Category: Fishing

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Otago Weekly Fishing Report - 2 February 2023

A heatwave for much of Otago may keep cicadas chirping heading into the long weekend but will push many fish down until late rain provides relief and bringson more action.

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Otago Weekly Fishing Report - 26 January 2023

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The weekend is shaping up to be a scorcher across much of Otago. But you’ll need to keep a cool head to find fish.

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Ranging operation catches out several anglers at canals

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Otago Weekly Fishing Report - 19 January 2023

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Warm temperatures have been affecting where the fish may be found but forecast rain on Friday could bring some temporary relief and “reset” rivers and lake edges.

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Extra staff bolster summer ranging efforts

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Otago Fish & Game has reeled in extra staff to help with the higher workload over the summer season.

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Otago Weekly Fishing Report - 12 January 2023

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Freshwater fishing is off to a hot start for 2023 in Otago. The weather looks promising this weekend.

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

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

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School's in for soft-bait fishing clinic

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November 10, 2022:

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WEEKLY FISHING REPORT FOR CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND & NORTH CANTERBURY

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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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Love of rivers at heart of new scholarship

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A new scholarship honouring the life and work of Associate Professor of Zoology Donald Scott has been established by the Otago Fish and Game Council, the Clutha Fisheries Trust and...

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Rods and fish seized during night ranging operation at canals

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Central South Island Fish & Game rangers were active at the Mackenzie Basin hydro canal fishery during the night over Labour Weekend.

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Anglers Out in Force for Start of the Season

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Fish & Game NZ is expecting a "massive" turn-out of anglers this weekend for the opening of the new freshwater fishing season which kicks off Saturday, October 1.

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Angler survey fishing for data on Lake Hawea

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Anglers fishing on Lake Hawea can expect to be quizzed by rangers during a three-year research project starting this month.

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Celebration of Women in Angling This Saturday

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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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A road less travelled for hatchery fish transporter

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A newly acquired fish transporter will halve the 4000km annual road trip Otago Fish & Game takes to release rainbow trout into “put-and-take” fisheries across the region.

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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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Grab the kids and go fishing

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Take A Kid Fishing returns to Southern Reservoir, Dunedin, in September 2022.

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Health check for Lake Wanaka

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Otago Fish & Game will monitor the health of Lake Wānaka after trout went off the bite for many anglers in the 2021-2022 fishing season.

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Fishing access boosted for Otago anglers

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Anglers will have more access to fishing spots along New Zealand’s fourth-largest river next fishing season.

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