Category: Fishing

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Ranging operation catches out several anglers at canals

CSIFG 1 Honorary Fish Game Ranger Allan Gillespie checks on compliant angler Hans Van Leeuwen at the Ohau B Canal near Twizel photo by CSI Fish Game Rhys Adams

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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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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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Rods and fish seized during night ranging operation at canals

Photo 1 CSIFG Central South Island Fish Game Compliance Coordinator Hamish Stevens with the rods seized over Labour Weekend

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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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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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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Research project reaches 20-pound milestone

Scott Miller presents his 20 pound tagged brown trout before release back to the Tekapo Canal Photo credit Morgan Brown

Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.

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November is the month for anglers to explore!

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Anglers across the South Island have been counting down the days until November for the opening of some spectacular fisheries.

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Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day

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Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season.

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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

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To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...

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Precautionary winter closure of Upper Tekapo Canal sports fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries has led to a precautionary closure during the peak of the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 15 April 2021

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The traditional fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region Friday night, rivers are likely to become dis-coloured for a few days.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 18-03-2021

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The weather forecast is looking great for fishing this weekend with sunshine or high cloud, mild temperatures and light winds.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 18 March 2021

View upstream from the wheelchair fishing platofrm at McIntoshes Rocks on the lower Waimakariri River

The weather looks great for fishing throughout the region this weekend and into next week.

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Hugh Creasy Column March 2021

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Change is coming, chill winds from the south sweep through the forests.

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Hugh Creasy column for Feb 2021

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In the heat of the day, the road surface glistens black with melting tar, and the roadside broom crackles with ripening seed pods bursting and brittle.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island- 28-01-2021

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After the heatwave, this week we are heading into a weekend of mild temps, light-moderate winds and a mix of brilliant sunshine and benign overcast cloud.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 28th January 2021

Fishing conditions look favourable this weekend following a week of discoloured rivers due to a small fresh last weekend.

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