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

Next CSI Council Meeting 2016

When: Thursday 18 August 2016
Venue: Council Boardrooom at 32 Richard Pearse Drive, Temuka


Central South Island Both Barrels Jul 2016

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


Hundreds of trout return to refurbished spawning race

After the first full refurbishment work since 1968, the Aviemore spawning race is attracting hundreds of brown and rainbow trout and providing more habitat for them to breed in.


South Islanders still have a month of duck shooting to go!

Don’t put away the guns just yet; you still have a month to go!

South Island game bird hunters have until the end of July to harvest most Game bird species.

You can shoot until 31 July throughout the island for Grey, Mallard and Shoveller ducks.