by Al Williams
The fishing season began in South Canterbury on Saturday.
Fish and Game officer Rhys Adams said it was a good start, with healthy flows in rivers.
Mr Adams, along with two other rangers, had been out and about checking on anglers.
Conditions had been “tricky” in the Pareora River because of high flows and discoloured water.
At the Tengawai River, between Pleasant Point and Albury, Mr Adams had spoken to two anglers – one had caught a six-pound (2.72kg) brown trout and the other had caught a three-pound trout.
Anglers had mixed results on Lake Opuha, Mr Adams said.
“The lake was a little bit high, there was a mix of brown and rainbow trout in Lake Opuha.”
Conditions had been good on the Opihi and Temuka rivers and other rangers had reported that it was busy.