Ohau A Canal Trout Fishing Video featured image.

Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video  Having spent some time down at the canals I More...

Releasing a big rainbow at one of the Twizel Canals.

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

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Here are some Twizel Canals Fishing Tips More...

Big rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals taken on a dressed jig.

Dressed Jigs for Monster Trout and Salmon in the Twizel Canals – Video

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Dressed Jigs – How to Tie Your Own by Allan Burgess  Dressed jigs are a type of weighted trout More...

This salmon, which was quickly returned to the water, can be seen releasing eggs.

Egg Rolling Fishing Method in the Mackenzie Country Canals

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Egg Rolling in the Mackenzie Country Canals This salmon, which was quickly returned to the water, can More...

Big rainbow trout about to be released in Ohau A Canal.

Mackenzie Country Canals Fishing Tips – How to Fish the Canals – Video

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Tips for Fishing the Mackenzie Country Canals by Allan Burgess Big rainbow trout about to be released More...

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. Big rainbow trout weighed and released in the Ohau A canal.

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette

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

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals ebook

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals E-book Published January 2018 ISBN 978-0-9582933-8-9. Published by Allan Burgess. Copyright More...

Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal .

Study Shows the Twizel Canals Fishery More Self-Sustaining than First Thought

Twizel Canals Fishery in Good Nick! Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal. Photo courtesy of Genesis Energy. by More...

Hurunui River Secrets – How to Fish – Secrets of the Four Sections

A nice salmon from above Jack's Pass. Hurunui River Secrets.

Hurunui River Secrets – River-craft comes from experience and the application of an inquiring mind by Paul Corliss A nice salmon from above Jack’s Pass. Hurunui River More...

Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2018 Update

Tim Nicol with a Hurunui River mouth salmon. Note the inflatable life-vest well worth wearing when river mouth salmon fishing. Featured image.

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand South Island. Although it is fair More...

Hurunui River Monster Trout on Scarborough Reel, and Rapala

Brian Mercer's Hurunui-River monster trout weighed 14 lbs 10 oz

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Hurunui River Monster Trout on Scarborough Reel, 6lb line and Rapala by Lex Coutts Brian and his Hurunui-River monster trout smile for the camera. Some More...

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph The Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph is quite simply to tie. It is an effective pattern for deep water fishing. This nymph pattern has More...

Hare and Copper Nymph – probably our most popular nymph pattern

Hare and Copper The Hare and Copper nymph is probably the most popular nymph pattern used to fish for trout in New Zealand. Relatively easy to tie. It is a favourite of the home More...

Havelock Snapper Ecstasy – fishing charter run by a snapper guru

Havelock Snapper.

Havelock Snapper Ecstasy – A fishing charter run by a snapper guru  Havelock Snapper. The aim of the holiday was More...

D’Urville Island Fishing – North Western Tip of the Marlborough Sounds

Featured Image. The author Darryl French with a hard-fighting D'Urville Island yellowtail kingfish.

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes D’Urville Island Fishing – Finding the Best Spots by Darryl French The More...

Sea Fishing Baits - How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young Sea Fishing Baits – How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young

Sea Fishing Baits How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young 96 pp, line-art drawings,...

The four steps of manufacturing a berley cage and a berley cage sinker. Berley Cages – How to Make Berley Sinkers and Berley Mixtures

Berley Cages – How to Make Berley Sinkers and Berley Mixtures By Stephen Coote Berley attracts...

Youngsters learning how to catch fish wharf and jetty fishing is an important part of growing up in New Zealand. This is where most of us start out as anglers like these two boys on a brilliant sunny day at Oamaru. Catching Small Fish from Wharves and Jetties – Tip, try smaller hooks

How to fish from wharves and Jetties Despite being a surfcasting fanatic I still find tiddler...

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

Tongariro River. This fish had a condition factor of 52.

Home » New Zealand Sea Fishes Tongariro River Trout Fishing – Return Trip Written a few years back but More...

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..

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing -Tongariro, Tauranga-Taupo, Waitahanui Rivers

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Lake Taupo trout fishing for wild rainbow trout centred on Lake Taupo, and its tributaries, is justly..

Glenorchy, Anglers’ Eldorado, Rees, Dart Rivers, Diamond, Lake Wakatipu

The Rees River has many attributes of a wilderness fishery, low fishing pressure and large trout amidst breathtaking scenery.

Glenorchy Fishing, The Anglers’ Eldorado Glenorchy, The Rees and Dart Rivers, The Diamond System – More...

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig – Otago – When, Where, How?

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig by Chris Dore Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing is really quite popular, with hundreds of people in..

Lake Hayes Trout Secrets – Central Otago – 12km from Queenstown

Lake Hayes Trout Fishing Secrets by Dick Marquand From the high bank overlooking the bay, I had a good view of..
Sea Fishing Baits - How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young

Sea Fishing Baits – How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young

Sea Fishing Baits How to Find & Use Them by Alan Young 96 pp, line-art drawings, 17 cm x 9 cm...
Lake Coleridge trolling for trout and salmon.

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

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

Lake Pearson, Canterbury High Country Trout Fishing Lake Pearson is one of the Waimakariri River lakes. It is situated some 125..

Twizel Canals Pics

Pual Spicer caught this 28lb whopper of a brown trout at the Twizel Canals. Photography courtesy of Paul Spicer. Jayden hooked this awesome jack on the Cleardrift lumo egg just as the sun disappeared! Drift fishing the Tekapo Canal. Photograph courtesy of Lance Gill and Fish The Drift NZ. The monsters keep coming. Here's a 27lb Rainbow trout from the Canals. Photograph courtesy of Lance Gill and Fish The Drift NZ. Absolute beast of a brown trout caught in the Twizel Canals during 2019. Photograph courtesy of Lance Gill and Fish The Drift NZ. 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

Salmon Fishing Almost Here

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Provided the sea and river are clear, salmon anglers fish the surf at low tide and then move back up to fish the gut and lower braids as the tide comes in. Here an angler has hooked a salmon in the fast-flowing gut. You have to keep an eye out for sweeper waves coming over the spit. Video filmed and edited by Allan Burgess