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All systems are go for the weekend - excellent weather, stunning looking rivers and streams, along with plenty of hungry trout!

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Otago Fish & Game support Minister Parker's directives to Otago Regional Council

The Otago Fish and Game Council supports Environment Minister David Parker’s decision, especially his directive that Mining Rights won't be extended beyond the 2021 deadline provided in the RMA.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 22nd November 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather looks a little harder to predict this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-11-19

WFR1920.22 rivers like the Opihi offer good flows and excellent sight fishing currently Credit K De Lange

My read on the weather forecast for this weekend is to target a Saturday morning fish if you can.

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There's nothing too untoward to prevent anglers getting out and about this weekend and making the most of some excellent fishing in the local rivers as well as the backcountry.

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Stratford kids trout fishing day - Saturday 14th December

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It’s all go for the 22nd annual Stratford kids trout fishing day on Saturday 14th December at the Scout Den pool on the Patea River in Stratford’s King Edward Park.

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Kiwi calls in the crowd and wins world duck calling champs

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Kiwi teenager Ritson Galloway, who is the current New Zealand Live Duck Calling Champion, has blitzed the best duck callers from all over the world to become the first Non-American...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 13-11-19

WFR1920.17 Lake Hood near Ashburton provides easy access perch and trout fishing

This report is coming to you a day early for all those folks who will be preparing to have Friday off for Canterbury Anniversary.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 15th November 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the Nor-westers are back in force this week.

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A stunning weekend across the entire lower North Island is on the cards.

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DairyNZ claim of economic ruin if we stop polluting "misleading"

New research from independent economic consultancy NZIER shows that DairyNZ's economic analysis and conclusion are misleading New Zealanders.DairyNZ's economic analysis resulted in them claiming that GDP will lower by 1.1...

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 8th November 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 07-11-19

WFR1920.17 Frank Bluch and his 29 pound rainbow caught flyfishing credit Nicor Sutherland

The high country could be a bit windy this weekend as there are several westerly fronts forecast to hit the main divide over the next four days.

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A stunning weekend across the entire lower North Island is on the cards.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Thursday 31st November 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, at long last the weather looks to be kind this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 31-10-19

WFR1920.13 The wind and waves didnt stop Tim Jackson enjoying the tradition of highcountry opening and catching a trout at Lake Heron 2018 credit R Adams

Its exciting times with high-country opening weekend fast approaching on Saturday.

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A long weekend is looming which means an extra fishing day - and the weather is looking like it will play it's part too.

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Majority of anglers sticking to the rules

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With nearly a month of the new sports fishing season completed the Central South Island Fish & Game Council (CSIFGC) are satisfied with the nearly 99% level of compliance its...

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Hugh Creasy's column for October Reel Life

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It was early in the season when I came across a bog at the head of a stream, where gorse thickets climbed the hillsides and raupo and blackberry edged the...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 24-10-19

WFR1920.12 Two salmon and a rainbow from Lake Tekapo last Saturday credit R De Lange

It is not the greatest forecast for Labour Weekend but there will be windows of opportunity for anyone willing to make it work.

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