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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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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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