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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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A band of rain is expected to pass across the region on Saturday morning, however, at this stage it doesn't look like it will be enough to blow out the rivers.

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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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A pulse of rain early Saturday morning is welcome news for struggling rivers and trout in the region but it makes forecasting angling conditions a tad tricky.

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

WFR1920.57An adult damselfly Credit iNaturailistNZ

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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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 - 20-02-2020

WFR1920.55A very successful sockeye fishing outing on the Ahuriri Arm of Lake Benmore

The fishing proved pretty good for salmon up at Ohau C Canal last weekend and I have had reports that they’re still catching them at a reasonable rate this week.

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More sublime summer angling conditions are coming our way this weekend as the stellar run of weather continues across the lower North Island!

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Summer hunting for paradise shelduck on offer

There were good numbers of paradise shelduck moulting at sites on the Taranaki ringplain this year

For Taranaki game bird hunters who can’t wait for the traditional May start of the hunting season to come around, Fish & Game is all set to lay on some...

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Prime Minister's renewed commitment to water quality welcomed

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With a short week and Waitangi Day tomorrow, we've prepared a brief, early, fishing report for you this week.

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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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Numerous rivers have been dived across the bottom part of the region and, despite the low flows, the trout are present in really good numbers.

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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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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 – Central South Island - 23-01-2020

WFR1920.45 Steve Frater with the previously reported Lake Aviemore salmon confirmed at 17 pounds

Last week, amongst some other great fishing reports from the Waitaki lakes, I reported being shown a Facebook post of a salmon caught in Lake Aviemore “in the 20-pound conversation”.

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