Fishing News & Events

Central South Island

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Fish & Game remind anglers to stick to the rules

A Fish & Game ranger checks on a fully compliant angler at Lake Heron in the Ashburton Lakes / Ōtūwharekai.

  • Central South Island
  • 20/12/2023
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Lake Coleridge fishing competition Results

Hundreds of anglers flocked to the Canterbury High Country over the weekend to celebrate the opening of the high-country fishing season.

  • North Canterbury Central South Island
  • 9/12/2023
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Canal angler convicted and fined

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

  • Central South Island
  • 22/11/2023
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Canal fishing trip for three friends attracts nine convictions and thousands in fines

Three Ashburton friends have been processed through the courts after Fish & Game rangers detected them committing multiple offences during a fishing trip to the Mackenzie hydro canals during Labour…

  • North Canterbury Central South Island
  • 16/11/2023
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2023 Twizel Kids Salmon Fishing Day

Organised by Central South Island Fish & Game.

  • Central South Island Events
  • 3/10/2023
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Agreement aims to maintain and enhance New Zealand’s popular and iconic sports fisheries

Photo: Courtesy of Meridian Energy.

  • Central South Island
  • 29/09/2023
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NZ Trout Festival -16 September 2023

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

  • Central South Island
  • 18/08/2023
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Ōhau River Spring Season Ballot is Open for Entries

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.

  • Central South Island
  • 30/06/2023
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Ranging operation catches out several anglers at canals

A joint Fish & Game ranger training and night-ranging operation held over the weekend of 21-22 January resulted in several sports fishing offences being detected at the Mackenzie hydro canals.

  • Central South Island North Canterbury
  • 26/01/2023
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Photo 1 CSIFG Central South Island Fish Game Compliance Coordinator Hamish Stevens with the rods seized over Labour Weekend
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.

  • Central South Island
  • 25/10/2022
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