North Canterbury region

Fish & Game New Zealand’s North Canterbury region offers much to the angler. Without a doubt the star attraction of the region is the sea-run salmon fishery. Mallard ducks are the most abundant and popular game bird in the region. The paradise shelduck is the next most popular species among hunters in the region and like the mallard, also does well in developed land. These pages will keep you up to date with important and timely information about fishing and hunting in the North Canterbury region. See the menu to the right for more navigation options

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North Canterbury News

Trout released for research into the Lower Rakaia

Nearly 2000 brown trout are to be released next week into the Lower Rakaia as part of an attempt to learn more about the fishery.


North Canterbury Reel Life AUG 2016

Many of you will be eagerly anticipating Opening Day this year given the winter closure of the lower rivers.


Lake Ellesmere clean up underway

Derelict maimais and rubbish on Canterbury’s Lake Ellesmere have met their match with Fish & Game staff removing them as part of a long running annual programme of environmental enhancement work.


Behind the scenes at the Montrose Hatchery

Ever wondered about how a Fish and Game Hatchery works?