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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 20th November 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Hugh Creasy Column for December 2020

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There is a chill in the morning air, and the moon hangs above the horizon, soon to disappear as the sun rises.

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2020 Canterbury Trout Fishing Festival

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When & where: 28 November 2020 at the Peppers Christchurch Clearwater Resort, Clearwater Avenue, Christchurch from 9am-12pm and the Groynes Fishing Lakes between 1-3pm.

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Anglers pack the riverside to learn about softbaits

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Outram was a hotbed of angling activity on Wednesday night when about 50 anglers attended the first of three clinics on softbait fishing run by Otago Fish & Game.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island -11-11-2020

WFR2021.18 Kai Penei 4.5 y o with his Lake Heron salmon Credit Dean Rattray

It’s Canterbury Anniversary on Friday and our high country waters are back open for “business”.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 11 November 2020

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Thanks to the team at Hunting & Fishing for helping us celebrate opening with another awesome competition at Lake Coleridge.

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Hundreds of anglers head for the hills

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At 0001 hours on Saturday the 7th of November, the high country fishing season kicked-off throughout Canterbury.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 05-11-2020

WFR2021.15Anglers targetting salmon from the South Bank of Lake Heron on opening day of the 2019 high country fishing season credit Rhys Adams

At 0001 hours on Saturday the 7th of November, the high country season kicks-off at so many of our iconic fisheries.

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Fishing Report for the North Canterbury Region, Thursday 5th November 2020

WFR1 Caption Amglers enjoying Lake Lyndon the closest lake for Christchurch anglers

The weather forecast for the weekend is mixed, Saturday morning looks good before a southerly front and rain arrives late Saturday and lasting through to Sunday evening.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 29-10-2020

WFR2021.13 The 44.3 pound brown trout held up by staff of the Razza in Twizel Credit Sean Colenso via the Twizel Community Facebook page

The big news this week is that a world record size brown trout was caught at the canals.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 30th October 2020

WFR 1 sunrise at the Waimakariri River mouth. Photo by Alistair Bradford

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 22-10-2020

WFR2021.11 CSI Fish Game spend hundreds of hours behind the scenes submitting that ECan maintains and improves the habitats of sports fish and game birds Credit K De Lange

Hundreds of hours of work over the past 12 years by CSI Fish & Game staff has culminated in the lodging and presentation of a submission earlier this week at...

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Fishing Report for the North Canterbury Fish & Game Thursday 22nd October 2020

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At long last the weather looks to be good for fishing over the weekend.

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Hugh Creasy's column November 2020

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Perhaps it is the arc of the line flashing in the morning light that lifts the angler’s spirit, the sheer elegance of the cast that grips the imagination.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 15-10-2020

WFR2021.08 A brown trout patrolling the shoreline at Lake Opuha Credit R Adams

Many of our lowland streams remain low and clear and are providing excellent sight fishing opportunities.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 16th October 2020

WFR 1 The Harper River changing course and causing havoc on the access road down to the lake.

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report. The weather has been messy this week.

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Lake Rotomanu family trout fishing day – Saturday 31st October, 8am – 1pm

In a change to the usual kids’ fishing format where trout are corralled in a holding net in Lake Rotomanu, this year 400 good-sized rainbow trout will be released into...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 8th October 2020

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For the last few weeks the main alpine fed rivers in the region have seen high discoloured flows, however we may get a small window of fishable water in these...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island-08-10-2020

WFR2021.05 Harry Murphy left and Levi Julian fishing the Waitaki on Opening Morning credit R Adams 1

This week’s report was written well ahead of time, so I’ll leave this coming weekend’s weather and water level forecasting to you.

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New Blog Post

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More sublime summer angling conditions are coming our way this weekend as the stellar run of weather continues across the lower North Island!

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