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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21st December 2018

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather this weekend will continue to be cooler then normal.

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Catfish confirmed in Lake Rotorua

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Catfish have been confirmed in Lake Rotorua in the lead up to Christmas.

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Fish & Game: don’t forget to pack a fishing rod

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Holidaymakers planning their Christmas break are being reminded to pack a fishing rod in the car, campervan or caravan to target some trout during the holidays.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life December 2018

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Will Spry Fishing Report for December 2018

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Mackenzie Country Report

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David Haynes Column for Reel Life December 2018

THE INVISIBLE KIWI ANGLING PROTOCOL

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Graeme Marshall for Reel Life December 2018

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South Canterbury Report

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Holiday Warning – Health Threat Posed By Canterbury Rivers

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Scientific testing of popular Canterbury fishing and swimming rivers has produced disturbing findings, including the presence of dangerous disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistant E. coli.

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Fish and Game backs Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Fish and Game is supporting the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for better ways of assessing and looking after freshwater quality.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 13/12/18

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I’m back on deck after a week and a bit of family time and fishing.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 13th December 2018

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Welcome to the North Canterbury Fish and Game weekly fishing report, the season so far has been a bit patchy as far as good fishing conditions go but this weekend...

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Environmental Disaster Unfolding in Southland and South Otago

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Fish and Game is warning that Southland and South Otago are facing another season of environmental damage and animal welfare issues as farmers continue to flout winter crop growing guidelines.

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‘Jumbo’ trout freed into Lake Rotorua

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Anglers have been given the chance to chase some “jumbo-size” trout in Lake Rotorua.

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Fish & Game: compensation claims ‘completely false’

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game has strongly refuted as “completely false” a Waikato Times article’s claim that the organisation has been ordered to pay compensation as the result of a court case.

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Central South Island Weekly Fishing Report 6 December 2018

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With Rhys away for week, I thought I would put together a brief guide on beginner fly fishing, as a fellow beginner fly fisher.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 7th December 2018

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Prospects for North Canterbury anglers look average in most places this weekend.

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Second Fonterra sustainability report confirms industrial dairying unsustainable

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Fish & Game is welcoming Fonterra’s second ever sustainability report in 17 years on its environmental performance, saying it shows the corporate dairy giant is still scrambling to respond to...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 30/11/18

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The region is still saturated, and some patchy rain is forecast for the weekend. Like last week, if you’re planning to fish a river or stream this weekend many of...

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 30th November 2018

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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David Haynes Column for Reel Life November 2018

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BAD PENNIES

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