Richie Cosgrove

Posts by Richie Cosgrove for 'Reel Life' Newsletter:

Reel Life January 2021

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The answer to this question is fairly obvious... in the river!

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Reel Life December 2020


Tip 1 – Target the tidal areas

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Reel Life November 2020

Backwater brown from mid Oreti Saleyard Road

The mid-reaches of the Oreti River between Benmore and Castle Rock is a fantastic stretch of river and one of my personal favourites.

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Reel Life October 2020

Bait fishing lower Oreti Oct 2020

During the first week of the season, some Southland rivers were a bit too high for fishing.

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Reel Life September 2020

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The 20/21 sports fishing season is almost upon us and this season is not one to be missed.

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Reel Life August 2020

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The new fishing season is only five weekends away and your new season fishing licence will unlock the full fishing potential of New Zealand for you to explore.

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Southland Reel Life November 2019

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Now is the time to head out bait fishing on our lower rivers because there are heaps of trout about and they are readily taking baits.

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Nelson Marlborough Reel Life Mar 2017

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Trout flying bright green streamers were released into the Riuwaka River during a day long operation in mid-March. 

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Otago Reel Life Mar 2017

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Calm conditions and clear water through March was welcomed by anglers.

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West Coast Reel Life Mar 2017

Dallas Dowdell with a Nice South Westland Salmon Caught Last Week

Conditions have certainly come right recently, with great fishing available.

Both opportunities for salmon and trout fishing have been excellent this month, as the weather has settled down and the river flows have stabilised.

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North Canterbury Reel Life Mar 2017

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Late March and early April often brings settled weather to the Canterbury region. Insect activity is high, especially on calm days.

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Southland Reel Life Mar 2017


Finally there has been a clear patch of weather and Southland Fish and Game staff have been able to get out and undertake drift diving surveys as part of our...

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Central South Island Reel Life Mar 2017

RLmar17CSI2 box ticked Rhys Adams returned to this river found while hunting

April is the last month of the ‘summer’ fishing season.

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