Category: Fishing

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Weed removal makes Kids Fishing Day a success!

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A massive effort in removing over 40 tonnes of invasive weed has helped make the annual Christchurch Take A Kid Fishing Day a huge success.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 12th October 2018

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Dear Anglers, the weather forecast for this weekend in the High Country is looking better than the Lowland coastal region.

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Angler catches orange tag trout in ‘fishy lucky dip'

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An angler has caught the first trout with an orange tag in the Rotorua lakes “fishy lucky dip” – stoking up interest in the hunt for a fish worth $10,000.

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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 Friday 5th October 2018

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Reports from anglers since opening day have been great. With the stable flows we have had recently, fish have taken up residence wherever the conditions allow, with good numbers of...

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New trout season off to a flying start

Opening Oct 2018 Brent George with a solid rainbow from Lake Tarawera2.

Thousands of keen anglers around the country have been enjoying success as they try to catch a trout for the family dinner table following the opening of the new freshwater...

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Anglers big day out

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Trout anglers’ big day arrives with the start of the new fishing season

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 28th September 2018

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Hello and welcome to the first North Canterbury region fishing report for the 2018/19 fishing season.

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Perfect combo - school holidays & new trout fishing season

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The opening of the new trout fishing season and the beginning of the school holidays is providing the perfect combination for a great family activity over coming weeks.

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Remember to Vote - Farmers are!

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This years Fish & Game elections are already attracting a bit of attention, Stuff.co.nz has published a story about Federated Farmers putting candidates up for election.

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life August 2018

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Anglers ‘eager' as new trout licences go on sale

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Trout fishing licences for the coming year are going on sale tomorrow as freshwater anglers eagerly look forward to the start of the 2018-19 freshwater sports fishing season.

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Fishers’ right of way to open beside Riuwaka River

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People will have better access to the south branch of the Riuwaka River thanks to a joint initiative by Tasman District Council, Fish and Game and the New Zealand Walking...

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Public briefing on the RDR decision by ECan

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Central South Island Fish & Game has held a public briefing for anglers to digest the decision by ECan Commissioners to allow RDR Management Ltd (RDRML) to take additional water...

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Environment Canterbury’s Rangitata irrigation decision a “slap in the face”

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Environment Canterbury’s decision to allow irrigators to take more water from the Rangitata River is being described as “surprising and extremely disappointing” by Central South Island Fish and Game.

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Creasy's Column - the challenges of winter fishing

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By Hugh Creasy

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Meet the future - what water samples can tell us about trout and salmon

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Imagine being able to scoop water out of a river and tell if fish live upstream, what species they are and if they’re reproducing?

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life May 2018

Opening weekend of the game season came and went, and the boom of shotguns died away with hardly a repeat of the opening morning fusillade.

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Info for Anglers

Anglers who are fishing at Lake Coleridge are to be advised that at the Harper River end of the lake, there are reports (1 May 2018) that there is some...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 27/04/18

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Monday the 30th of April is the last day of the regular fishing season.That means this weekend is the last weekend too.

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