Last weekend saw the Lake Alexandrina Conservation Trust volunteers continue the briar spraying programme around much of Lake Alexandrina shoreline.
The holiday photo competition winner was 11-year-old Thomas Flynn, of Timaru.
An energetic team of 11 worked to eradicate or control briar regrowth, wilding pines, broom and thistles near the Lake Alexandrina Outlet hut settlement and along the Lake McGregor road edge.
The pleasure of fishing comes from more than just the catch.
A number of salmon fry releases have been accomplished so far this summer.
Tomorrow is the Kid's Fishing Day at Kelland Pond, 4 kilometres south of Twizel. It is for families with children under 12 years of age. Registration is from 8.30am (on site), and fishing starts at 9am.
It is the time of year when Fish and Game regions hold their annual general meeting.
Dr Lee Burbery, the senior groundwater scientist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR), recently addressed the OOP zone committee with regard to nitrate attenuation (denitrification), and specifically denitrification bioreactor technologies that can be applied to mitigate nitrate impacts in freshwater systems.
OPINION: How many times have I written "first get the science"?
If you missed the opportunity to attend the South Canterbury Water Enhancement Group (SWEG) meeting last Monday night you missed a golden opportunity to hear progress from the three local zone committees.
OPINION: The public meeting of the South Canterbury Water Enhancement Group is timely.
More than 2000 carex plants were successfully planted last Sunday at Forest Creek Station by a small team comprising members of the Riparian Support Trust, Fish and Game and other volunteers.
I regret starting this column on such a negative note, but would you have preferred an obituary?
OPINION: The Orari salmon fishery received a boost when McKinnon's hatchery volunteers released salmon fry into the Ohapi Stream.
OPINION: With help from volunteers, Central South Island Fish and Game and Irishman Creek Station run-holder Justin Wills have cleared Maryburn Stream.
For Jenny Hart of Geraldine, five weeks in Alaska was not enough. She plans to return and enjoy more of the excellent salmon fishing she witnessed in July and take a closer look at the native plants and glacial formations.
OPINION: Hamish Steven's report in the October 2 issue of The Timaru Herald confirmed my observation of the Opihi River on opening day. Hamish's report from Lake Opuha also echoed reports I was getting throughout the day.
As you read this you will be aware that the time for day-dreaming is almost over and that the new fishing season opens on Tuesday, October 1.
PETER SHUTT - © Fairfax NZ News
A poem received from an out-of-town angler back in June 1984 tells of his love of the Rangitata River salmon fishery.
Next Saturday will be the focus of attention for supporters of the McKinnon's Creek salmon hatchery on the Rangitata River.