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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 21:15

Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:30

Much of the holiday season has seen El Nino style weather patterns, bringing large amounts of wet weather to the Coast over the past month.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 14:45

Smiles beamed from the faces of the owners and staff at the Paringa Salmon Farm café recently when two loads of replacement fish were delivered by Fish & Game staff.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 11:00

Despite wet early summer conditions across much of the country, West Coast Rivers have been flowing at fishable levels for much of this month. As we get close to the Christmas holiday break, hopefully suitable flows will combine with fine summer weather.

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 15:45

The spring weather has been really pronounced this month, as a number of fronts have passed over the country bringing wet weather to the Coast.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 09:00

Further trout enhancement of Lake Kaniere begun on 1st November 2016, with two full mini tankers of yearling browns and a few rainbows brought over by North Canterbury Fish and Game. Funding for the release has come from Trustpower for continued mitigation following hydro works in the system.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 18:30

Early season reports from anglers have been positive with a number of good trout present in the lower reaches of West Coast Rivers.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 22:30

Opening day is now only weeks away. With the arrival of daylight savings and warmer weather starting to show up, it’s time to start thinking about where to try early in the season.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:00

The weather has been great on the West Coast recently, ideal for fishing those areas that remain open throughout the season.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 09:00

July on the West Coast began with fine weather. This settled weather provided further opportunities for riverbed hunting as birds camped up in the sun near areas of open water.