Fishing News & Events

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Ōhau River Spring Season Ballot to Open on 24 June

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.

  • 13/06/2024
  • Maggie Tait
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Seeking Angler Feedback: Proposed Designated Waters Licence for Mataura and Waikaia Rivers

Southland Fish & Game is consulting with anglers regarding proposed changes to fishing licence requirements for the mid/upper Mataura (above the Ardlussa Bridge) and Waikaia rivers.

  • Fishing
  • Southland
  • 29/05/2024
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Anglers form sisterhood bonds in river of resilience

They came as strangers and left thick as thieves. Seven women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer attended a weekend fly-fishing retreat at Makarora this month.

  • Fishing
  • Otago
  • 16/05/2024
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Native restoration project reels in anglers for help

Anglers have waded in to help a catchment group and a high-country farm restore and rewild an important spawning stream in Wānaka.

  • Fishing Environment
  • Otago
  • 15/05/2024
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Alert over fish kill at Coalpit Dam

Anglers have been asked to avoid fishing at Coalpit Dam near Naseby, in Otago, as the cause of a fish kill there this week is investigated.

  • 18/04/2024
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Student Fishing Course

Calling all students from year 9-13 who want to learn about fly fishing for Trout.

  • Hawke's Bay
  • 12/04/2024
  • Hawkes Bay
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Repeat offender convicted, fined and forfeits valuable fishing rod

Central South Island Fish & Game have successfully prosecuted an angler who flouted the law while fishing at the Ōhau B Canal near Twizel in August 2023.

  • 10/04/2024
  • Maggie Tait
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Women's Introduction to Fly Fishing Workshop

Jill Sweeney and the Tauranga Anglers Club invite you to a **Women's Introduction to Fly Fishing Workshop**, tailored specifically for novices, beginners, and women curious about starting their fly fishing…

  • Eastern
  • 4/04/2024
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2024 North Canterbury Rangers Competition

Come and celebrate the end of the sea-run salmon season with Fish & Game Staff, Honorary Rangers and fellow anglers at the 2024 Rangers Competition! When & Where Friday 26th April Kairaki beach…

  • 28/03/2024
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Women on the Fly NZ - Special Invitation

This is a special invitation to a 'ladies only' evening, to meet and listen to Leigh Johnson, founder of Women on the Fly New Zealand.

  • Nelson/Marlborough
  • 26/03/2024
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