Tim Nicol with a Hurunui River mouth salmon. Note the inflatable life-vest well worth wearing when river mouth salmon fishing. Featured image.

Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2018 Update

Home » Whitebaiting Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand More...

The fish went half way down the concrete culvert. Small stream fishing.

Small Stream Fishing – A Canterbury Day to Remember

Home » Whitebaiting Small Stream Fishing – Down the Culvert by Piscator A pretty spotted brown trout from a small stream, spring More...

Avoid Frightening Weary Trout

Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – The Silent Approach by Monty Wright

How to Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – Walk Softly, Stay Low, and Wear Camouflage Clothing by Monty Wright Monty holding a nice More...

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout.

Rakaia River Mouth at Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some More...

Kids learning to fish.

Kids Learning to Fish – North Canterbury Fish and Game Initiative

Kids Learning to Fish – North Canterbury Fish and Game Initiative Learning to fish at the Groynes during “Take A Kid More...

As the tide goes out at the Waimakariri Rivermouth watch the old experienced anglers as they change their spots every so often, watching the movement of the water and never changing position just because someone down the line caught a fish!

Reading Good Trout Fishing Water

Knowing the best fishing water As the tide goes out at the Waimakariri Rivermouth watch the old experienced anglers as they change More...

Two hook sea-run trout rig instructions.

Two Hook Rigs for Sea-run Trout, Salmon and Kahawai

I use these cardboard cores and wrap 4 rigs (minus the leads) around each holding them in place with rubber bands. Then I place them More...

View looking north east towards Lake Lilian taken from the position marked with the red spot on the Harper Road on the map above. You must first cross the Harper River before following the 4x4 track to the left of picture. From the point where the picture was taken to the lake is a distance of approximately 9 km.

Lake Lilian Trout Fishing – on Glenthorne Station – Canterbury High Country

Home » Whitebaiting Lake Lilian Trout Fishing Lake Lilian is regarded as a good fly fishing water. A small though devoted group of More...

Lake Lyndon in the Canterbury high country is well stocked with trout

Tim Nicol casting on a glorious winters day at Lake Lyndon.

Home » Whitebaiting Mid-winter view of Lake Lyndon looking north, back towards the main road which passes behind the tree line in the distance. The single road follows the entire More...

Coleridge, Lake – the Best Fishing Spots with 39 Place Names- Picture Galleries

Fishermen at Lake Coleridge.

Lake Coleridge, Canterbury High Country – Trout and Landlocked Salmon Fishing Map Allan Burgess with landlocked salmon from Lake Coleridge. with Allan Burgess Plus More...

Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips: Beginners Guide to Fishing Lake Coleridge

Two combined Lake Coleridge Opening Day limit bags of land-locked salmon. Featured image.

Fishingmag editor Allan Burgess with a typical salmon caught spin fishing at Canterbury’s Lake Coleridge. Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips This article is aimed at helping the More...

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. I haven't seen a rig shark that big before. Featured image.

Rig Shark – Mustelus lenticulatus – Excellent Eating – Strong Fighter

Rig Shark are Often Caught by Surfcasters at Night Dwayne Aberhart with an even bigger rig shark caught surfcasting near Christchurch in December 2016. It weighed in at a massive More...

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are often caught by surfcasters

This sevengill is more grey in colour rather than brown. Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks by Allan Burgess The Sevengiller and Other Cow Sharks by Dick Marquand   In 1992 More...

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River, Marlborough

Opawa River featured image.

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River There are some big resident brown trout in the Opawa River. This big 10lb More...

Rabbit Island, Surfcasting, Waimea Estuary, Richmond, Nelson

Mapua snapper.

Rabbit Island Surfcasting The beach at Rabbit Island is shallow and sandy and is good for safe swimming and fishing. More...

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals ebook The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals E-book Published January 2018 ISBN 978-0-9582933-8-9. Published by Allan...

Monster 35lb rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals. Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Maps & Video

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Enormous 35lb Rainbow Jack Trout from the...

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. I recently spent...

Tench Fishing in New Zealand – Course Fish Species

Tech are a dark olive colour. Smaller fish are coloured brown.

A brace of tench. Coarse fishing in New Zealand. The Tench – Tinca tinca Considering the extensive liberations More...

Paternoster Coarse Fishing Rig – Ideal when windy and after dark

The Paternoster An old-fashioned and unusual name for a simple technique. It developed from a legering background although the float fishing..

Coarse Fishing – Getting Started with a Basic Float Fishing Kit

Assembling a Basic Float Fishing Kit for Coarse Fishing Setting up a basic set of tackle for float fishing. One or..

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph for the Twizel Canals

Blue Bottle Nymph Fly

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph Start with strong size 8 hook. Nymphs are often overlooked by anglers More...

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph This nymph pattern has proven deadly on big rainbows when fishing on the Ohau A Inlet Wall..

Glo-Bug Trout Fishing Flies for Winter Rainbows – Good in the Twizel Canals

Glo-Bugs by Allan Burgess At first sight a pink or orange glo-bug seems an unlikely trout bait. A glo-bug is a..
Fishing Foveaux Strait.

Fishing Foveaux Strait at the Bottom of the South Island

Fishing Foveaux Strait by Bryce Stupples I ’m the first to admit that I’m no saltwater fishing expert. However, if it involves..
Tongariro River. This fish had a condition factor of 52.

Tongariro River Trout Fishing – One of Ours Most Heavily Fished Rivers

Tongariro River Trout Fishing – Return Trip Written a few years back but very interesting for those contemplating chasing winter rainbows..
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8 Salmon Fishing Videos from Fishingmag

Salmon Fishing Videos from Fishingmag.co.nz The videos on this page appear on salmon fishing web pages throughout this site...

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The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals Contains 148 pages, 25,000 words, and 185 photographs. Published 21 January 2018. Details on the new book and where you can get a copy.