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

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?


North Canterbury Both Barrels Jul 2016

We are now approaching the end of the main duck shooting season and hunters are reporting that irrigation ponds are in many cases continuing to shoot well.


Rivers run dry in Christchurch

With Environment Canterbury recording its lowest levels in almost 30 years for the headwaters of the Avon, Heathcote and Styx rivers and suburban streams like the Ilam, Waimairi and Wairarapa drying up this year, urgent action is needed over water allocation.