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Ranging operation catches out several anglers at canals
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New Years Week Fishing Report of Central South Island and North Canterbury
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Research project reaches 20-pound milestone
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!
Anglers across the South Island have been counting down the days until November for the opening of some spectacular fisheries.
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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery
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
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
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
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
The weather looks great for fishing throughout the region this weekend and into next week.
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Hugh Creasy Column March 2021
Change is coming, chill winds from the south sweep through the forests.
Hugh Creasy column for Feb 2021
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.
Hugh Creasy column for January 2021
The howling winds of January will die away, the rivers will subside and the sun will shine.
Christmas boost for canal fishing opportunities due to power station upgrades
Anglers fishing the Tekapo Canal over the summer holidays have had an early Christmas present with a boost in their chances due to Genesis Energy and Central South Island Fish...
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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Thursday 24th December 2020
Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.
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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island - 24 December 2020
Merry Christmas from the team at Central South Island Fish and Game.
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