Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River.

Routeburn River, Otago – A Trophy Fishery that is Catch and Release Only

Routeburn River, Otago, is Catch and Release Only – You need all the skills to fish the Routeburn Just enough time for a quick More...

Monty Wright with the first trout of the day at Paddock Bay. Photo Selwyn Shanks.

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay By Monty Wright Flood water at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago. As l rolled over in the sleeping bag More...

This rainbow trout was taken on a worm bait from the shore of Lake Dunstan. Note the very high condition factor of this fish.

Lake Dunstan – Guide to Fishing Lake Dunstan by Dick Marquand

Home » Salmon Lake Dunstan – Guide to Fishing Lake Dunstan by Dick Marquand The happy winner of the Junior Section of the Kilwell More...

A small Clutha rainbow is carefully released after taking a deadly Hamill's Killer. Featured image.

Never Fail with Killer Patterns – Fly fishing the Clutha River

Never Fail with Killer Patterns – Fly Fishing the Clutha with the “across and down method” by Dick Marquand A small More...

During the late winter months, the Lochy River mouth provides some spectacular fly fishing for rainbow trout.

Lake Wakatipu – Fly Fishing Lochy, Von, Greenstone, Dart River Mouths

Home » Salmon Lake Wakatipu – Fly Fishing the Lochy, Von, Greenstone and Dart River Mouths by Dick Marquand During the More...

Bill Hamilton - Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition.

Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition – Wharf and Boat

Home » Salmon Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition Bill Hamilton – Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition. Following the More...

Ponds with Monty Wright

Ponds – Fishing Challenging Small Waters in the Otago Lakes District

Home » Salmon Pondering Ponds with Monty Wright Monty with a 2.5kg jack from the pond behind, Central Otago. Fishing ponds are challenging More...

Brent Marshall with an 11.6lb sea-sea-run brown trout from the Taieri River, south of Dunedin. Sea-run trout.

Sea-run Trout in the Shag, Clutha, Toko and Taieri Rivers

Sea-run Trout in the Taieri River by Brad Martin Brent Marshall with an 11.6lb sea-sea-run brown trout from the Taieri River, just More...

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

Whitebait freshly taken from the river is translucent.

Home » Salmon 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 More...

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

Home » Salmon “On a single day in 1944, Des Nolan famously caught 130 kerosene tins of whitebait single-handed in the Waiatoto River.” A closer look at these Famous More...

Green Frogs and Whitebait – An Unusual West Coast Fishing Method

A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert.

Green Frogs and Whitebait by Chris Tonkin A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert. The last rays of a sinking sun had vanished silently into the More...

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Kaikoura surf angler.

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

Home » Salmon 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 More...

Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula – Sevengill Shark

The author with a sevengill shark taken at Black Rock. Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula Looking for somewhere to go fishing during the holidays? Here is a good spot. More...

French Pass, D’Urville Island – Tips for Fishing this Dangerous Passage

French Pass.

Home » Salmon French Pass, D’Urville Island – Top Yellowtail Kingfish Spot by Roy Jones French Pass looking 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 More...

Andy T about to return a brown trout to Stony Creek number 11. Paul Corliss. Directions to Stony Creek – the Secret Society and Angling Elitism

Directions to Stony Creek by Paul Corliss There are many maxims relative to good fishing but...

Condition factor thumb. Condition Factor of Trout and Salmon – What is it and how to calculate it?

Trout Condition Factor By Dick Marquand Trout anglers and those involved with the management of our trout...

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

Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon...

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..

Berley, or Chum – Using Berley to Catch More Fish – Video

Berley Basics - how to use berley to catch more fish. Featured image.

Home » Salmon How to use berley to increase your catch rate Video Title: Berley Basics with Allan Burgess. More...

Mussels Make the Best Bait – Easy to find at low tide

Mussels Make the Best Bait by Barrie Clark “Let’s go and gather some mussels,” suggested Butch. We’ll go fishing after tea and..

Surfcasting Baits – Using different baits to target different species

Surfcasting Baits Using different baits to target different species Surfcasting bait is a very interesting subject. Different baits are used to..
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..
Salmon caught in the Rakaia River Gut in 2015.

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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. Rakaia River Salmon Fishing.

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