Lake Ohau Trout Fishing – in the Mackenzie Country near Twizel

Ohau A intake with Lake Ohau behind it.

Lake Ohau Trout Fishing Lake Ohau straddles the boundary between Canterbury and Otago. This high country lake (520m above sea level) covers 54 square kilometers. Expect it to be cold at night – even in summer. A popular area with holiday makers over summer. The lake offers good trout fishing in a remote area. Also expect snow and freezing temperatures More...

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Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal .
By Allan Burgess On Friday, July 10th, 2015
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Study Shows the Twizel Canals Fishery More Self-Sustaining than First Thought

Twizel Canals Fishery in Good Nick! Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal. Photo courtesy of Genesis Energy. by Allan Burgess A recent study of fish life, habitat and prey species, conducted More...

Ward Beach Crayfishing Boat Rockhopper Launched with Bulldozer, Marlborough, NZ
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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Ward Beach Crayfishing Boat Rockhopper Launched with Bulldozer, Marlborough, NZ

Ward Beach Crayfishing Boat Rockhopper Launched with Bulldozer, Marlborough, NZ Crayfishing vessel the Rockhopper being launched with the aid of a bulldozer at Marlborough’s Ward Beach. This location is 90 More...

A glorious spring day near the mouth of the Okarito River, Westland. This whitebaiter is dressed in a wet suit to keep warm and, just as importantly, to expose the minimum of skin for sand flies to bite!
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito River Whitebaiting 2006 Photographs of whitebaiters chasing this New Zealand delicacy [Show slideshow]  More...

Rangitata sevengiller.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Sevengill Shark caught surfcasting near the mouth of the Rangitata River

Rangitata Sevengiller Seven Gilled Shark caught near the mouth of the Rangitata River. We catch about 15 a season and all are returned to fight another day. This one was 9 foot long and was approximately 100 Kgs. More...

Leigh Tobeck with a very fat 7.5 pound searun brown trout taken in the Rangitata River. What a well fed fish! Photograph by Darryl French.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting

Lesly (Haggis from Scotland) with his limit bag from the Rangitata River. 22 and 26 lbs. Photo: Darryl French. Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting with Allan Burgess The “Rangi” as it is affectionately More...

Picton Yacht Club Jetty.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Picton Jetty Fishing – In the Marlborough Sounds

Fishing from the Yacht Club Jetty at Picton – Berley brings in the fish! At the head of Queen Charlotte Sound For an angler who grew up in Christchurch I am always amazed at just how big the difference is More...

Expert angler Lex Coutts from Christchurch with a 1.8 kg butter-coloured Lake Mapourika brownie taken trolling.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Lake Mapourika Salmon and Trout Fishing – Westland

Lake Mapourika Located 10 km north of Franz Joseph in one of the most beautiful scenic parts of New Zealand. The salmon fishing is variable but there are plenty of big brown trout although you might find them hard More...

Mapua snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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Surfcasting at Rabbit Island, Waimea Estuary, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand

Rabbit Island Surfcasting This is a shallow sandy beach that offers safe swimming. It is a favoured spot for surfcasting being just 15 minutes drive from Richmond. Occasionally snapper are caught from this beach. More...

Eagle Ray - Myliobatis tenuicaudatus
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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Eagle Ray caught Surfcasting in Golden Bay, Nelson

The Eagle Was Landed By Barry Toomey Eagle Ray – Myliobatis tenuicaudatus  You can see Farewell Spit in the background at the very top of the South Island. The Eagle Ray – Myliobatis tenuicaudatus More...