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70 Years of Salmon Fishing Memories – Old Photographs of Big Salmon

Memories of Salmon Fishing Days Past – 70 Years of Salmon Fishing  by Clive Morriss Geoff Elliott with his 41 lb salmon: More...

Kevin Belcher with a couple of good salmon from 2008.

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 66 photos, maps, video

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics scroll down These two salmon were caught in the surf at the mouth of Canterbury’s More...

Brad Stuart with an early season salmon.

Prospects for the 2016-2017 Salmon Fishing Season

Brad Stuart with an Early Salmon for 2016/2017 Season Brad Stuart with a fairly rare early salmon caught in December. It has been a More...

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

The Best Salmon Fishing Rivers in New Zealand What salmon fishing in Canterbury is all about. Charles Smith with Hurunui River mouth 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...

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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 More...

How to Catch Salmon – Tips to maximize your chances on the river by Clive Morriss

How to Catch Salmon – Tips to maximize your chances on the river by Clive Morriss

Five fish from our Eldorado. How to Catch Salmon Clive Morriss offers some expert advice on how to catch salmon – knowledge gleaned More...

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Salmon Fishing – Waimakariri River, 2006 – 2007

Waimakariri River Salmon Season 2006 – 2007 Salmon caught at the mouth of the Waimakariri River. The 2006/2007 salmon season 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...

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Gurnard, Red – Chelidonichthys kumu – How to catch this tasty eating fish – Video

Other names for gurnard: Kumukumu is the Maori name, also widely known as Carrots! Video Title: Grunting Red Gurnard Caught Surfcasting in the Marlborough Sounds. Video More...

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

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...

How to freeze fish while preventing freezer burn by encasing in ice

Kahawai steaks enclosed in a think layer of ice to prevent freezer burn.

Kahawai steaks enclosed in a think layer of ice to prevent freezer burn. Freeze Fish without Freezer Burn How to freeze fish More...

Bottling and Preserving Salmon – how to guide to bottling salmon

A little bit of bottled salmon goes a long way. It is best to use smaller bottles if possible.

Add salt, sugar and vinegar to each jar before putting on the seals and rings. Bottling Salmon The Americans call More...

Spiny dogfish Common Small Inshore Sharks

Small Inshore Sharks Spiny Dogfish Surfcasters fishing around the South Island of New Zealand will typically...

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...

This massive 21 kg tope shark was caught surfcasting near Wakanui, on the Canterbury coast east of Ashburton. It was taken on a small squid bait. Photo: Baitman. Tope or School Shark is regarded by the IGFA as a game fish

Tope Shark or School Shark Galeorhinus australis Also called School Shark. Tope fillets are sold in shops...

Inflatable Boat – Is it any good for fishing?

The 2.7m inflatable boat was very light and portable.

Inflatable Boat – Is it any good for fishing? The author Allan Burgess at the helm and guide Brent Beadle More...

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..

Stabi-Craft 490 RBB Test

Stabi-Craft 490 RBB Test Having had a great run from the little Stabi-Craft 430 for over a year, I was very..

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

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 More...

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition postponed until Sunday 5th Feb

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition held Sunday 5th of February After talking to our weather man, experienced fishers and a trip to the beach..

Nape Nape Beach Surfcasting – Gurnard, blue moki, elephant fish

Nape Nape Beach Surfcasting Nape Nape Beach surfcasting location in North Canterbury. From Christchurch to Nape Nape by car is a..
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Mustad EZ Baiter Fish Hooks

Mustad E-Z Baiter 39975 hook Mustad EZ Baiter Hooks  There are three different versions of the Mustad EZ Baiter 3997 series..
A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua.

Lake Poerua Brown Trout, Westland – Black water brownies – troll, spin, fly, bait fishing

Most trout caught in Lake Poerua are taken by trolling or harling Lake Poerua is a small, shallow lake, located 13..
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Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing, Surfcasting, Kayak Fishing, Part 1

Kaikoura Coast Fishing – Part 1 Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing All the best fishing spots at Kaikoura For many years..

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 Salmon Fishing at the Rakaia River Mouth March 2015