The author Charles Smith with a Rakaia gut salmon caught one morning as the river was rising. 2017-2018 Salmon Season.

Salmon Season Prospects for 2017-2018 with Charles Smith

Salmon Season 2017-2018 off to a Great Start! The author Charles Smith with a Rakaia gut salmon caught one morning as the river More...

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Salmon Salvage at Highbank Powerstation on the Rakaia River

Salmon Salvage at Highbank by Len Issit Len Isitt with two monster salmon at Highbank 25 March 1996. Photograph, Len Isitt. Salmon 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...

Salmon landed in the surf at the Rakaia River mouth in March 2015.

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

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics scroll down Foggy early morning salmon fishing in the surf at Canterbury’s Rakaia More...

Canterbury lure rod with two lures.

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

Once you settle into the rhythm of casting with the lure rod it becomes surprisingly enjoyable. Canterbury Lure Rod The Canterbury More...

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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...

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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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...

Lake Moeraki, Westland, Brown Trout Fishing by Dick Marquand

The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning gear. Photo courtesy of Vern Harvey.

Lake Moeraki is a brown trout fishery, with an occasional quinnat salmon taken The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning More...

Mapourika, Lake, Salmon and Trout Fishing – Westland

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.

Lake Mapourika – Brown Trout and Quinnat Salmon Located 10 km north of Franz Joseph in one of the most beautiful scenic parts of New Zealand. The salmon fishing is variable More...

Hapuka River Black Water Brownies, Westland, by Dick Marquand

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The Hapuka River’s Black Water Brownies  The author with a Hapuka River brownie. A quick photograph and back it goes. Photo Aaron Horrell. South Westland offers an More...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. The silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation.

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. This silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation. Consider that Malcolm owns a huge fishing More...

Kahawai Spin Fishing at River Mouths – Great on light-tackle -video

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler fishing tackle store, in Christchurch, demonstrates considerable skill and technique to catch and release fish after fish on light spinning More...

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

35lb rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals.

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video (scroll down) Tom Racz with a handsome rainbow jack trout weighing More...

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette

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Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette A huge rainbow trout is quickly weighed, photographed More...

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Grea White Sharks by Allan Burgess – The White Shark Leviathan of the Deep by Dick...

Threasher shark Thresher Shark – Alopias vulpinus – easily recognized from its very long tail

Thresher Shark – Updated by Allan Burgess and Dick Marquand (see below) The thresher shark is...

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...

Ponds – Fishing Challenging Small Waters in the Otago Lakes District

Ponds with Monty Wright

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

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

Sea-run Trout in the Taieri River by Brad Martin The birds were singing their song, our feet were damp from the..

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

Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea – Harling is trolling on lakes for trout and landlocked salmon with flies  With Monty..

Lake Pearson – Easy access from the nearby highway for trout fishing

Nimmo brothers from Springfield who were camping under canvas at the flock hill end of the lake.

The Nimmo brothers from Springfield who were camping under canvas at the flock hill end of the lake back in More...

Pearson Lakes: Sarah, Grasmere, Pearson, Hawdon, and Marymere, Canterbury high country

Pearson Group Lakes Map The Pearson Group of fishing lakes fill with water drained from the Waimakariri River basin. The mostly..

Lake Hawdon and Lake Marymere – Canterbury

Lake Hawdon Continue heading south-east from Cass along the shingle Graigieburn Road. The track to Lake Hawdon is approximately 10 km..
Kahawai steaks enclosed in a think layer of ice to prevent freezer burn.

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

Freeze Fish without Freezer Burn How to freeze fish so that it keeps longer. When freezing fish the biggest problem can..
The author with a 16.8kg Bay of Plenty yellowtail kingfish taken on 10kg line.

Bay of Plenty Kingfish – How to find and catch kingis

How to Catch Kingfish in the Bay of Plenty with Andrew Padlie Whether you enjoy sitting in the lee of an..
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Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Fishing Lure or Aquafoil – Including rigging tips on video

Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Lure This is a very popular trout spin fishing and trolling lure in New Zealand. It comes..

Berley, or Chum – Using Berley to Catch More Fish Berley, or chum is more effective if the minced fish waste is mixed with water first and then tossed across the surface so that it drifts down through the water column. This permits better dispersion, your berley lasts longer, you get a more consistent flow, and it attracts more customers! Click the link to read the article includes: Shark Chumming, Cubing for Tuna, Berley From the Boat, Berley from Shore and Making Berley. This is a Fishingmag.co.nz only exclusive video. Click the link to see the article about Berley.

How to Catch Yabbies, or Ghost Shrimp, with a Bait Pump – Exclusive Fishingmag Only Video Live yabbies make great bait for mullet, flounder, kahawai and other species. To catch yabbies you need a bait pump like the one shown in this video to suck them up out of the sand. It is also a fun activity for the whole family. This is a Fishingmag.co.nz only exclusive video. Click the link to see the article.