Rakaia River mouth clear edge surf on 7 February. Taken on Amazing Baits rocket ticers. Featured image.

Amazing Baits Salmon Ticers and Lures – Video review by Allan Burgess

 Amazing Baits Ticers & Zed Spinners Review Rakaia River mouth clear edge surf on 7 February. Taken on Amazing Baits Rocket More...

Canterbury lure rod with two lures.

Canterbury Lure Rod – is used for Salmon and Searun Trout Fishing

Once you settle into the rhythm of casting with the lure rod it it becomes surprisingly enjoyable. Lure Rod The Canterbury lure rod More...

Shimano Sienna 2500FD spin fishing reel

Shimano Sienna 2500FD light weight spin fishing reel excellent value

Shimano Sienna 2500FD Shimano Sienna 2500FD The Shimano Sienna 2500FD is a light-weight trout spin fishing reel ideally suited for More...

Shimano Catana 792 featured image.

Shimano Catana 792 SP Line Weight 3-6kg Spin Fishing Rod

Shimano Catana 792 SP Line Weight 3-6kg Spin Fishing Rod Shimano Catana 792 Perfect for casting 13.5g Tasmanian Devils The Shimano More...

Abu Ambassadeur red 7000C featured

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 7000 Baitcaster is a Trusted Salmon/Surf Reel

A good size kahawai taken at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River on an Abu Ambassadeur 7000 reel. These reels are excellent More...

Sufix 832 Advanced Superline

Sufix 832 Advanced Superline Product Test

Sufix 832 Advanced Superline Review Sufix 832 Advanced Superline here’s what we think about it. Nowadays braided lines are the More...

Modern Abu Revo Toro with a birds-nest. It can happen with any bait-caster reel, even to the most experienced of anglers.

Salmon anglers dread getting a birds-nest – it pays to carry a spare spool for your reel

Salmon anglers dread getting a birdsnest A nasty birdsnest after casting with your baitcaster salmon reel. Some are easier to unpick More...

The red Enticer 1200 TW (Twill Weave) is better suited to heavier 68 gm weight-forward ticers. I have one of these myself. The quality is excellent.

Enticer 1200TW Salmon Rod – Designed for salmon/surf fishing

Enticer 1200TW Salmon Rod The earlier blue Enticer 1200 LMS worked better with 42 to 55 gm ticers. Kilwell’s new Enticer 1200TW More...

Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning – Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing Video

Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning – Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing Video

Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning makes for Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing at River Mouths Spin fishing for kahawai at river-mouths plays a big part in the overall recreational fishing More...

Kahawai fishing on light spinning tackle, softbaits, and fly rod

Kahawai taken on 40g Lucky Lure. This hard bodied lure is bright silver, and the body is flat. It is small and compact and casts a very long distance. Combined with single Mustad 34007 size 2/0 O'Shaughnessy hook you have a deadly combination for kahawai on spinning gear. The small lure and single hook attract more strikes and hold the fish better than a treble.

Kahawai caught at Kaikoura. This species are great fighters on light line! Kaikoura is a great place for kahawai fishing. Over the summer months, huge schools of kahawai work More...

Best Kahawai Fishing Lure – Sprat shaped lures might be the best

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. The silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation.

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. This silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation. Consider that Malcolm owns a huge fishing More...

Selwyn District Council "No Camping" sign at Lake Selfe in the Canterbury High Country. Photograph by T.Austin. Featured image.

No Camping at Lake Selfe in the Canterbury High Country

No Camping at Lake Selfe Selwyn District Council “No Camping” sign at Lake Selfe in the Canterbury High Country. Photograph by T. Austin. I must admit to being shocked More...

Salmon Season Prospects for early 2017 – They’re Running up the Hurunui River

Salmon Season Prospects 2017 – from January Newletter Two salmon caught by Simon McMillian at the mouth of the Hurunui River, North Canterbury, yesterday morning 17 January More...

Twizel Canals Fishing Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – 35lb Rainbow Trout Video

35lb rainbow jack Ohau A featured image.

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video A handsome rainbow jack trout weighing over 12 lbs taken in the More...

Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing

Darren Shields with a 4.19 kg Brown Female trout. At lake Alexandrina Closing weekend. Congratulations Darren. That is a very good fish indeed. Photograph courtesy of Darren Shields.

Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing by Muzza The road to Lake Alexandrina. 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 – Spotted Dogfish

Rig Shark are Often Caught by Surfcasters at Night Rig – Mustelus lenticulatus, has numerous names...

Sevengill shark caught by Lewis Garton at Birdlings Flat. Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are often caught by surfcasters

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks In 1992 a large sixgill shark was taken in Cook Strait that...

Mako Shark - Isurus oxyrinchus. The teeth are designed to seize and hold fast swimming fish. Mako Shark – Isurus oxyrinchus – Short Finned Mako can swim at 80 kph

Mako Shark Mako Shark is also called blue pointer, mackerel shark, and is known in the...

Porta Bote Genesis III – Assembly and on the water tryout

Two anglers can carry the 12' 6" Porta Bote Genesis III down to the water's edge.

The Porta Bote is ideal on smaller South Island lakes. Here a big rainbow trout has been caught on light spinning More...

Inflatable Boat – Is it any good for fishing?

Inflatable Boat – Is it any good for fishing? To the best of our knowledge the firm Better Boats mentioned in..

McLay 460 Softie Trailer Boat

McLay 460 Softie Trailer Boat The McLay Softie range extends from 2.4 metres to an impressive 6 metre model. Although Steve..

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition postponed until Sunday 5th Feb

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition 2016

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition postponed until Sunday 5th of February After talking to our weather More...

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand – Tackle, baits, when, where & how to catch fish!

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand with Allan Burgess In Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand, we’ll cover what you need to get..

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – sharks, elephant-fish, moki, kahawai

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit In my younger days I spent many an afternoon and evening surfcasting at Birdlings Flat..
Tuna circle hook

Tuna Circle Hook

Self Setting Tuna Circle Hooks Circle hooks are used for commercial long-lining. They are also called G hooks or tuna circle..
Lead Pyramid Sinker

Pyramid Lead Surfcasting Sinker – Holds well on the sea bed

Pyramid Lead Sinker The pyramid sinker is ideal when fishing over both stony and sandy bottoms. It still holds firmly on..
salmon Kaikoura featured

Kaikoura Coast Fishing Part 2 – Salmon fishing, tips, spots, species

Kaikoura Coast Fishing, Part 2 – Tips, spots, species Kaikoura Coast Fishing part 2 Kaikoura Coast Fishing part 2, follows on..

Light Tackle Kahawai

Exclusive Fishingmag.co.nz only video: Salmon-Landed at McIntosh’s Rocks Waimakariri River February-2017 !