Category: Fishing

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Kids salmon fishing day success

Jack Tilson of Lincoln and his salmon

Central South Island Fish & Game held their annual Kids Salmon Fishing Day at Loch Cameron, Twizel on Saturday November 17.

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Environmental award for students studying trout

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Following reports that the Mimihau stream was "dead" from a fishing perspective, Year 12 students at Southland's Menzies College decided they would investigate this statement further.

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Angling events 2018-19

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 15th November 2018

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Christchurch Show weekend has arrived and there is little sign of salmon about.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 16/11/18

WFR1819.16 Jim TritschlerL and Howard Lewis have worked out how to successfully target sockeye salmon in Lake Benmore photo credit Jayde Couper

The weather forecasts that I’m reviewing as I write this are not unanimous so I won’t offer to much advice other than that there will be some rain pretty much...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 09/11/18

WFR1819.13 Matthew Broatch and Colette Brown successfully fished Lake Heron in the gales credit Rhys Adams

As I write this on Thursday Morning the forecasters are calling for significant rainfall regionwide from this afternoon and through Friday.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 9th November 2018

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Gales fail to dampen opening weekend

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Nor-West gales failed to stop hundreds of Canterbury anglers from heading into the backcountry to celebrate the opening of the high country fishing season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 02/11/18

WFR1819.10Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens display a large Lake Heron rainbow credit R Adams

If you’re heading out this weekend, then be prepared for some environmental challenges.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 2nd November 2018

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Dear Anglers, the weekends forecast is a shocker for inland parts of the region.

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Backcountry fisheries to be checked for angling pressure

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Fish & Game staff will be keeping a close eye on how much angling pressure is being placed on back country fisheries in the South Island as they open later...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 26th October 2018

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

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 26/10/18

WFR1819.08 Finn Stevens with his Opihi River brown trout October 2018

I hope you all enjoyed a Labour Weekend of fishing. The weather was stunning in Temuka, maybe a bit windier elsewhere.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 18/10/18

WFR1819.06 Jeff Zhao with a pair of salmon from the Tekapo Canal

The weather and water levels will provide fishing opportunities throughout the region this coming Labour weekend.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 19th October 2018

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, it’s the first long weekend of the fishing season coming up and the weather looks to be playing along for once.

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Boost for fish stocks at Lake McLaren near Tauranga

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Fish & Game has released hundreds of young trout into Lake McLaren and the Ruahihi Canal in the lower Kaimai ranges near Tauranga – to boost the fishing stocks for...

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Fish for Gold angler ‘lucky several times over’ in his catch

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The only angler to catch an orange tagged trout in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” has described just how lucky he was to catch the special trout.

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Weed removal makes Kids Fishing Day a success!

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A massive effort to remove more than 40 tonnes of invasive weed helped make the annual Christchurch Take a Kid Fishing Day a huge success.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 12/10/18

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We have had some rain this week, overnight on Wednesday/Thursday and now it is raining again right now, Friday morning.

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Angler catches orange tag trout in ‘fishy lucky dip'

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An angler has caught the first trout with an orange tag in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” – stoking up interest in the hunt for a fish worth $10,000.

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