Whitebait freshly taken from the river is translucent.

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

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

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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...

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...

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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...

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

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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...

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, Australian Salmon Kahawai Fishing I used a trout fly rod and reel setup 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 » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers » Twizel Canals Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick More...

Lefty Kreh Deceiver Saltwater Fly – Tying your own Variations

Lefty Kreh Deceiver saltwater fly - Lefty's Deceiver green version size 2/0 well dressed to swim near the surface.

Lefty Kreh Deceiver Saltwater Fly Tying the Lefty Kreh Deceiver Saltwater Fly Pattern Lefty Kreh Deceiver saltwater fly – Lefty’s Deceiver green version size 2/0 More...

Massive 35lb salmon from the Waimakariri River.

Rasmus Gabrielsson and Malcolm Bell Podcast Canterbury Salmon

Rasmus Gabrielsson talks with Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler about the Canterbury Salmon Fishery by Allan Burgess Massive 35 lb salmon from the Waimakariri River. Caught More...

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

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers » Twizel Canals Salmon Fishery in Crisis? by Allan Burgess Massive 38lb salmon taken in the Waimakariri More...

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

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Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek

Graeme Smith with his 5lb rainbow from Larry's Creek (near Reefton). Catch and Release.

Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek – also known as the Awarau River, Near More...

Rainbow Trout. One of the rewards of persistence. Persistence Pays When it Comes to Fly Fishing Small Streams

Persistence Pays When it Comes to Fly Fishing by Piscator Last season I learnt a valuable lesson...

The author with a 8.5 lb brown trout that was caught with the aid of good advice. 10 Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners – Fooling That Elusive Trout

10 Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners – Fooling That Elusive Trout by Andrew Padlie When it...

Brown Trout. Photograph, Paul Corliss. Brown Beetle Costelytra zealandica – The Rise and Fall of Brown Beetle

Brown Beetle Costelytra zealandica – The Rise and Fall of Brown Beetle – Night Fishing Near...

Tillins Cobra Lures – Tillins Deadly Cobras by Dick Marquand

This Lake Dunstan brownie took a single-hooked 8cm Cobra in the number 5 pattern.

Tillins’ Cobra is a favourite New Zealand trout lure especially for trolling on lakes Tillins have manufactured More...

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..

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..

Mustad Fastach Clips in size 0.1 Ref FTCBB – Brilliant for Soft-Baits

Mustad Fastach Clips in size 0.1 Ref FTCBB featured image.

Mustad Fastach Clips make it possible to securely change soft-baits and lures in seconds Mustad Fastach Clips More...

Shimano Sienna 2500FD light weight spin fishing reel excellent value

Shimano Sienna 2500FD The Shimano Sienna 2500FD is a light-weight trout spin fishing reel ideally suited for casting softbaits to trout,..

Trolling for Trout and Salmon with down-riggers and flat-lines

Trolling for Trout 1. Trolling for trout without a down-rigger? You certainly don’t need a down-rigger on your boat to catch..
Tongariro River. This fish had a condition factor of 52.

Tongariro River Trout Fishing – One of Our Most Heavily Fished Rivers

Tongariro River Trout Fishing – Return Trip Written a few years back but very interesting for those contemplating chasing winter rainbows..
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, softbaits, and fly rod

Kahawai Fishing on light spinning tackle, soft baits, and the fly rod Other names for kahawai: Kopapa, Australian Salmon Kahawai Fishing Kahawai..
Murray with a beautiful back country brown trout.

Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing – Lake Te Anau & Eglinton River

Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing by Murray Knowles Opening Day, of what we used to regard as the high-country water, is..

Twizel Canals Pics

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

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