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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 11th December 2020
Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, although Nor’ westers have been dominant in the last week, the amount of rainfall in the headwaters hasn’t been too excessive.
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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 10-12-2020
Lake Benmore is a favourite fishery for South Island anglers, in fact, on paper it’s recorded as the second most fished lake New Zealand - that caldera lake formed by...
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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 03-12-2020
It is exciting to hear of the first two confirmed sea-run salmon catches for the season at the Rangitata River.
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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 4th December 2020
Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report. A couple of Nor’ westers are going to dominate the fishing conditions this weekend.
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Salmon Run begins
Beginners luck paid off for Rolleston women Vicky Van Der Zwet when she caught her first ever salmon over the weekend.
Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 26-11-2020
As Rhys reported last week CSI Fish & Game staff were involved with a pilot study on some of the regions hapuas (lagoons) with a focus on smelt populations.
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Hugh Creasy Column for December 2020
There is a chill in the morning air, and the moon hangs above the horizon, soon to disappear as the sun rises.
Hugh Creasy's column November 2020
Perhaps it is the arc of the line flashing in the morning light that lifts the angler’s spirit, the sheer elegance of the cast that grips the imagination.
Hugh Creasy's Column September 2020
There had been a fresh fall of snow on the tops, and the water was cold.
Takitakitoa wetland impresses trustees
“The best bang for your buck” is how Game Bird Habitat Trust Chairperson Andy Tannock described Takitakitoa Wetland on Saturday morning.
Endangered Eels find refuge in hunter-created wetlands
Southland Fish and Game research has revealed just how important hunter-created wetlands are for our native fish species.
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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery
Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.
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Chef wows game bird hunters with pukeko
The often-maligned pukeko was the culinary champion at the annual Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game, game bird food night at Club Waimea on Sunday night.
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Licence photo competition winner announced
A stunning late afternoon photo of a boy and his uncle fishing has won the inaugural Fish & Game NZ Fishing Licence photo competition.
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Getting the most out of your gun dog: Part 5 Taking your dog skills to higher level
In this final article I’ll discuss a couple of skills which you would find useful in the field and which could often be the difference between retrieving or losing a bird.
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Hugh Creasy's column August 2020
Winter flies are stored away – those big, fluffy things that imitate small fish and the eggs of spawning hens.
Tekapo trout tagging project underway
Hundreds of Lake Tekapo trout have been relocated by Central South Island Fish & Game recently and most of them have a new important “accessory” on them.
Getting the most out of your gun dog: Part 4 Hunting and training through the first couple of season
If you’ve taken full advantage of the game bird hunting season and hunted with your pup in a variety of situations you’ll realise what a great asset a well-trained gun...
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Getting the most out of your gun dog-Part 3 How to approach the first hunting season
So now your pup is six months old, the game bird season is only a month off and you’re keen to get into it.
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Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt this weekend
Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt
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