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New Zealand Fish and Game Council Chief Executive Martin Taylor resigns

"Martin Taylor has made a significant contribution to Fish & Game. Both as Chief Executive of the New Zealand Fish and Game Council since 2017 and as a past chair...

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Huge Boost for Wetland Restoration

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 17-12-2020

WFR2021.34 Liz Melbourne and her 27lb rainbow from Lake Ruataniwha Ohau B Canal

If you haven’t tried fishing with a booby fly at the canals or other rainbow trout fisheries, then I suggest giving it a crack this summer.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 17th December 2020

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The prospects for fishing over the next week look great, with variable light winds across the region.

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Hugh Creasy Column December 2020

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Forests have a cleansing odour – a smell of decay and renewal, an ancient familiarity in which humanity has taken solace for millions of years.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 11th December 2020

WFR 1 A nicely conditioned 16lb salmon caught at the Rakaia River last weekend. Photo supplied by NZSAA.

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, although Nor’ westers have been dominant in the last week, the amount of rainfall in the headwaters hasn’t been too excessive.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 10-12-2020

WFR2021.30 Where Wayne fished The Ohau C Canal and Lake Benmore beyond photo Credit Rhys Adams

Lake Benmore is a favourite fishery for South Island anglers, in fact, on paper it’s recorded as the second most fished lake New Zealand - that caldera lake formed by...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 03-12-2020

WFR2021.27 An anonymous anglers awesome Rangitata River mouth salmon November 30 2020 photo Credit Rosalie Shaw

It is exciting to hear of the first two confirmed sea-run salmon catches for the season at the Rangitata River.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 4th December 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report. A couple of Nor’ westers are going to dominate the fishing conditions this weekend.

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Salmon Run begins

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Beginners luck paid off for Rolleston women Vicky Van Der Zwet when she caught her first ever salmon over the weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 26-11-2020

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As Rhys reported last week CSI Fish & Game staff were involved with a pilot study on some of the regions hapuas (lagoons) with a focus on smelt populations.

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Fishing Report Thursday 26th November 2020

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The larger snow fed rivers have not seen a decent fresh for two weeks and are in great condition for salmon fishing at the moment, with confirmed catches from the...

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North Canterbury Fish & Game needs you!

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 19-11-2020

WFR2021.22 ECan DOC and Fish Game works together to survey hapua lagoon fish communities at the north lagoon of the Rangitata River Credit Richard Cosgrove

We had a report of people poaching trout with nets at the Ashburton Lagoon this week.

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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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