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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 26-11-2020

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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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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 26 November 2020

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In trying to be positive about the fishing prospects for the weekend ahead, there's a reasonable chance that some of the smaller waterways will be clear.

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Hugh Creasy Column for December 2020

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There is a chill in the morning air, and the moon hangs above the horizon, soon to disappear as the sun rises.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 19 November 2020

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Despite the typically temperamental spring weather pattern that has settled in over the lower North Island the fishing continues to run red hot!

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 12 November 2020

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After the torrential rain on Monday and Tuesday there are some swollen rivers around the region, but the weekend is looking like it will be a stunner weather-wise.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 5 November 2020

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The forecast at the moment makes it difficult to predict the weekend's fishing conditions - the only certainty being that there are plenty of really good fish about, so they're...

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 29 October 2020

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A little bit of rain on Saturday brings a change from what's been a stellar run of weather recently, however it won't slow the hot fishing action we've had over...

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Hugh Creasy's column November 2020

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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.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 22 October 2020

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A long weekend is on the cards and the great run of weather looks set to last, allowing anglers to make the most of the bonus fishing day on Monday.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 15 October 2020

Tim Angeli kicked off his season with this spectacular brown trout from a small Wairarapa spring creek. Copy

Reports coming in from anglers point to fantastic fishing right throughout the region, and the stellar conditions at the start of the season are going to continue for the coming...

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 8 October 2020

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The new season was welcomed in with absolutely stunning weather for most of the lower North Island and what many anglers are praising as the best Opening Day conditions in...

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 30 September 2020

Season-Opening Stunner On The Cards!

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Hugh Creasy's Column September 2020

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There had been a fresh fall of snow on the tops, and the water was cold.

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Takitakitoa wetland impresses trustees

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“The best bang for your buck” is how Game Bird Habitat Trust Chairperson Andy Tannock described Takitakitoa Wetland on Saturday morning.

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Endangered Eels find refuge in hunter-created wetlands

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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

Photo 2 Anglers fish a popular stretch of the upper Tekapo Canal known as the Magic Carpet July 2020 Credit Rhys Adams

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

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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

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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

Pippa at Southern Goldies Trial. Photo by Alicia Hebden.

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

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Winter flies are stored away – those big, fluffy things that imitate small fish and the eggs of spawning hens.

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