Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi – How to Catch – Video

Nick Best and his massive southern bluefin tuna caught trolling off Waihau Bay, in the Bay of plenty. Photo sourtesy of Nick Best.

Southern Bluefin Tuna - Thunnus maccoyi - How to Catch by Allan Burgess How to Catch Southern Bluefin Tuna The body of the southern bluefin tuna is almost round in cross-section. The first dorsal fin folds down into a groove on the back affording the fish an almost perfect bullet-like shape free of protrusions that…

Whitebait Season Opens 15 August

If you are unsure if you will enjoy whitebaiting I suggest you start out with a pole net such as this one. It is inexpensive, easy to use and versatile. Most importantly it will catch you a feed.

How to Catch Whitebait – An Easy Beginner’s Guide with Allan Burgess

How to Catch Whitebait for Fun and a Feed In this article, we explain a bit about whitebaiting and offer a few tips to help the beginner get started. Learn about how to catch whitebait. …

Best Whitebait Fritters Recipe

Best Whitebait Fritters Recipe with Allan Burgess To make the best whitebait fritters: For each cup of fresh whitebait mix together one beaten egg, and one heaped teaspoon of flour, salt and pepper to taste. Nothing else. Cook in a moderately hot pan with a little butter…

Surfcasting

Alvey Surfcasting Reels – reliable, almost indestructible – New Stealth 65S

The new Alvey Stealth 65S. Alvey surfcasting reels.

Alvey Surfcasting Reels - Bruce Alvey talks about the latest reels in the Alvey range including the new Stealth 65S Video: Bruce Alvey, part of the family who has owned the Alvey company for 100 years talks through the latest reels plus all the features of the many reels on offer. I own no fewer…

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners NZ – Tackle, baits, & how to catch fish!

Casting over the surf behind the old railway station at Kaikoura.

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand with Allan Burgess In Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand, we'll cover what you need to get started catching fish from the beach. We'll also give you some quick and easy tips on the tackle required, how to rig your gear, along with when, where and…

Landbased Kingfish Downunder in NZ – By Scott Hollis-Johns

Landbased fishing for kingfish.

Landbased Kingfish Downunder in NZ - How to Catch a Yellowtail Kingfish off the Rocks - Including Excellent Advice for South Island Anglers By Scott Hollis-Johns Landbased fishing for kingfish is one of the great fishing challenges. The habits of kingfish…

Salmon Fishing New Zealand

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…

Alaska Salmon Fishing Kiwis – Kenai and Brooks Rivers – Highly Regulated Fishing

The catch from our first morning fishing on the Kenai River, Alaska.

Alaska Salmon Fishing Kiwis - There are king, silver, chum, sockeye and pink salmon - Highly regulated rivers By Tim McCarthy What will be of considerable interest to South Island salmon anglers are the differences between salmon fishing in New Zealand and Alaska. Alaska salmon fishing rivers are highly regulated to protect the salmon run…

Landlocked Quinnat Salmon – Oncorhynchus tshawytscha – Updated

Landlocked Quinnat Salmon - Oncorhynchus tshawytscha caught in Lake Coleridge.

Landlocked Quinnat salmon fisheries were sustained by artificial stocking Landlocked Quinnat Salmon are no longer…