pogal Moratti with grandson Gianluca Wheatley 1

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.

Read more about 'Lake Rotomanu Family Trout Fishing Day'...


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.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 07-10-2021'...


Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day

FGNZ6216A

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

Read more about 'Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day'...


Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 1st October 2021

NCWFR 20210929 Ashley

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury weekly fishing report.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 1st October 2021'...


Weekly Fishing Report – CSI- 30-09-2021

WFR2122.03 the Opihi River was in great order for spin and bait fishing 2 days before Opening Day 2021 Credit R Adams

The weather is looking superb for the start of the season tomorrow, Friday, October 1!

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – CSI- 30-09-2021'...


Weekly Fishing Report – CSI- 24-09-2021

WFR2122.01 Harry Murphy credit Rhys Adams

Welcome to the first Central South Island (CSI) weekly fi­shing report for the 2021-2022 sports fishing season, soon to open next Friday - the first of October!

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – CSI- 24-09-2021'...


North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report-24 September 2021

FGNZ6841A2

Welcome anglers to the first weekly fishing report for the 2021/22 season.

Read more about 'North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report-24 September 2021'...


Lower North Lowdown - September 23, 2021

Cohen McCormick with a lovely bar of Hutt River gold taken recently Credit Andrew Harding

Picture caption: Cohen McCormick with a lovely bar of Hutt River gold taken recently (Credit Andrew Harding)

Read more about 'Lower North Lowdown - September 23, 2021'...


Fish & Game to work collaboratively with high-country farmers in North Canterbury

IMG 0770 1

Fish & Game, in collaboration with Canterbury high-country farmers, New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association, Rakaia River Promotions and ECan, have secured funding from the Ministry for the Environment for a...

Read more about 'Fish & Game to work collaboratively with high-country farmers in North Canterbury'...


Candidates confirmed for the 2021 Fish & Game elections

Election

Anglers and hunters throughout New Zealand need to check they are enrolled to vote now that candidates in the 2021 Fish & Game elections were confirmed today.

Read more about 'Candidates confirmed for the 2021 Fish & Game elections'...


A call for candidates to contest the Fish & Game elections is now open

FGNZ3128A

Have you got governance skills you could apply to the Fish & Game organisation.

Read more about 'A call for candidates to contest the Fish & Game elections is now open'...


New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

FGNZ2001A

To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...

Read more about ' New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery'...


Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?

FGNZ W EDNA testing8

Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health.

Read more about 'Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?'...


Q&A on the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game

Below are some commonly asked questions and their answers about the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game.

Read more about 'Q&A on the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game'...


Precautionary winter closure of Upper Tekapo Canal sports fishery

Canal Fishery Photo 1

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

Read more about 'Precautionary winter closure of Upper Tekapo Canal sports fishery'...


Funding proposal for Lake Hayes misses the point

Read more about 'Funding proposal for Lake Hayes misses the point'...