Johnny Richards with a big sea-run brown trout caught at the Rakaia River mouth.

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

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River More...

Our combined morning's catch. Not bad at all considering the horrible rain and wind.

Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain – Early Morning – Rakaia River Gut

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain with Charles Smith The author with a limit bag from the Rakaia River More...

A quad bike returning to South Rakaia Huts. I estimate that it will take at least one hour to walk from South Rakaia Huts along the length of the lagoon to the river mouth itself.

Rakaia Lagoon – stretches lake-like for 5km into the distance – trout and salmon fishing

Rakaia Lagoon February 2012 Above a successful angler cleans a salmon at the western end of the Rakaia River Lagoon on 7 February More...

Morris Clark sits atop his prizes; a brand new Kawasaki 300cc quad bike. Rakaia Salmon Fishing Contest.

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Contest Photographs

Rakaia River Salmon Contests Photographs 2003-2010 Photographs Allan Burgess A second gallery will be posted on this page soon!  More...

man holding bright silver salmon caught in the Rakaia River Gut in 2015.

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 71 photos, maps, video

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics and Videos Provided the sea and river are clear, salmon More...

Dave's salmon was in great condition, Its good to see the salmon in better condition this season.

More Salmon Fishing Pictures from the 2017-2018 Season

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes More Salmon Fishing Pics from the 2017-18 Season With Charles Smith Erik Vanderzet and myself More...

Glenariffe Salmon Research Station

Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station – Upper Rakaia River

Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station by Nelson Boustead View of the Glenariffe Salmon Research Station looking More...

A super weekend's fishing. March 1955.

50 Years of Salmon Fishing by Clive Morriss – bamboo rods, bakelite reels

Still going strong 50 years on. A mighty 32 pounder taken in January 1996. 50 Years of Salmon Fishing By Clive Morriss After 50 years 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 Video: You can catch kahawai on heavier gear but it just doesn’t compare to the excitement More...

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

I used a trout fly rod and reel setup to target kahawai at the river mouth. The blue Deceiver pattern worked a treat as did several other of my saltwater fly creations. Photograph of kahawai taken on a saltwater fly.

Kahawai Fishing on light spinning tackle, soft baits, and the fly rod Other names for kahawai: Kopapa, Australian Salmon For Kahawai Profile by Dick Marquand (scroll down) Kahawai More...

Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear

Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly he tied himself.

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick Marquand Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater More...

Ohau A Canal Trout Fishing Video featured image.

Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video  Having spent some time down at the canals I have watched many inexperienced anglers play, More...

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Maps Video

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Here are some Twizel Canals Fishing Tips to get you started. There is 58 km of hydro More...

Takaroa II Fishing off the East Coast of Stewart Island

Takaroa II at Bluff Harbour.

Takaroa II Fishing Success for the Southern Sportfishing Club By Dick Marquand with photographs by Allan Burgess Takaroa More...

Bluefin Tuna – The First Tuna Fishing Expedition to the Fiordland Sounds

The first southern bluefin tuna caught in Fiordland waters on game fishing gear.

Bluefin Tuna – The First Tuna Fishing Expedition to the Fiordland Sounds by Dick Marquand Southlander Ken More...

Sea Fishing Baits - How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young Sea Fishing Baits – How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young

Sea Fishing Baits How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young 96 pp, line-art drawings,...

The four steps of manufacturing a berley cage and a berley cage sinker. Berley Cages – How to Make Berley Sinkers and Berley Mixtures

Berley Cages – How to Make Berley Sinkers and Berley Mixtures By Stephen Coote Berley attracts...

Youngsters learning how to catch fish wharf and jetty fishing is an important part of growing up in New Zealand. This is where most of us start out as anglers like these two boys on a brilliant sunny day at Oamaru. Catching Small Fish from Wharves and Jetties – Tip, try smaller hooks

How to fish from wharves and Jetties Despite being a surfcasting fanatic I still find tiddler...

Alaskan Salmon Fishing

Alaskan Salmon Fishing, Kenai Peninsula David Maddock-Jones and wife Julie take a very successful working holiday More...

The Best Salmon Fishing Rivers New Zealand Map – 27 waters in all

The Best Salmon Fishing Rivers in New Zealand The best salmon fishing rivers New Zealand map. The map is at the..

Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video – Close to Christchurch City

Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video (Latest items near the bottom of the page) Video Title: Salmon Landed Fishing at..

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig – Otago – When, Where, How?

Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing.

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig by Chris Dore Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing. Position More...

Lake Hayes Trout Secrets – Central Otago – 12km from Queenstown

Lake Hayes Trout Fishing Secrets by Dick Marquand From the high bank overlooking the bay, I had a good view of..

Whareakeake Beach Near Dunedin – Spin Fishing for Kahawai

Whareakeake Beach Spin Fishing for Kahawai By Bill Gilmore Whareakeake Beach is a good spot for surfcasting not far from Dunedin...
Sea Fishing Baits - How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young

Sea Fishing Baits – How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young

Sea Fishing Baits How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young 96 pp, line-art drawings, 17 cm x 9 cm...
Tie-Fast Knot Tyer

Tie-Fast Knot Tyer Test Video – Tackle Review by Allan Burgess

Tie-Fast Knot Tyer Test Video – Tackle Review by Allan Burgess Video Title: Tie-Fast Fishing Knot Tyer Test Video Description: Tie-Fast..
Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. Featured image.

Glimmy Brass Spoon Trout Spinner – An Oldie Very Effective Fish Taker

Glimmy Brass Spoon by Allan Burgess This brass spoon was known originally as a Glimmy, or Record Little Glimmy was part..

Twizel Canals Pics

Pual Spicer caught this 28lb whopper of a brown trout at the Twizel Canals. Photography courtesy of Paul Spicer. Jayden hooked this awesome jack on the Cleardrift lumo egg just as the sun disappeared! Drift fishing the Tekapo Canal. Photograph courtesy of Lance Gill and Fish The Drift NZ. The monsters keep coming. Here's a 27lb Rainbow trout from the Canals. Photograph courtesy of Lance Gill and Fish The Drift NZ. Absolute beast of a brown trout caught in the Twizel Canals during 2019. Photograph courtesy of Lance Gill and Fish The Drift NZ. Pat Noone caught this "mega-monster" 30 lb-7 oz rainbow jack from the Twizel Canals during winter 2019. Congratulations Pat. Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler tackle store in Christchurch City pictured with a big rainbow jack. Richard Bell and huge rainbow jack in vivid spawning livery. Michael Levitt caught this rainbow jack on fly fishing tackle. Charles Smith with a magnificent rainbow jack in spawning colours. Paul Spicer caught this slightly unusual looking hen salmon. in the Ohau C canal. Allan Burgess caught and released this pretty coloured brown trout from Ohau A canal. Paul Spicer with a gnarly looking 29 lb brown trout. Bryce Helms 41 lb brown trout. Zack Reid with a stunning winter-time rainbow jack in full spawning colours. twizel-canals-gallery-1-1 a-canals-big-tom-racz

Salmon Fishing Almost Here

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Provided the sea and river are clear, salmon anglers fish the surf at low tide and then move back up to fish the gut and lower braids as the tide comes in. Here an angler has hooked a salmon in the fast-flowing gut. You have to keep an eye out for sweeper waves coming over the spit. Video filmed and edited by Allan Burgess