Tag: Fresh Water

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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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Canterbury Anglers get Covid-19 bonus

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Anglers in North Canterbury who have spent the last seven weeks in various forms of lockdown are now able to fish selected lakes and rivers that would be normally closed...

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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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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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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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Water pollution remains a major concern for New Zealanders

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Pollution of our rivers and lakes remains one of New Zealanders' top two concerns, according to new public opinion poll results released today by Fish & Game New Zealand.

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Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 27-02-2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, a North West front will be moving over the country on Friday.

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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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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21st February 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, there was a small fresh last weekend that affected the Rakaia and Waimakariri.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 30-01-2020

WFR1920.48 The Rangitata River mouth on Tuesday the 28th of January Credit R Adams

On Tuesday this week Hamish Stevens and I flew around the region in a Cessna airplane counting paradise shelduck and black swan.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 31st January 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the forecast does not look great this weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report - North Canterbury 16 Jan 2020

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather for the weekend and much of next week is looking really good.

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Hugh Creasy Column for Reel Life December 2019

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Mayflies, sails set, scudded through the shallows, a flotilla with wings drying in the sun.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 05-12-19

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The westerly fronts are on repeat this spring – they usually are.

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Otago Fish & Game support Minister Parker's directives to Otago Regional Council

The Otago Fish and Game Council supports Environment Minister David Parker’s decision, especially his directive that Mining Rights won't be extended beyond the 2021 deadline provided in the RMA.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 31-10-19

WFR1920.13 The wind and waves didnt stop Tim Jackson enjoying the tradition of highcountry opening and catching a trout at Lake Heron 2018 credit R Adams

Its exciting times with high-country opening weekend fast approaching on Saturday.

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Majority of anglers sticking to the rules

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With nearly a month of the new sports fishing season completed the Central South Island Fish & Game Council (CSIFGC) are satisfied with the nearly 99% level of compliance its...

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Hugh Creasy's column for October Reel Life

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It was early in the season when I came across a bog at the head of a stream, where gorse thickets climbed the hillsides and raupo and blackberry edged the...

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