Category: Fishing

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New signs show the way for Canterbury anglers

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Over 100 new angler access signs have recently gone up around the North Canterbury Fish & Game Region in preparation for the new fishing season starting October 1.

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Celebration of Women in Angling This Saturday

Successful outing for WOTF

This is the third year the event has been held. It is growing globally as women from around the world and here in Aotearoa New Zealand, appreciate the multitude of...

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Salmonid Ecology Scholarship launched

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A scholarship for a PhD student undertaking research into the ecology, conservation and management of trout and trout fisheries has been set up in the name of the late...

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Repeat offending angler fined for exceeding the bag limit

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Southland angler Christopher Wood was fined nearly $1500 in the Timaru District Court last week.

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Ōhau River Spring Season ballots – Period 2 ballot open for entries

Cate Lee caught and released this huge rainbow trout on the 2021 Spring Season Opening Day

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSIFG) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to limit angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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2022 Special Winter Edition Fishing Report - North Canterbury

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With school holidays starting on the 9th of July, it’s a great opportunity to get the boat out of the shed and take the family out fishing during the winter period.

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Research project reaches 20-pound milestone

Scott Miller presents his 20 pound tagged brown trout before release back to the Tekapo Canal Photo credit Morgan Brown

Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.

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Angler submissions available for download

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You can download the submissions made by anglers on the 2022 Angling Regulations Review here.

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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

Simon Arthur 6.7kg salmon at Rakaia Mouth Saturday 27th Nov

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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