Category: Fishing

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Research project reaches 20-pound milestone

Scott Miller presents his 20 pound tagged brown trout before release back to the Tekapo Canal Photo credit Morgan Brown

Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island 31 — 21/04/2022

WFR2122.64 theres still time to tango with high country a trout or two this April Credit R Adams29

The end of the “summer” season is fast approaching, but there is still time for a trip or three.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 14/04/2022

WFR2122.63 Theres still time for a great fishing adventure this April Credit Kirsten Stevens

Easter weekend provides ample opportunity to get out on the water

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 14 April 2022

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Pictured - Ben Ellison with a cracker late-season brown trout (Credit: Ben Ellison)

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report April 7 2022

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Unfortunately, as of this morning, the rain forecast for the high country hasn’t quite made enough of an impact to bring a new fresh down any of the main rivers,...

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 7 April 2022

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Pictured - Hamish Carnachan hooked up on a feisty rainbow from a Rangitikei River feeder stream (Credit: Matt Kavermann)

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 31/03/2022

WFR2122.59Jackson Herbert with his high country dry fly munching fish of the trip brown trout credit Rhys Adams

Things are looking up

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 31 March 2022

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Pictured - Hamish Carnachan about to release a prime rainbow in full spawning livery, caught in a Rangitikei feeder stream recently (Credit: Matt Kavermann).

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Anglers reminded to stick to the rules

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Close to one in ten anglers checked by Central South Island Fish & Game are non-compliant with the sports fishing regulations.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 24/03/2022

WFR22.57 A lone angler targets salmon at the Waitaki River mouth 23 03 2022 Credit R Adams

We are in the thick of the sea run salmon season so make sure you get out on the river before the end of the season sneaks up on you.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 17 March 2022

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Pictured - Chasing large browns in a delightful lower North Island small stream (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Salmon anglers master season bag limit

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The Canterbury sea run salmon fishing season is underway with good numbers of fish seen and being caught.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 03/02/2022

WFR2122.46 Tania Boocock caught this big canal brown on a bladed spinner at the canals recently

Check the weather forecast and river flows websites to find your window of opportunity to fish this coming Waitangi Weekend.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 3 February 2022

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Pictured - A stunning high country brown taken on a cicada imitation (Credit: Nick King).

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 27/01/2022

WFR2122.43 Josh House caught his PB salmon 11.7 lb on a 21g Chinook lure at the Tekapo Canal credit Chris House

Thanks to anglers named Chris we have a few more catch reports to share this week.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 27 January 2022

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Pictured - A stunning high country brown taken on a cicada imitation (Credit: Nick King).

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 20/01/2022

WFR2021.40. Howard Lewis caught this large sockeye salmon at Lake Benmore in January 2022 photo J Tritschler

We are delighted to share catch reports from our readers this week.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 20 January 2022

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Pictured - Andrew Harding with a lovely Wellington region backcountry brown.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 13/01/2022

WFR2122.38 summertime fishing at Lake Alexandrina Credit Rhys Adams

It’s time to enjoy some summer fishing conditions

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 23 December 2021

On the eve of Christmas the weather Gods are finally smiling on lower North Island anglers with stunning conditions on the cards for tomorrow and over the weekend.

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