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Hugh Creasy Column for February 2020

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Floods in Mataura have devastated the town and when the waters recede, equal devastation may be found in one of New Zealand’s finest trout fisheries.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21st February 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, there was a small fresh last weekend that affected the Rakaia and Waimakariri.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 20-02-2020

WFR1920.55A very successful sockeye fishing outing on the Ahuriri Arm of Lake Benmore

The fishing proved pretty good for salmon up at Ohau C Canal last weekend and I have had reports that they’re still catching them at a reasonable rate this week.

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Summer hunting for paradise shelduck on offer

There were good numbers of paradise shelduck moulting at sites on the Taranaki ringplain this year

For Taranaki game bird hunters who can’t wait for the traditional May start of the hunting season to come around, Fish & Game is all set to lay on some...

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Prime Minister's renewed commitment to water quality welcomed

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 13-02-2020

WFR1920.55An aerial view of the Ohau C Canal including the new farm installation Credit R Adams 1

If you are heading to the canals this weekend, then Ohau C Canal is the place to target for small but legal-size salmon.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 14th February 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 30-01-2020

WFR1920.48 The Rangitata River mouth on Tuesday the 28th of January Credit R Adams

On Tuesday this week Hamish Stevens and I flew around the region in a Cessna airplane counting paradise shelduck and black swan.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 31st January 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the forecast does not look great this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 23-01-2020

WFR1920.45 Steve Frater with the previously reported Lake Aviemore salmon confirmed at 17 pounds

Last week, amongst some other great fishing reports from the Waitaki lakes, I reported being shown a Facebook post of a salmon caught in Lake Aviemore “in the 20-pound conversation”.

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Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 23-1-20

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather is going to heat up this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 16-01-2020

WFR1920.42 Lennox Batemans first fish a 9 pound salmon caught at the Benmore Spillway

The weather forecast is looking as good as it gets for the next few days.

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Weekly Fishing Report - North Canterbury 16 Jan 2020

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather for the weekend and much of next week is looking really good.

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Perfectly timed photo wins award for South Island photographer

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Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s expertly timed photo of two paradise shelducks in perfect symmetry has won the inaugural Game Bird Habitat Trust’s photo competition.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 9-1-2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather is a little cooler this week.

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Weekly Fishing Report Central South island 9-1-2020

Lower reaches of the Rangitata Currently a good colour

The alpine rivers have finally cleared a bit, but it could be potentially short lived.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 2-1-20

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Happy New Year to all anglers from the Councillors and Staff at North Canterbury Fish & Game.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 02-01-2020

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This is part three of my holiday period series designed to resource you with loads of information that will help you have a successful and enjoyable summer of fishing.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 26-12-19

WFR1920.36fishing with kids is choice as Credit R Adams

This is part two of my holiday period series on resourcing you with loads of information to help you have a successful and enjoyable summer of fishing.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 27th December 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, I have had to write this report in advance so I can’t give updated river conditions, but I have provided...

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