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...

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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...

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Whitebait Chips – the very best way to Cook Whitebait Video

Whitebait Chips – the very best way to Cook Whitebait Video with Allan Burgess The very best way to cook whitebait is to simply More...

Whitebaiting on the West Coast of the South Island with Margaret Fenemor

Whitebaiting on the West Coast of the South Island with Margaret Fenemor One good shoal. Things are looking up. The weather is idyllic, More...

Turnbull River, South Westland, whitebaiter's caravan.

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

How to Catch Whitebait for Fun and a Feed In this article, we explain a bit about whitebaiting and offer a few tips to help the beginner More...

Okarito River whitebaiting featured image July 2016.

Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito River Whitebaiting 2006 Photographs of whitebaiters chasing this New Zealand delicacy [Show slideshow]  More...

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Best Whitebait Fritters Recipe

Best Whitebait Fritters Recipe with Allan Burgess Translucent freshly caught whitebait. To make the best whitebait fritters: For each More...

Mapourika, Lake, Salmon and Trout Fishing – Westland

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.

Lake Mapourika Located 10 km north of Franz Joseph in one of the most beautiful scenic parts of New Zealand. The salmon fishing is variable but there are plenty of big brown trout More...

Brunner, Lake, Trout Fishing – Where the trout die of old age!

Lakeside lunch at Lake Brunner. Photo: Lex Coutts. Featured image.

Dan Sweeny with a dark coloured brown trout taken at Lake Brunner while fishing with local guide Brent Beadle. Note the typical colouration of fish from Westland lakes. Photograph More...

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

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland - Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video featured image

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland – Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video Video title: Jackson Bay Wharf, South Westland – Fishing boats, Wharf and More...

Keith Reinke featured image. Waitaki River Salmon Fishing.

Waitaki River Salmon Fishing – Time of the Monster Salmon

A pair of big salmon taken from the Waitaki River by Rodger Colville. Waitaki River Salmon The Waitaki River is regarded by salmon anglers as “big water.” The mighty More...

Waitaki River Salmon Fishing Contest Winning fish weights since 1984

Waitaki River Salmon Weights During the 1990s I spent a good deal of time salmon fishing the lower Waitaki River, the surf in particular. Back then diesel was 50 cents per More...

Rigging Albacore Trolling Lures – Muppets, Hex Heads, Hook Selection

Albacore Trolling Lures for Albacore Tuna Rick Vader Zwet of Christchurch with a fine looking 7kg tuna taken off Kaikoura 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 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 More...

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

Kahawai Fishing on light spinning tackle, softbaits, and the fly rod Other names for kahawai: Kopapa, Australian salmon Kahawai Fishing Kahawai fishing..

Best Kahawai Fishing Lure – Sprat shaped lures might be the best

Best Kahawai Fishing Lure Which is the best kahawai fishing lure for spin fishing at river-mouths? This is an interesting question...

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

Harling with a fly rod by Monty Wright.

Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea With Monty Wright Evan Taylor and Monty Wright with Evan’s nice rainbow More...

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay By Monty Wright As l rolled over in the sleeping bag I noticed something was different...

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 Oamaru’s local chiropractor has been a keen fisherman for almost as..

Tyro on the Tongariro River – The Judges, Major Jones and Breakaway Pools

Tyro on the Tongariro River by Piscator With mixed feelings of nervousness and anticipation, I sat on board flight NM 26..
Canterbury lure rod with two lures.

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

Lure Rod The Canterbury lure rod is a local innovation designed to get a lure down to the bottom of Canterbury’s..
Russell and Mike McEIhinney with their snapper catch 17 and 15Ibs. D'Urville Island fishing trip. Featured image.

D’Urville Island Fishing Trip – Greville Harbour, Marlborough Sounds

D’Urville Island Fishing Trip – Blue Cod, Snapper, Parrot Fish, Tarakihi, Barracouta, Maori Chief and an Octopus With Russell Watson Members of the..

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Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down
In the video a quick look at the unusual geared Alvey 650GRC side caster.