Precautionary closure to Upper Tekapo Canal trout fishery dated 5 August 2020
Anglers fish a popular stretch of the upper Tekapo Canal known as the Magic Carpet in July this year.
One of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will be temporarily closed for the 2021 winter fishing season amid concerns about its sustainability.
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