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Reel Life April 2022

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This is the last Reel Life until September! We'll still be putting out weekly fishing reports until the end of April, so if you want to hear more about the...

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Reel Life March 2022

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Reel Life February 2022

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Salmon seem to be the talk of the town right now.

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Reel Life January 2022

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January is a popular month for fishing, with anglers able to head further afield for some R&R.

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Reel Life December 2021

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Well, we are not far away from the summer holidays and without a doubt, the best summer holidays are centred around fishing – well, we think so anyway!

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Reel Life November 2021

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Anglers have been all over the spring fishing this year, and things are looking just as good for November.

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Reel Life October 2021

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The 2021/22 fishing season is only a week away, and your fishing licence is your ticket to adventure and opens a world of opportunities for you and your family.

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Reel Life September 2021

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The new fishing season isn't far away, and it's time to get ready.

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Reel Life March 2021

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The best thing about April for the angler is the number of holidays available.

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Reel Life February 2021

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There are many positives for the angler as we head into March this season.

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Reel Life February 2020

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There are many positives for the anglers who target March on their fishing calendar.

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North Canterbury Reel Life January 2020

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Well the salmon are finally here, actually, it looks as if some of the salmon runs were quite early this year, it’s just that the rivers were too high for...

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North Canterbury Reel Life December 2019

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The North Canterbury region offers much to the angler during the holiday season.

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North Canterbury Reel Life October 2019

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The first Saturday in November marks the opening of high-country lakes in the North Canterbury Region.

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North Canterbury Reel Life September 2019

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Opening day prospects

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North Canterbury Reel Life August 2019

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September is always a good time to have a couple of outings before the real show starts in October.

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North Canterbury Reel Life April 2019

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April has been a fantastic month for trout anglers.

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North Canterbury Reel Life March 2019

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Most people are aware that the way the holidays are lining up this month is very fortuitous.

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North Canterbury Reel Life December 2018

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Summer...are we there yet? Surely by the Christmas holidays we are going to get some sunny days.

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North Canterbury Reel Life Apr 2017

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As the season draws to a close there has been some settled weather to bring a rush of activity from both salmon and trout anglers alike.

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Southland Reel Life FEB 2017

In this month’s Reel Life article, field officer Cohen Stewart interviews retired fishing guide and honorary ranger Len Prentice to find out how the average angler can make their fishing...

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West Coast Reel Life FEB 2017

Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.

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Hawke’s Bay Reel Life Feb 2017

With February air temperatures peaking at 33OC at the airport, it was nice to receive some decent rain in the middle of the month to give the rivers a good...

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Auckland / Waikato Reel Life Feb 2017

The weather has been less than ideal recently but the heat has brought out the cicadas – and the trout that feed on them.

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Southland Reel Life JAN 2017

As mentioned in previous Reel Life articles, there have been isolated increases in mouse populations in some parts of Southland.

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North Canterbury Reel Life Jan 2017

As I write this report, the East Coast rivers in Canterbury have peaked in flood, with flows higher than seen for some time.

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Eastern Reel Life Jan 2017

Lake Rotorua’s shoreline fishery has been slow to get underway this summer due to cooler and windier than normal conditions.

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Otago Reel Life JAN 2017

It’s fair to say that the summer holiday period has been severely interrupted by some abysmal weather over the past month and leading up to the New Year.

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