Tony Thomas dragging for whitebait in the surf at Okarito.

Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito West Coast Whitebait Run by Keith Reinke Richard Hunter dragging in the surf at Okarito. All the locals, as well as ourselves, More...

Hurunui River Whitebaiting featured image.

Hurunui River Whitebaiting – Fishing Shifting Sands by Linley

Hurunui River Whitebaiting by Linley All that effort getting to the Hurunui River mouth only to be faced with a rough sea and empty More...

Whitebait freshly taken from the river is translucent.

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

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 More...

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

Green Frogs and Whitebait – An Unusual West Coast Fishing Method

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 More...

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

Conservation of the Whitebait Fishery the Five Species of Galaxias

Home » Salmon Conservation of the Whitebait Fishery by Peter Ravenscroft An adult Inanga (Galaxias maculatus). This fish makes up 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...

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 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...

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – steep shelving shingle beach

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit In my younger days I spent many an afternoon and evening surfcasting at Birdlings Flat – also called Baileys Beach. I remember More...

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

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Kaikoura surf angler.

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

Sevengill at Taylors Mistake, Black Rock.

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...

Charlie about to release a big rainbow trout.

Mackenzie Country Canals Fishing Tips – How to Fish the Canals – Video

Home » Salmon Tips for Fishing the Mackenzie Country Canals by Allan Burgess This short fat brown trout was caught in the Ohau Canal by Paul Spicer. I’d say it had been More...

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette A huge rainbow trout is quickly weighed, photographed and released to fight another day. Mackenzie Country More...

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

Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. Featured image.

Home » Salmon Glimmy Brass Spoon by Allan Burgess Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. This brass spoon was known More...

Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Fishing Lure or Aquafoil – Including rigging tips on video

Tasmanian Devil Trout Lure

Home » Salmon Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Lure Tasmanian Devil in a rainbow trout pattern. Removing the wire and More...

Bryan's first two groper - Cook Strait. Photo: Lex Coutts. Deep-Sea Fishing. Featured image. Deep-Sea Fishing Adventures Aboard Cygnet Charters – Dryden Bay

Deep-Sea Fishing Adventures Aboard Cygnet Charters by Lex Coutts It never ceases to amaze me how...

The author with a butter coloured brown trout taken from the lower Wairau River. Tagging. Featured image. Radio Tagging Wild Trout in the Wairau River, Marlborough

Radio Tagging Wild Trout in the Wairau River, Marlborough by Ben Grady The phone rang one...

kahawai caught at the mouth of the Wairau Diversion, Marlborough Wairau River and Diversion, Marlborough Salmon and Trout Fishing

Wairau River and Wairau Diversion, Marlborough Sea-run trout, rainbow trout, salmon – plus whitebait, kahawai, red...

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. Featured image.

Kahawai Fishing on light spinning tackle, soft baits, and the fly rod Other names for kahawai: Kopapa, More...

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

Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick Marquand When Aaron Horrell and I visited..

Canterbury Winter Kahawai – surfcasting over the colder months

Expect a few Kahawai While Surfcasting Around the South Island Over Winter Arriving at the Birdlings Flat beach, just south of..

Shimano Sienna 2500FD light weight spin fishing reel excellent value

Shimano Sienna 2500FD spin fishing reel

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

Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows

Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows by Bryce Stupples   My first introduction to the mighty Rapala was through a family friend who..

Canterbury Lure Rod – for Salmon and Sea-run Trout – Video

Canterbury Lure Rod Canterbury Lure Rod Short Video A short video of the Canterbury Lure Rod in action by salmon anglers..
Massive 38lb salmon taken in the Waimakariri River when the fishery was in much better shape than it is today. Salmon Fishery in Crisis. Featured image.

Salmon Fishery in Crisis? South Island Sea-Run Salmon Numbers Down

Salmon Fishery in Crisis? by Allan Burgess I originally wrote and published this article Salmon Fishery in Crisis in July 2001...
My initial excitement saw me predicting 10lbs plus, however, the scales said 8lb even. Still, I let out a whoop and a holler and allowed myself a celebratory cigarette. The fish weighed more than my son David born a week earlier at 7 1/2lb. so definitely another proud moment for me. Oreti River. Featured image.

Oreti River, Southland, Quality Brown Trout Fishing on Spinner and Fly

Oreti River – ”If it is over your ankles fish it” by Bryce Stupples “Sometimes flicking a fly or spinner in water..
Salmon caught in the Rakaia River Gut in 2015.

8 Salmon Fishing Videos from Fishingmag

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In the video: Adult whitebait swimming in a shoal up the lower Waimakariri River.