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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 20/12/18

WFR1819.27 the area of interest at the Ashburton River mouth for the ECan survey

I’ll summarise the weather forecast and current river conditions for you in this report.

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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

P5a photo Catfish must be credited DOC Glen MacLean

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

WFR1819.24 Finn Stevens display his rare catch a rainbow trout from the Opihi River photo credit H Stevens

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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‘Jumbo’ trout freed into Lake Rotorua

Fish Game officer Mark Sherburn frees a display pond trout in Lake Rotorua2.

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

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

WFR1819.22 The Crew from the Gone Fishing project L R Jack Drummond Mr Brent Duncan Josh Lovely Isa Creba Caleb Turland Jumm Janevinitchai

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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‘Avid anglers’ all set for Rotorua streams opening

Fish Game Officer Anthony van Dorp checks a licence Ngongotaha Stream3.

Anglers are making plans to catch some big wild trout in particular, as some of Rotorua and Waikaremoana’s best known streams re-open for summer.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 23/11/18

WFR1819.21Jack Gillespie 9 with his brown trout caught in discoloured waters at the Ahuriri Arm Lake Benmore credit A Gillespie

The region is saturated, and more rain is forecast for the weekend. Chances are, if you’re planning to fish a river or stream this weekend it will be hard to...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 23 November 2018

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Dear Anglers, The weekends forecast is looking pretty good for anglers, from the inland to the coastal parts of the region.

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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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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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