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Canterbury anglers hit the rivers and lakes on Opening Day

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Canterbury anglers came out in force on Saturday to fish the first day of the new fishing season.

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Anglers Out in Force for Start of the Season

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Fish & Game NZ is expecting a "massive" turn-out of anglers this weekend for the opening of the new freshwater fishing season which kicks off Saturday, October 1.

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly fishing report for September 29 2022

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Welcome to the first Central South Island (CSI) weekly fishing report for the 2022/2023 sports fishing season, soon to open this Saturday - the first of October!

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 29 September 2022

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Pictured - Ben Ellison with a stunner from the Hutt River last week

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Lower North Lowdown - September 22, 2022

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Picture caption: Fish & Game officer Hamish Carnachan with a beautifully conditioned lower North Island rainbow trout (Credit Matt Kavermann)

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New signs show the way for Canterbury anglers

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Over 100 new angler access signs have recently gone up around the North Canterbury Fish & Game Region in preparation for the new fishing season starting October 1.

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Celebration of Women in Angling This Saturday

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This is the third year the event has been held. It is growing globally as women from around the world and here in Aotearoa New Zealand, appreciate the multitude of...

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Conservation Week is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort by anglers and hun

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Conservation Week (September 5-11) is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort invested by anglers and hunters throughout the country, says Fish & Game NZ.

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A road less travelled for hatchery fish transporter

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A newly acquired fish transporter will halve the 4000km annual road trip Otago Fish & Game takes to release rainbow trout into “put-and-take” fisheries across the region.

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Salmonid Ecology Scholarship launched

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A scholarship for a PhD student undertaking research into the ecology, conservation and management of trout and trout fisheries has been set up in the name of the late...

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Repeat offending angler fined for exceeding the bag limit

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Southland angler Christopher Wood was fined nearly $1500 in the Timaru District Court last week.

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Ōhau River Spring Season ballots – Period 2 ballot open for entries

Cate Lee caught and released this huge rainbow trout on the 2021 Spring Season Opening Day

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSIFG) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to limit angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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Southern chill on national shoveler count

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A polar blast in Otago struck the annual New Zealand shoveler duck/kuruwhengi survey this month.

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Fishing access boosted for Otago anglers

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Anglers will have more access to fishing spots along New Zealand’s fourth-largest river next fishing season.

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Ōhau River Spring Season ballots to open on 15 July

Lance Gill caught this stunning rainbow trout during the 2021 Spring Season photo by Ben Sowry

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSIFG) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to limit angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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2022 Special Winter Edition Fishing Report - Central South Island

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Welcome to our one-off winter special edition of the weekly fishing report.

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2022 Special Winter Edition Fishing Report - North Canterbury

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With school holidays starting on the 9th of July, it’s a great opportunity to get the boat out of the shed and take the family out fishing during the winter period.

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 30 June 2022

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A quiet afternoon at Lake Wairarapa with little activity until last light (Credit: Hamish Carnachan)

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 23 June 2022

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Flooded pasture has provided plenty of food for ducks looking to put on condition as we head into winter (Credit: Hamish Carnachan)

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 16th June 2022

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June 16, 2022

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