Central south island region

Fish & Game New Zealand’s Central South Island region extends from the south bank of the Rakaia River in the north, to Moeraki in the south. With their headwaters in the Southern Alps, the Waitaki and the Rangitata are the region’s biggest rivers.

Many of Central South Island's larger riverbeds and lakes are public lands, meaning there is good access to game bird hunting across the region. Of course, it is important to advise the adjoining landowner when you wish to hunt these areas.

These pages will keep you up to date with important and timely information about fishing and hunting in the Central South Island region. See the menu to the Right for navigation options.


Central South Island Map

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Central South Island News

Weekly Fishing Report– Central South Island Region – 30-09-2016

The weekly report is back for another season, last year 30 weekly reports were published covering the October to May period, we will endeavour to do the same this time round too.


Next CSI Council Meeting 2016

When: Thursday 20 October 2016
Venue: Council Boardrooom at 32 Richard Pearse Drive, Temuka
Council Meeting Time:: 7:00 pm. Licence holders and members the public are welcome to attend.




Central South Island Reel Life AUG 2016

September is the last month on the current 2015-2016 licence so anglers are encouraged to get out for one final fling of the line.


Central South Island Both Barrels Jul 2016

The traditional game bird hunting season is drawing to a close in the Central South Island Region.