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 – 21-10-2016

The weather forecast for Labour Weekend, the first holiday weekend of the new fishing season is looking OK in my opinion.


Weekly Fishing Report– Central South Island Region – 14-10-2016

It is great to have frequent rain events hitting the region this spring, I personally target days when river flows are receding after some rain when fishing the Opihi catchment.


Kids Fishing Day - Saturday November 12th, 2016

The Loch Cameron Kids Fishing Day will be held on the 12th of November, 2016.

Loch Cameron is located 5km from Twizel.


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.