Tag: Fishing

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Trout Festival Reels in the Anglers

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Over 500 anglers celebrated the upcoming fishing season with the 2023 NZ Trout Festival in Christchurch at the weekend.

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NZ Trout Festival -16 September 2023

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Back bigger than ever – The 2023 NZ Trout Festival returns on 16 September at the Groynes Reserve and Clearwater Resort, Christchurch.

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New Era For Fishing Licences

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The freshwater fishing season begins on October 1, and new licences are now on sale.

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Elusive birthplace of Lake Wānaka salmon revealed

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A long search for the birthplace of Lake Wānaka salmon has raised hopes to help protect their struggling population.

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Canal angler entangled in his own web of lies

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An offender dealt with by Fish & Game was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $1,900 in the Ashburton District Court for multiple sports fishing offences committed at the...

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Ōhau River Spring Season Ballot is Open for Entries

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Central South Island Fish & Game (CSI) has established a ballot system (lottery) to control angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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Post-Covid tourism boost as overseas anglers return to New Zealand

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More than 13,500 international anglers took to the water in pursuit of New Zealand’s renowned wild trout during the recent fishing season, according to data from Fish & Game NZ.

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Ōhau River Spring Season Ballot to Open on 27 June

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Central South Island Fish & Game (CSI) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to control angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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Repeat offender angler pleads guilty to four charges.

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A repeat offender dealt with by Fish & Game was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $3,530 in the Timaru District Court for multiple sports fishing offences committed at...

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Weekly Fishing Report for Central South Island and North Canterbury for March 30 2023

WFR2223.63 Oetse Kempkers caught this chunky salmon at Ohau C Canal on Wednesday photo by Hamish Stevens

CSI Fish & Game Ranger Hamish Stevens was on duty at the canals on Wednesday, undertaking licence and compliance checks and our Canal Angler Survey.

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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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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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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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