Richie Cosgrove

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Fish & Game supports firearm law reforms

Fish and Game says the just announced changes to firearms legislation is a well considered and ensures public safety.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-03-19

WFR1819.52Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens displays a Centennial Park tench Credit R Adams

After ten years absence, tench have returned to Timaru’s Centennial Park Lake, offering anglers a challenging new fishing opportunity.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21 March 2019

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Fish and Game supports measures to keep New Zealanders safe

Fish and Game says the Christchurch mosque mass killing is a tragedy and it supports an overhaul of firearm laws to ensure the safety of New Zealanders.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 14th March 2019

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The last week has been a relatively positive week for salmon anglers in the region.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 14-03-19

WFR1819.51Allan Gillespies Tekapo Canal rainbow

From the canals…Fish & Game ranger Allan 'Dizzy' Gillespie fished the canals this week with some luck.

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Fish and Game staff concerned at the state of Manuherikia River

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Fish & Game staff, council and community representatives, have taken a close look at the Manuherikia River.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 7th March 2019

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Weather conditions are looking great for High Country anglers this weekend, light winds are forecast both days on the back of a fading Nor-West, with a Sou-West change tonight.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 07-03-19

WFR1819.49sockeye salmon preparing to spawn in the Twizel River Credit Jayde Couper

Sockeye salmon are back in spawning mode in the Mackenzie Basin.

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Angling events 2019

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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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Weekly Fishing report - North Canterbury 28 Feb 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report. The weather looks good this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 28-02-19

WFR1819.48 Roy Hughes and his 12 pound Lake Ohau brown trout Credit Jean Hughes

The weekends weather is looking mint; get out there and do it! there will be some great fishing to be had throughout the region this weekend, although some of our...

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Duck numbers high through the Central Canterbury region

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Duck hunters will have plenty of options when the new game bird season starts on the first Saturday in May, any misses will be probably down to the hunter and...

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Fish and Game welcomes Environment and Water Pollution Tax Proposals

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Fish and Game is welcoming recommendations for environment, pollution and water extraction taxes, saying New Zealanders want change now.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 21st February 2019

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The region has had almost a month of low flows, with the Ashley River drying in the usual reach below Rangiora, and most other rivers at very low levels.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-02-19

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There is some amazing trout fishing too be had currently, I can tell you that first hand.

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“A great day for outdoor lovers, conservation and the environment” - Fish and Game welcomes the halt

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Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s move to end tenure review of the South Island high country, saying the controversial process has cost New Zealanders dearly.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 14th February 2019

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Dear Anglers, At the time of writing (Thursday morning) there is a nor-west front making its way up the West Coast.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 14-07-19

WFR1819.44 Martin Stewart with his rippa brownie from Harrisons Bight Lake Heron

We are due for a southerly front to blast up the country tonight. In terms of rain it looks like the main divide may receive a meaningful rain event and...

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Central South Island Weekly Fishing Report 8 Feb 2019

Hamish Stevens with a hand full of juvenile trout from a Lake Opuha Tributary Photo R Adams

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been spending a fair chunk of our time electric fishing waterways around our region in the search for juvenile salmon and trout.

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