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

Weekly Fishing report for North Canterbury -13/1/17

Angling conditions are proving a little trying with all these strong nor-westers we have had in recent weeks and these fishing reports are starting to become a bit repetitive


Weekly Fishing report for North Canterbury -6/1/17

Dear Anglers,

Looks like we finally have a good window of fishable opportunity, after many weekends of poor conditions to date.

The weekends forecast is pretty good, especially for anglers looking to target the main snow fed rivers.


Stricken Salmon farm gets a special Christmas delivery

Smiles beamed from the faces of the owners and staff at the Paringa Salmon Farm café recently when two loads of replacement fish were delivered by Fish & Game staff.


Weekly Fishing report for North Canterbury -30/12/16

Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 30th December

Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury fishing report.  Once again the weather this weekend looks to be dominated by high winds.