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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 02/12/2021

WFR2122.25 Geoff Clarke and his gigantic 17.5 pound sockeye salmon credit Dennis Laplanche

The canals have produced another potential world record sports fish!

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Weekly fishing report North Canterbury - 2 December 2021

Simon Arthur 6.7kg salmon at Rakaia Mouth Saturday 27th Nov

Over the last week, we have seen the main rivers rise and fall following the nor-west rain in the alps, but they should be approaching a fishable state by tomorrow.

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Angling News

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The Wellington Fish & Game Newsletter is hot off the press!

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New Blog Post

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Fox Carnachan with a lovely estuarine brown trout - one of seven caught in a short Saturday morning session last weekend (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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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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