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.

Have you fished the upper Ahuriri River above Longslip Creek this season?

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Central South Island News

Weekly Fishing Report– Central South Island Region-2017

A short and sharp southerly front is set to blast through Canterbury in the wee hours of Saturday morning and some cloud should hang around following it.


Central South Island Reel Life FEB 2017

Weather-wise March can be brilliant with mild and settled weather. So the message here is get out and go fishing in March, there is heaps of opportunity and boot shorts style fishing and camping out are still great options.


Next CSI Council Meeting

When: Thursday 20th April 2017
Venue: Council Boardrooom at 32 Richard Pearse Drive, Temuka

Council Meeting Time: 7 pm. Licence holders and members the public are welcome to attend.


Central South Island Reel Life JAN 2017

It has been a fickle summer weather-wise, with welcome small but regular rainfall events occurring across the region.