News

If you would like to sign up to receive the Weekly Fishing report, click here.

Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 23-1-20

Hope river drift dive 2014 1

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

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 23-1-20'...


New Blog Post

WR Fish 23Jan2020 Cover Copy

That's ....

Read more about 'New Blog Post'...


Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 16-01-2020

WFR1920.42 Lennox Batemans first fish a 9 pound salmon caught at the Benmore Spillway

The weather forecast is looking as good as it gets for the next few days.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 16-01-2020'...


New Blog Post

20200115 112230a Copy

There's a north and south situation this weekend, with heavy showers forecast for the former and fine conditions expected for the lower half of the region.

Read more about 'New Blog Post'...


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.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report - North Canterbury 16 Jan 2020'...


Perfectly timed photo wins award for South Island photographer

Matt Winter WInning photo

Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s expertly timed photo of two paradise shelducks in perfect symmetry has won the inaugural Game Bird Habitat Trust’s photo competition.

Read more about 'Perfectly timed photo wins award for South Island photographer'...


Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 9-1-2020

image002 1

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather is a little cooler this week.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 9-1-2020'...


Weekly Fishing Report Central South island 9-1-2020

Lower reaches of the Rangitata Currently a good colour

The alpine rivers have finally cleared a bit, but it could be potentially short lived.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report Central South island 9-1-2020'...


Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 2-1-20

IMG 0961 1

Happy New Year to all anglers from the Councillors and Staff at North Canterbury Fish & Game.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 2-1-20'...


Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 02-01-2020

WFR1820.18salmon vs trout I.D. tip use the anal fin base length and fin ray length to distinguish trout from salmon

This is part three of my holiday period series designed to resource you with loads of information that will help you have a successful and enjoyable summer of fishing.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 02-01-2020'...


Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 26-12-19

WFR1920.36fishing with kids is choice as Credit R Adams

This is part two of my holiday period series on resourcing you with loads of information to help you have a successful and enjoyable summer of fishing.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 26-12-19'...


Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 27th December 2019

Jordyn and Blaze enjoying getting to a productive part of the lake 2

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, I have had to write this report in advance so I can’t give updated river conditions, but I have provided...

Read more about 'Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 27th December 2019'...


Hugh Creasy Column for Reel Life December 2019

fishjump40

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

Read more about 'Hugh Creasy Column for Reel Life December 2019'...


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

WFR1920.33Make the time this holiday period to share your love of fishing with your loved ones credit K De Lange

The holiday season is upon us and most of us will have more time than usual to get out for a fish.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 19-12-19'...


Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 20th December 2019

Fishing the edge which is the only clear quiet bit of water 1

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

Read more about 'Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 20th December 2019'...


New Blog Post

Welcome to our abridged fishing reports for the Christmas period.

Read more about 'New Blog Post'...


Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 13th December 2019

FGNZ NC LakeHawdon+MarymereFishSurvey77

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

Read more about 'Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 13th December 2019'...


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

A little bit of homework is required before heading out this weekend for a fish thanks to all the high and mid country rain we received last week.

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report - Central South Island - 12-12-19'...


New Blog Post

20191211 142610a

The fishing Gods appear to be smiling on us - recent rain has recharged rapidly falling rivers nicely and set up some great angling for Saturday.

Read more about 'New Blog Post'...


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

WFR1920.29 the Opihi River has provided a reliable fishing option this season credit R Adams

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

Read more about 'Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 05-12-19'...