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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for March 23 2023

WFR2223.61 Checked and all legal Waitaki River angler Darren Shields and his companions are checked on by Ranger Hamish Stevens photo by P Van Klink

Forty-Six Waitaki River Anglers Get a Visit from Our Rangers.

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Weekly Fishing Report For Central South Island and North Canterbury for March 9 2023

WFR2223.55Fish Game ranger Hamish Stevens gets the goss from salmon anglers at the Rangitata River mouth Photo by Rhys Adams

Back in the good old days of sea-run salmon fishing in the 1990s, the Rangitata River mouth was an incredibly productive fishing spot.

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Central South Island and North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for March 2 2023

WFR2223.53 Dave Kitching first salmon since 1985 6.2kg and caught on tuesaday this week photo by Allan Gillespie

King, Chinook or Quinnat – three common names for New Zealand’s sea-run salmon species introduced from North America.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for February 23 2023

WFR2223.52 late summer high country fishing at its finest photo by Rhys Adams 2

Thanks to 20-50mm of rain region-wide on Wednesday, river flows have jumped a bit and for the most part will provide ideal fishing flows tomorrow and over the weekend.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for Feb 16 2023

WFR2223.49 Elliot Nelson caught his first Rangitata sea run salmon at age 7 photo by Rikki Nelson

Rikki Nelson had a proud dad moment while fishing the Rangitata River last Sunday with his 7-year-old son Elliot.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for 2 February 2023

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Unfortunately, due to illness, Rhys is unable to supply a full report this week, but we do have a couple of Noticeboard items for anglers in the CSI Region:

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for January 26 2023

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A joint Fish & Game ranger training and night-ranging operation held over the weekend of 21-22 January resulted in several sports fishing offences being detected at the Mackenzie hydro canals.

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Central South Island and North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for January 19 2023

WFR2223.39 Thomas Isbister with a solid Waitaki Valley rainbow trout photo by Dan Isbister

Don’t miss out – there are some great fish being caught this January

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury 12 Jan 2023

WFR2223.36 Scott Baker with his 32 pound brown trout from the Ohau B Canal

Welcome back to our regular weekly reporting after the holiday break.

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New Years Week Fishing Report of Central South Island and North Canterbury

WFR2223 HE6 from left to right parachute Adams Royal Wulff and blow fly Photo by Rhys Adams copy

When it comes to summertime fly fishing, anglers dream of sight-fishing for rising trout.

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Christmas Week Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury

WFRHE1 Lake Benmore is kiwi classic summertime fishing destination Photo by Rhys Adams

Welcome to our first of two ‘Holiday Editions’ of the Weekly Report.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 22 2022

WFR2223.33 coral nets are used to catch stranded trout in the Lake George Scott Weir for tagging and release into the Tekapo Canal Photo by Nikki Dellaway

It’s been a busy week in the field for the CSI staff team, netting fish for research and relocation.

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Weekly fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for December 15 2022

WFR2223.30 Lorenzo Rawnsley with his rainbow trout the Hakataramea River

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 8 2022

WFR2223.26 Bruce Wallaces Rangitata River salmon possibly the first caught by anyone for the 2022 23 season photo by Bruce Wallace

All bets were on for someone to catch the “first-of-the-season” sea-run salmon at the Rangitata or Rakaia rivers this week, as fishing conditions were perfect.

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island & North Canterbury for December 1 2022

WFR2223.24 Harley Stone and Ollie Salisbury with Ollies first ever trout caught trolling at Lake Benmore

Welcome to summer; it’s wet and kind of cold.

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Weekly Fishing report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for November 24 2023

WFR2223.22 Trevor Hendry caught this 6.5lb rainbow at Lake Benmore this November

Two veteran anglers are claiming the rainbow trout are big this season at Lake Benmore.

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for November 17 2022

WFR2223.18 Kate Le Lievre with a great Lake Pukaki brown trout caught on her October opening weekend trip photo by Charles Smith

Your catch pictures say a thousand words

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Central South Island and North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report for November 9 2022

WFR2223.15 Success at the 2022 Kids Salmon Fishing Day for Nixon Philpott and his father Kane photo by R Adams

Roll your eyes now trout aficionados; this is a salmon-themed report.

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WEEKLY FISHING REPORT FOR CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND & NORTH CANTERBURY

WFR2223.15 Richard Ramsay at Lake Alexandrina on Opening Day 2016 photo by Rhys Adams

With the rainbow trout spawning season coming to an end in the CSI Region, our high-country waters and other sensitive fisheries are opening for fishing on Saturday, 5th November,...

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Weekly Fishing report for Central South Island and North Canterbury Fish & Game 27 October 2022

WFR2223.12 Time to get prepared for high country opening photo by Rhys Adams

CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND REPORTTime to prepare for high-country opening

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