Whitebaiting in the Arawhata, Waiatoto, Turnbull, and Okuru Rivers

“On a single day in 1944, Des Nolan famously caught 130 kerosene tins of whitebait single handed in the Waiatoto River.” A More...

An adult Inanga (Galaxias maculatus). Featured image 2.

Conservation of the Whitebait Fishery the Five Species of Galaxias

Conservation of the Whitebait Fishery by Peter Ravenscroft An adult Inanga (Galaxias maculatus). This fish makes up about 95% of the More...

Allan Burgess at the Hapuka Estuary Wildlife Sanctuary.

Hapuka Estuary Walkway Westland – Whitebait and native birds – Video

Hapuka Estuary Wildlife Sanctuary – Tui, Kereru, Korimako, Whitebait Video Title: Hapuka Estuary Wildlife Sanctuary – More...

Whitebait Cleaning Screen featured image.

Make a Whitebait Cleaning Screen to Separate Bait from Debris Video

Whitebait Cleaning Screen Video Making a Whitebait Cleaning Screen. Sometimes the best whitebaiting takes place when the river and More...

Whitebait Chips featured image.

Whitebait Chips – the very best way to Cook Whitebait Video

Whitebait Chips – the very best way to Cook Whitebait Video with Allan Burgess The very best way to cook whitebait is to simply More...

Whitebaiting on the West Coast of the South Island with Margaret Fenemor

Whitebaiting on the West Coast of the South Island with Margaret Fenemor One good shoal. Things are looking up. The weather is idyllic, More...

Turnbull River, South Westland, whitebaiter's caravan.

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

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 More...

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

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Kaikoura surf angler.

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Casting over the surf behind the old railway station at Kaikoura. with Allan Burgess In Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand, More...

Surfcasting After Dark – Fishing often improves after sunset

Button cell powered rod tip light is taped in place near your rod tip. The battery lasts for ages.

Button cell powered rod tip light is taped in place near your rod tip. The battery lasts for ages. Surfcasting After Dark with Allan Burgess Most experienced trout anglers are More...

Building A Mega Surfcasting Rod Part 2 – Assembly – Fishing Video

Southern Mega Surf Beast surfcasting rod.

Building the Southern Mega Surf Beast Surfcasting Rod Here is a video of the Southern Mega Surf Beast in action. Part 1 – Initial Testing. Having tested the rod with the More...

Glo-bug egg row trout fly.

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

Glo-Bug trout row fly complete with blood spot. Glo-Bugs by Allan Burgess At first sight a pink or orange glo-bug seems an unlikely trout bait. A glo-bug is a fly tied to imitate More...

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph The Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph is quite simply to tie. It is an effective pattern for deep water fishing. This nymph pattern has More...

Hopes Silvery – Canterbury Sea-Run Trout Lure

Hope’s Silvery trout fly or lure. Hope’s Silvery With Allan Burgess The first day of October signals the start More...

Yellow Rabbit Streamer Fly or Lure – for trout and salmon fishing

Allan tying a yellow rabbit lure.

Yellow Rabbit Lure – the best streamer fly for sea-run trout fishing Video Title: How to tie a Yellow More...

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...

Christchurch angler Paul Stewart with his big bluefin tuna taken at the entrance to Nancy Sound on Fiordland’s rugged coast. Featured image. Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi – Southern Bluefin Tuna

Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi by Allan Burgess Southern Bluefin Tuna The body of the...

Carpet Shark Cephaloscyllium isabella Carpet Shark – Cephaloscyllium isabella – also Cat or Swell Shark

Carpet Shark – Cephaloscyllium isabella Carpet sharks are occasionally caught by surfcasters fishing from both sandy...

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 More...

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

Kahawai Fishing on light spinning tackle, softbaits, and the fly rod Other names for kahawai: Kopapa, Australian salmon Kahawai Fishing Kahawai fishing..

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

Best Kahawai Fishing Lure Which is the best kahawai fishing lure for spin fishing at river-mouths? This is an interesting question...

Fly Rod Harling – A useful fishing method and a lot of fun with Monty Wright

Harling with a fly rod by Monty Wright.

Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea With Monty Wright Evan Taylor and Monty Wright with Evan’s nice rainbow More...

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay By Monty Wright As l rolled over in the sleeping bag I noticed something was different...

Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim – Wanaka, Haast and the old Chev V8

Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim Ron Sim Oamaru’s local chiropractor has been a keen fisherman for almost as..

Tyro on the Tongariro River – The Judges, Major Jones and Breakaway Pools

Tyro on the Tongariro River by Piscator With mixed feelings of nervousness and anticipation, I sat on board flight NM 26..
Canterbury lure rod with two lures.

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

Lure Rod The Canterbury lure rod is a local innovation designed to get a lure down to the bottom of Canterbury’s..
Russell and Mike McEIhinney with their snapper catch 17 and 15Ibs. D'Urville Island fishing trip. Featured image.

D’Urville Island Fishing Trip – Greville Harbour, Marlborough Sounds

D’Urville Island Fishing Trip – Blue Cod, Snapper, Parrot Fish, Tarakihi, Barracouta, Maori Chief and an Octopus With Russell Watson Members of the..