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 -2017

Get ready, this weekends fishing conditions are looking positive! There is a respite in the relentless Nor West fronts that have plagued the fishing season to date and there will be some fishable conditions this weekend.


Dairy farmer’s award recognises ‘superb environmental effort’

Dairy farmer Phil Musson’s ‘can do’ attitude has won him the annual Working with Nature environment award from North Canterbury Fish & Game.


North Canterbury Reel Life Jan 2017

As I write this report, the East Coast rivers in Canterbury have peaked in flood, with flows higher than seen for some time.


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