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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:00

Wednesday April the 30th 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. We were lucky enough not to receive any major floods although there were still the usual West Coast down-pours.

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. With ample public land accessible and many obliging landowners new hunters can always find a spot.
There are no changes to the regulation for the 2014 season. It always pays to read over the rules so when you get your licence and regulation guide be sure to have a read.

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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:45

The Junior Fishing Days have proven successful and rewarding. All up around 100 juniors between the age of 4 and 16 having a crack at the feisty rainbows.
The Event was held on Saturday the 7th in notably better weather than last year (no thunder or hail) with around 60 juniors fishing. The follow up open days proved popular with quite a few anglers turning up each and every time.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 12:45

The Junior Fishing day was great and luckily there are more opportunities to fish the ponds this week

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 15:45

November has been a great month for fishing in the West Coast Region. Settled weather has given us several weeks of ideal fishing conditions that should extend into December.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 08:30

The 2013 Junior Fishing Day will be held on Saturday the 7th of December. Heavy rain has filled the ponds and they are looking great.

Fishing starts at 9:00am sharp for hundreds of rainbow trout that will be released for the benefit of anglers under the age of 18.

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 09:45

October has been a wet month but there have been some stunning and surprisingly warm days also. The lakes have been fishing well as the water temperatures have been hovering around 15 °C which is ideal for brown trout feeding activity.