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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 1 2022

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Welcome to summer; it’s wet and kind of cold.

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New signs show the way for Canterbury anglers

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Over 100 new angler access signs have recently gone up around the North Canterbury Fish & Game Region in preparation for the new fishing season starting October 1.

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Conservation Week is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort by anglers and hun

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Conservation Week (September 5-11) is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort invested by anglers and hunters throughout the country, says Fish & Game NZ.

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Salmonid Ecology Scholarship launched

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A scholarship for a PhD student undertaking research into the ecology, conservation and management of trout and trout fisheries has been set up in the name of the late...

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Repeat offending angler fined for exceeding the bag limit

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Southland angler Christopher Wood was fined nearly $1500 in the Timaru District Court last week.

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Fishing access boosted for Otago anglers

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Anglers will have more access to fishing spots along New Zealand’s fourth-largest river next fishing season.

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Ōhau River Spring Season ballots to open on 15 July

Lance Gill caught this stunning rainbow trout during the 2021 Spring Season photo by Ben Sowry

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSIFG) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to limit angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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2022 Special Winter Edition Fishing Report - Central South Island

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Welcome to our one-off winter special edition of the weekly fishing report.

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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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Corina Jordan lands ‘dream’ role as New Zealand Fish and Game Council chief executive

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New Zealand Fish and Game Council has appointed Corina Jordan to the position of chief executive.

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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game

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Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.

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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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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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Every Wetland Counts

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Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050

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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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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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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Band-Aid Won’t Heal Canterbury’s Water Woes

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Fish & Game says Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) recent amendments to planning provisions are nothing more than a “band-aid solution” to critical overallocation and pollution of the region’s waterways.

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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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2021 Fish & Game Election Results

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Anglers and hunters across New Zealand have had their say, and the results are now in for the 2021 Fish & Game Election.

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