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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

Photo 2 Anglers fish a popular stretch of the upper Tekapo Canal known as the Magic Carpet July 2020 Credit Rhys Adams

Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Licence photo competition winner announced

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A stunning late afternoon photo of a boy and his uncle fishing has won the inaugural Fish & Game NZ Fishing Licence photo competition.

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Tekapo trout tagging project underway

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Hundreds of Lake Tekapo trout have been relocated by Central South Island Fish & Game recently and most of them have a new important “accessory” on them.

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Fish release for July School Holidays in Christchurch

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Are you looking for an outdoor activity for your kids these school holidays? Why not try fishing?

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Canal trout research underway

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A joint project between Meridian, NIWA and Central South Island Fish & Game is underway on the hydro canals near Twizel.

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Councils unite to turn the tide for sea-run salmon

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The most significant change ever to the way sea-run salmon are managed in New Zealand has been proposed, to help rebuild the South Island’s East Coast wild sea-run salmon populations.

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South Island salmon harvest survey to start

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South Island salmon anglers are being asked for their help in the first east coast wide salmon harvest survey.

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Glenariffe Stream fencing project underway

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Fish & Game are still actively working to ensure the habitat for our game birds and sports fish are protected.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 20th March 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, well a lot has changed in a week.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 19-03-2020

WFR1920.61Fishing the Tekapo River is a great day out

If you are heading to the canals this weekend and hope to catch a salmon, I suggest you try the Tekapo Canal around the Stilling Basin and salmon farms.

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Weekly Fishing Report -North Canterbury 12-3-20

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Although the salmon fishery has not been experiencing the returns seen in the nineties, many anglers are still optimistic that the salmon are coming.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 12-03-2020

WFR1920.60. Phillip Williams caught this exceptionally conditioned brown trout at the Ohau A Canal recently Credit A Gillespie

The canals are fishing OK currently with the occasional whopper getting caught, but the mainstay of the catch is rainbow trout and salmon around 1kg.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 6th March 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather looks to be quite reasonable this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region - 05-03-2020

WFR1820.52Fish Game Officer Hamish Stevens displays a Centennial Park tench Credit R Adams

About this time last year, we re-introduced the seldom targeted sports fish tench to Centennial Park Lake in Timaru.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 27-02-2020

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The weather this weekend is looking great for fishing but on Friday parts of the high country are set to get a drenching.

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Hugh Creasy Column for February 2020

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Floods in Mataura have devastated the town and when the waters recede, equal devastation may be found in one of New Zealand’s finest trout fisheries.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 13-02-2020

WFR1920.55An aerial view of the Ohau C Canal including the new farm installation Credit R Adams 1

If you are heading to the canals this weekend, then Ohau C Canal is the place to target for small but legal-size salmon.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 14th February 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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New Blog Post

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And with light winds also on the cards across much of the region, this weekend could be the one to head into the hills for a night or two and...

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Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 23-1-20

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather is going to heat up this weekend.

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