Category: Fishing

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 18th April 2019

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River conditions across the region are good at present, however the weather forecast for the weekend looks average, with a Nor-wester on Friday and Saturday, changing to a Southerly on...

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report 11th April 2019

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Dear Anglers,

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 5th April 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Have a go at trout fishing with a ‘well priced’ licence

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With cooler weather now kicking in, Fish & Game says there’s plenty of opportunity for trout fishing ahead for those yet to buy a fishing licence.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 28 March 2019

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Over the last two days we have seen a very large fresh in the main alpine rivers as a result of the heavy rain that caused widespread flooding on the...

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Sockeye salmon create autumn spectacle

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The Mackenzie Country has a new autumn tourist attraction, with a spectacular run of sockeye salmon heading up the region’s rivers to spawn.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 21-03-19

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After ten years absence, tench have returned to Timaru’s Centennial Park Lake, offering anglers a challenging new fishing opportunity.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21 March 2019

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 14th March 2019

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The last week has been a relatively positive week for salmon anglers in the region.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 7th March 2019

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Weather conditions are looking great for high country anglers this weekend, with light winds forecast both days on the back of a fading nor-west, with a sou-west change tonight.

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Angling events 2019

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Events including childrens' fishing days are held by Fish & Game across New Zealand to support and encourage fishing participation. See below for current event information.

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Weekly Fishing report - North Canterbury 28 Feb 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report. The weather looks good this weekend.

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Fish & Game mount ‘active checks’ on areas including stream mouths

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Eastern Region Fish & Game staff have been “actively checking” the anglers congregating at local stream mouths, especially on Lake Rotorua.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 21st February 2019

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The region has had almost a month of low flows, with the Ashley River drying in the usual reach below Rangiora, and most other rivers at very low levels.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 14th February 2019

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Dear Anglers, At the time of writing (Thursday morning) there is a nor-west front making its way up the West Coast.

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Eastern Fish & Game seeks angler feedback

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Fish & Game is appealing to trout anglers for information about their fishing trips in the Eastern Region that includes the Rotorua lakes.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 8th February 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, It’s going to be another scorcher this weekend.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 31st January 2019

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Fishing conditions look favourable this weekend following a week of discoloured rivers due to a decent fresh late last week, which kept the main salmon rivers high and dirty for...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 24th January 2019

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Dear Anglers, It is not looking that good for fishable conditions in the main rivers this weekend.

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Dairy farmer’s ‘pretty special’ trout rod from Fish & Game

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A Waikato dairy farmer and keen angler has won a handcrafted fly rod from Fish and Game – and he knows exactly how to use it.

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