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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 09:45

Hundreds of slamon and rainbow trout just for the kids to catch!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:30

We are lucky in the West Coast region to have a plenty of freshwater open for sports fishing all year round.

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 08:45

The 21st and 22nd of June are now locked in for the second opening or shortest weekend duck hunt.

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 16:00

Check your South Island regulation guide to see what waters are open all year, then wrap up warm, and give it a go.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 09:15

It was a perfect start to the season weather wise. A bit of drizzle on daylight then a fine morning thereafter kept the birds in circulation throughout Saturday morning.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:00

Wednesday April 30 mark both the last day of the summer sports fishing season and the salmon season for 2014. It is fair to say the 2013-2014 summer was favourable for sports fishing on the West Coast.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:45

Welcome West Coast hunters to another game bird season. As always the West Coast provides ample hunting opportunities for those willing to put in the effort.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 14:45

It has turned out to be a good season so far for salmon on the Coast. Although the last day of March marks the end of the salmon season on Lakes; Mapourika, Paringa and Moeraki the rest of the West Coast Region waters are open until the end of April – for more details see the South Island Fishing Regulations.

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 20:45

Fine weather during February provided perfect river conditions for West Coast and Nelson Marlborough staff to complete the summer drift dive programme. Two days of diving accomplished five dives total including 2 dives on the Grey River, 2 dives on the Mawheraiti (little Grey) and one Dive on the Inangahua River.

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 21:30

January and February can be the best dry fly fishing months on the calendar. The reason is that cicadas are hatching and are irresistible to trout. You will know when it is a good day to use a cicada fly because you can hear them chirping, sometimes it’s so loud it can give you a headache.