Ron Sim of Oamaru with an 11 lb brown trout he caught in Lake Wanaka at Fisherman's Bend. Ron caught it on a black Toby. Featured image.

Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim – Wanaka, Haast and the old Chev V8

Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim Ron Sim of Oamaru with an 11 lb brown trout he caught in Lake Wanaka at Fisherman’s More...

Jack Chandra (yellow coat) and helper mix eggs and water as they move down the planting fork. Taieri River Salmon. Photo Monty Wright. Featured image.

History of the Taieri River Salmon by Monty Wright

Looking Back – Taieri River, Otago, Salmon Enhancement Efforts by Monty Wright Jack Chandra (orange coat) and helper mix eggs More...

Southern end of Lake Hawea - featured image.

Lake Hawea – Large deep lake containing rainbow trout, brown trout and salmon

Lake Hawea, Rainbows, Browns and Salmon Lake Hawea from near the Neck looking across towards Kidds Bush. At 35 miles long and covering More...

Otago harbour salmon Fishing Contest Winning Fish.

Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing in the Heart of Dunedin

Otago Harbour Salmon How to catch salmon in Otago Harbour In 1985, I.C.I. Watties, a New Zealand food manufacturing company specializing More...

Moeraki lighthouse

Salmon fishing at Moeraki lighthouse, North Otago

Moeraki Salmon are caught below the lighthouse both from boats and by shore based anglers fishing from the rocks. For reasons that More...

Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Limited to Waitaki River Catchment – Video

Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka

Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – only landlocked stocks are found in New Zealand Sockeye salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Photograph courtesy of More...

Perch – Perca fluviatilis – introduced freshwater fish

Perch

Perch – Perca fluviatilis – introduced freshwater fish A fine specimen freshwater perch – Perca fluviatilis. Perch are a European freshwater fish species first More...

Sea-Run Brown Trout Video – migrate to sea but spawn in rivers

Sea-run trout fishing video featured image

Sea-Run Brown Trout Fishing in Canterbury Video: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand Description: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand. Video showing sea-run More...

A big kahawai taken on light weight trout spinning gear at the mouth of the Wairau Diversion.

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 cod, and mullet in the lower rivers and river mouths The More...

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River, Marlborough

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River Opawa River Trout Fishing. The Opawa River begins in the Wairau Valley and flows across the fertile Wairau Plains to the north eastern 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...

Tasmanian Devil Trout Lure 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...

Turbo or Toby trout lures. Toby – brass spoon spin fishing lure originally designed in Sweden by ABU

Toby Brass Spoons – excellent trout spinning lure Reviewed by Allan Burgess (Video scroll down) The...

Modern versions of the Devon. Note the left or right hand rotation. Devon Minnows – Old Brass Trout Spinners

Many anglers didn’t like Devons because they caused line twist Although it’s popularity has declined some what...

Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby

The author Denis Moresby with yellowtail kingfish that was not weighed so that my mates could not catch a bigger one.

Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby Tauranga Harbour, on New Zealand ‘s Central North Island More...

Tying Simple Fishing Rigs

How to tie fishing rigs Tying droppers in monofilament fishing line to form a sprat, surfcasting, or boat fishing rig is..

Snapper from Manu Bay, near Raglan, North Island of New Zealand

Snapper, Manu Bay   We launched from Manu Bay in the dark on Saturday morning (late November) and slowly made our..

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..
Close-up of brown trout weighing 5lbs taken fishing from the Ohau A intake wall, Twizel Canals, on a Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille lure size 4 hook September 2016. The eyes were cut from a jandal.

Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille – Excellent for fishing the Twizel Canals

Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille Trout Lure The boobie fly is a good imitation of the common bully – Gobiomorphus cotitianus,..
Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland - Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video featured image

Jackson Bay, Westland – Sea fishing for groper, cod, sharks, tuna – video

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland – Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video Video title: Jackson Bay Wharf, South Westland –..
Lake Lyndon. Lack of rain has seen the lake level drop significantly. Featured image. High country lakes and tarns. Photograph Allan Burgess.

High Country Lakes and Tarns – Trout Fishing in the South Island with John Hey

Trout Fishing South Island High Country Lakes and Tarns with John Hey I would like to tell you about the joys..