Category: Fishing

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Mystery surrounds potential world record trout catch

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Fish and Game is trying to confirm reports of a giant trout – a potential world record – recently caught in the Mackenzie Country hydro canals.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 18th January 2019

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather this weekend will be dominated by a front moving up the West Coast on Saturday which will bring...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report, Friday 11th January 2019

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Angling conditions are proving a little trying this week, with strong winds and dirty rivers for much of the week.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 3rd January 2019

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Dear Anglers, Happy New Year to you all and good luck with the fishing for 2019.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 21st December 2018

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather this weekend will continue to be cooler then normal.

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Catfish confirmed in Lake Rotorua

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Catfish have been confirmed in Lake Rotorua in the lead up to Christmas.

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Fish & Game: don’t forget to pack a fishing rod

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Holidaymakers planning their Christmas break are being reminded to pack a fishing rod in the car, campervan or caravan to target some trout during the holidays.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 13th December 2018

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Welcome to the North Canterbury Fish and Game weekly fishing report, the season so far has been a bit patchy as far as good fishing conditions go but this weekend...

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‘Jumbo’ trout freed into Lake Rotorua

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Anglers have been given the chance to chase some “jumbo-size” trout in Lake Rotorua.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 7th December 2018

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Prospects for North Canterbury anglers look average in most places this weekend.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 30th November 2018

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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‘Avid anglers’ all set for Rotorua streams opening

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Anglers are making plans to catch some big wild trout in particular, as some of Rotorua and Waikaremoana’s best known streams re-open for summer.

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Angling events 2018-19

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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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North Canterbury Fishing Report 23 November 2018

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Dear Anglers, The weekends forecast is looking pretty good for anglers, from the inland to the coastal parts of the region.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 16th November 2018

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Christchurch Show weekend has arrived and there is little sign of salmon about.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 9th November 2018

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Gales fail to dampen opening weekend

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Nor-West gales failed to stop hundreds of Canterbury anglers from heading into the backcountry to celebrate the opening of the high country fishing season.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 2nd November 2018

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Dear Anglers, the weekends forecast is a shocker for inland parts of the region.

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Backcountry fisheries to be checked for angling pressure

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Fish & Game staff will be keeping a close eye on how much angling pressure is being placed on back country fisheries in the South Island as they open later...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 26th October 2018

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Prospects for North Canterbury anglers look average in most places this weekend.

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