Category: Fishing

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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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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

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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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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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Tekapo trout tagging project underway

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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.

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South Island salmon harvest survey to start

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South Island salmon anglers are being asked for their help in the first east coast wide salmon harvest survey.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 26 March 2020

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Angling is temporarily suspended but the season is not over yet!

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 19 March 2020

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Welcome to our abridged fishing report for this week.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 12 March 2020

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Another week and yet another stunning forecast for fishing this Saturday and Sunday as the stellar run of angling weather continues for the lower North Island.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 5 March 2020

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Autumn has arrived right on cue with rain and a dramatic drop in temperatures across the region.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 27 February 2020

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A band of rain is expected to pass across the region on Saturday morning, however, at this stage it doesn't look like it will be enough to blow out the rivers.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 20 February 2020

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A pulse of rain early Saturday morning is welcome news for struggling rivers and trout in the region but it makes forecasting angling conditions a tad tricky.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 13 February 2020

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More sublime summer angling conditions are coming our way this weekend as the stellar run of weather continues across the lower North Island!

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Wellington Weekly Fishing Report - 5 February 2020

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With a short week and Waitangi Day tomorrow, we've prepared a brief, early, fishing report for you this week.

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Wellington Weekly Report - 30 January 2020

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Numerous rivers have been dived across the bottom part of the region and, despite the low flows, the trout are present in really good numbers.

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Wellington Weekly Report - 23 January 2020

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And with light winds also on the cards across much of the region, this weekend could be the one to head into the hills for a night or two and...

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Wellington Weekly Report - 16 January 2020

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Happy New Year and welcome back to what's proving to be a great fishing season for the lower North Island.

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Wellington Weekly Report - 19 December 2019

Welcome to our abridged fishing reports for the Christmas period.

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Wellington Weekly Report - 12 December 2019

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There's a north and south situation this weekend, with heavy showers forecast for the former and fine conditions expected for the lower half of the region.

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Wellington Weekly Report 05 December 2019

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The fishing Gods appear to be smiling on us - recent rain has recharged rapidly falling rivers nicely and set up some great angling for Saturday.

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Wellington Weekly Report 28 November 2019

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Another stunning weekend is on the cards again, so now is the time to get into the angling action before the pre-Christmas chaos kicks in!

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