Category: Fishing

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Review of North Canterbury freshwater angling regulations

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The North Canterbury Fish and Game Council is holding its regular review of the Anglers Notice (Fishing regulations).

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report April 7 2022

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Unfortunately, as of this morning, the rain forecast for the high country hasn’t quite made enough of an impact to bring a new fresh down any of the main rivers,...

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Anglers reminded to stick to the rules

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Close to one in ten anglers checked by Central South Island Fish & Game are non-compliant with the sports fishing regulations.

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Salmon anglers master season bag limit

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The Canterbury sea run salmon fishing season is underway with good numbers of fish seen and being caught.

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Weekly fishing report North Canterbury - 2 December 2021

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Over the last week, we have seen the main rivers rise and fall following the nor-west rain in the alps, but they should be approaching a fishable state by tomorrow.

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Weekly Fishing Report - North Canterbury - 25-11-2021

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When: 8 December 2021

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 18th November 2021

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The L11/Ararira, Selwyn/Waikirkiri and Harts Creek/Waitatari are all fishing very well this year.

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – November 5 2021

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This weekend is a highly anticipated one- most of the regions high country rivers and lakes become open; for a few people, this is when their season truly begins.

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Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition postponed

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Unfortunately, due to uncertainties about Covid-19 in the Canterbury community, North Canterbury Fish & Game are postponing the annual Lake Coleridge Fishing Competition.

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November is the month for anglers to explore!

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Anglers across the South Island have been counting down the days until November for the opening of some spectacular fisheries.

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North Canterbury Fishing report 28th October 2021

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With less rain in the headwaters, the big braided rivers are now flowing clear and the lower reaches are definitely worth a look this week.

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 15th October 2021

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Happy Friday anglers, the weekend is almost here, and your weeklong withdrawals are almost over, welcome to the North Canterbury weekly fishing report.

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 8th October 2021

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury weekly fishing report.

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Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day

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Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Friday 1st October 2021

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury weekly fishing report.

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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report-24 September 2021

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Welcome anglers to the first weekly fishing report for the 2021/22 season.

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Fish & Game to work collaboratively with high-country farmers in North Canterbury

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Fish & Game, in collaboration with Canterbury high-country farmers, New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association, Rakaia River Promotions and ECan, have secured funding from the Ministry for the Environment for a...

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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

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To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...

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Precautionary winter closure of Upper Tekapo Canal sports fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries has led to a precautionary closure during the peak of the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 29-04-2021

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The “summer” season finishes up tomorrow, Friday the 30th of April; and this is the final weekly fishing report for the 2020/2021 fishing season.

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