North Canterbury

North Canterbury Region

This region offers much to the angler. Without a doubt the star attraction of the region is the sea-run salmon fishery.

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North Canterbury Fishing Locations and Access

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The Rakaia, Waimakariri, Hurunui and Waiau rivers offer excellent sea-run salmon fishing between November and March.

North Canterbury also offers great fishing for other species. More than 30 high country lakes offer land-locked salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout, mackinaw and splake. The upper reaches of the braided rivers offer high quality brown and rainbow trout with very big fish in places.

Mallard ducks are the most abundant and popular game bird in the region. Paradise shelduck is the next most popular species and like the mallard, also does well in developed land.


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Council Meeting Dates for 2020

19 Feb

15 Apr

17 Jun

19 Aug

21 Oct

9 Dec - Annual General Meeting

All meetings commence at 4.30pm at 595 Johns Road, Harewood, Christchurch.


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Physical Address:
595 Johns Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051

Postal Address:
PO Box 50, Woodend 7641.

Phone:
03 366 9191 or 0800-FISHANDGAME (0800 347 426)

Email:
northcanterbury@fishandgame.org.nz

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individual lakes

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