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Sea-Run-Contents,- Acknowledgements

The Complete Guide to Sea-Run Trout Fishing by Allan Burgess - Contents, Acknowledgements and Introduction  The Complete Guide to Sea-Run Trout Fishing by Allan Burgess No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise without prior written…

Surfcasting – Nov and Dec is the right time for a Rig Shark and Elephant Fish

Jed Jeffries caught this good size elephant fish at Hook Beach near Waimate in November 2021. It was one of four Jed caught early in the morning on uncooked prawn baits. Well done Jed.

Elephant Fish – Callorhinchus milii – How to Catch Elephant Fish – Updated

Elephant Fish can be caught close to shore in Spring and Summer Callorhinchus milii Callorhynchus milii (Tas): Elephant fish, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/121)   The elephant fish is rather unusual. A large fleshy cartilaginous trunk protrudes from the snout and together with large wing-like pectoral fins combine to give a…

Dwayne Aberhart with an even bigger rig shark caught surfcasting near Christchurch in December 2016. It weighed in at a massive 41 lbs. Congratulations Dwayne.

Rig Shark – Mustelus lenticulatus – Lemonfish – Strong Fighter

Rig Shark are Often Caught by Surfcasters at Night - aka: Lemonfish, smoothhound, gummy shark Rig - Mustelus lenticulatus, has numerous names including smoothhound, gummy shark and spotted dogfish. They are very good fish to eat and reasonably strong fighters. Rig shark is usually sold in the shops as Lemon Fish. This is a prime…

Twizel Canals Fishing – Drifting Soft Bait Eggs Still Works in Spring and Summer!

The monsters keep coming. Here's a 27lb Rainbow trout from the Canals. Photograph courtesy of Lance Gill and Fish The Drift NZ.

Egg Rolling – How to Drift Fish the Mackenzie Country Canals

Egg Rolling - How to Drift Fish the Mackenzie Country Canals - Best Rod, Reel, and Terminal Rig for the Canals When you consider that a large trout or salmon hen fish can produce as many as 5,000 eggs that's a lot of fish-bite size protein parcels going into the food chain. Big rainbow…

Spinning for Trout with Lures, Soft Baits, Flies and Bubble Floats

A big brown trout taken on spin fishing tackle.

Spinning for Trout with Lures, Soft Baits, Flies and Bubble Floats

Spinning for Trout with Lures, Softbaits and Bubble Floats By Allan Burgess For the novice angler wanting to catch his or her first trout, the vast range of fishing tackle available in many sports stores can be bewildering and confusing. Where do you begin? The answer to that question has, for many would-be anglers, been…

Sea-Run Salmon Season Bag Limit For The First Time Ever In NZ

Sea-Run Salmon Season Bag Limit Set At Two Fish 

The more salmon that make it to the spawning streams without being caught by anglers the greater the chances the fishery will survive to fight another day!

Sea Run Salmon Season Bag Limit - What does it mean for anglers? This is the first fishing season ever, starting on 1 October 2021, that Fish and Game NZ has taken the unprecedented step of introducing new regulations allowing for a sea-run salmon season bag limit. The new season bag limit, set at just 2…

New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

North Canterbury Fish & Game CEO Rasmus Gabrielsson, with a sea run Chinook salmon at Manuka Point, in the upper Rakaia River. Photo Richard Cosgrove Fish & Game NZ

New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in place of a daily catch limit.   "The wild sea-run salmon fishery has been in decline for…

Bottom Fishing at The Three Kings Islands

Bottom Fishing at the Three Kings Islands

When trevally reach this size they can be a handful on any tackle.

Game fishing is so mind blowing bottom fishing is mostly over looked! By Andrew Padlie We all know the famous Three King's islands as a great fishery for marlin. It's true that New Zealand's best marlin fishery is the banks surrounding the Islands and access to the area is a simple task of finding a…

Three Kings Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Middlesex and King Bank

Heath Fairweather's striped marlin was caught, tagged, and released near the Three King's. It was estimated to weigh 125kg.

Three Kings Islands Marlin Fishing, Northland, NZ By Andrew Padlie It had just come into winter and a memory of the past season still floats in the mind. That year I was lucky enough to venture north for the fishing trip of a lifetime. So far north, in fact, 50-60 miles off the top of…

New Zealand Sea Fishes

Elephant Fish – Callorhinchus milii – How to Catch Elephant Fish – Updated

Jed Jeffries caught this good size elephant fish at Hook Beach near Waimate in November 2021. It was one of four Jed caught early in the morning on uncooked prawn baits. Well done Jed.

Elephant Fish can be caught close to shore in Spring and Summer Callorhinchus milii Callorhynchus milii (Tas): Elephant fish, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/121)   The elephant fish is rather unusual. A large fleshy cartilaginous trunk protrudes from the snout and together with large wing-like pectoral fins combine to give a…

Flying fish become gliders taking to the air to escape predators

Blackwing flyingfish - Hirundichthys rondeletii (NZ) : Flyfish fish, 1882, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/108)

Black Wing Flying Fish - Hirundichthys rondeletii By Allan Burgess Flight  Flying fish don't fly like birds flapping their wings. Rather they are capable of leaping clear of the water and gliding for considerable distances above the surface using their long wing-like pectoral fins for lift.  They can be separated into two general groups depending on…