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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2023 Announced

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A photo of a Californian quail strutting along a fence line is the image that will adorn the 2023 Game Bird Habitat Stamp.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for 2 February 2023

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Unfortunately, due to illness, Rhys is unable to supply a full report this week, but we do have a couple of Noticeboard items for anglers in the CSI Region:

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Call to Halt Decline of Wetlands Ahead of World Wetlands Day

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New Zealanders are being encouraged to consider creating and preserving wetlands to help halt the decline of these threatened habitats across the country.

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Otago Weekly Fishing Report - 26 February 2023

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The weekend is shaping up to be a scorcher across much of Otago. But you’ll need to keep a cool head to find fish.

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Ranging operation catches out several anglers at canals

CSIFG 1 Honorary Fish Game Ranger Allan Gillespie checks on compliant angler Hans Van Leeuwen at the Ohau B Canal near Twizel photo by CSI Fish Game Rhys Adams

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for January 26 2023

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A joint Fish & Game ranger training and night-ranging operation held over the weekend of 21-22 January resulted in several sports fishing offences being detected at the Mackenzie hydro canals.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 26 January 2023

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Pictured - Hunter Stewart-Weeks helping his Dad net a fine brown from a Manawatu River tributary (Sam Stewart-Weeks)

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Otago Weekly Fishing Report - 19 January 2023

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Warm temperatures have been affecting where the fish may be found but forecast rain on Friday could bring some temporary relief and “reset” rivers and lake edges.

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Central South Island and North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for January 19 2023

WFR2223.39 Thomas Isbister with a solid Waitaki Valley rainbow trout photo by Dan Isbister

Don’t miss out – there are some great fish being caught this January

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Extra staff bolster summer ranging efforts

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Otago Fish & Game has reeled in extra staff to help with the higher workload over the summer season.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 19 January 2023

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Pictured - 'Tis the season for backcountry fishing (Credit: Nick King)

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Otago Weekly Fishing Report - 12 January 2023

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Freshwater fishing is off to a hot start for 2023 in Otago. The weather looks promising this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury 12 Jan 2023

WFR2223.36 Scott Baker with his 32 pound brown trout from the Ohau B Canal

Welcome back to our regular weekly reporting after the holiday break.

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2023 TARANAKI SPECIAL GAME BIRD SEASON FOR PARADISE SHELDUCK

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The 2023 Taranaki special season for paradise shelduck applies in Area C only.

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New Years Week Fishing Report of Central South Island and North Canterbury

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When it comes to summertime fly fishing, anglers dream of sight-fishing for rising trout.

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Christmas Week Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury

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Welcome to our first of two ‘Holiday Editions’ of the Weekly Report.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 22 2022

WFR2223.33 coral nets are used to catch stranded trout in the Lake George Scott Weir for tagging and release into the Tekapo Canal Photo by Nikki Dellaway

It’s been a busy week in the field for the CSI staff team, netting fish for research and relocation.

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Weekly fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for December 15 2022

WFR2223.30 Lorenzo Rawnsley with his rainbow trout the Hakataramea River

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 15 December 2022

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Pictured - Merry Christmas and happy holiday season from Wellington Fish & Game.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 8 2022

WFR2223.26 Bruce Wallaces Rangitata River salmon possibly the first caught by anyone for the 2022 23 season photo by Bruce Wallace

All bets were on for someone to catch the “first-of-the-season” sea-run salmon at the Rangitata or Rakaia rivers this week, as fishing conditions were perfect.

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