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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weekly Fishing Report - Central South Island - 09-12-2021

Bek Green with Christmas dinner caught from the Tekapo Canal photo Simon Green

There have been a few salmon caught at the Tekapo and Ohau C Canals lately, there may still be a few about this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 02/12/2021

WFR2122.25 Geoff Clarke and his gigantic 17.5 pound sockeye salmon credit Dennis Laplanche

The canals have produced another potential world record sports fish!

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Weekly fishing report North Canterbury - 2 December 2021

Simon Arthur 6.7kg salmon at Rakaia Mouth Saturday 27th Nov

Over the last week, we have seen the main rivers rise and fall following the nor-west rain in the alps, but they should be approaching a fishable state by tomorrow.

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Angling News

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The Wellington Fish & Game Newsletter is hot off the press!

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 25/11/2021

WFR2122.23 another 5 pound plus Opihi Catchment brown for the author caught during an evening rise Credit R Adams

Just a reminder, I have claimed this season as "big-fish" year in the Opihi River catchment.

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Weekly Fishing Report - North Canterbury - 25-11-2021

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November is the month for anglers to explore!

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Anglers across the South Island have been counting down the days until November for the opening of some spectacular fisheries.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island 28-10-2021

WFR2122.15 Its time to prepare high country waters open on November 6th in the Central South Island Region Credit R Adams

It’s time to sure up your plans for the high-country opening.

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North Canterbury Fishing report 28th October 2021

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With less rain in the headwaters, the big braided rivers are now flowing clear and the lower reaches are definitely worth a look this week.

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 8th October 2021

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury weekly fishing report.

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Lake Rotomanu Family Trout Fishing Day

Inglewood Rod Gun Recreation Club President Pogal Moratti with grandson Gianluca Wheatley 1

Following the success of last year's event, the 2nd annual Lake Rotomanu family trout fishing day is on Saturday, October 30, from 8 am – 1 pm.

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