Kahawai caught along the Kekerengu coast, north of Kaikoura.

Kaikoura Coast Surfcasting – rig, sevengill, moki, kahawai

Kaikoura Coast Surfcasting There are many miles of excellent surfcasting beaches along the Kaikoura Coast This fine brace of rig sharks More...

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Kaikoura surf angler.

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners NZ – Tackle, baits, when, where & how to catch fish!

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Casting over the surf behind the old railway station at Kaikoura. with Allan Burgess In More...

Button cell powered rod tip light is taped in place near your rod tip. The battery lasts for ages.

Surfcasting After Dark – Fishing often improves after sunset

Button cell powered rod tip light is taped in place near your rod tip. The battery lasts for ages. Surfcasting After Dark with Allan More...

Southern Mega Surf Beast surfcasting rod.

Building A Mega Surfcasting Rod Part 2 – Assembly – Fishing Video

Building the Southern Mega Surf Beast Surfcasting Rod Here is a video of the Southern Mega Surf Beast in action. Part 1 – Initial More...

The author at Birdlings Flat, near Christchurch, about to make the first few tentative casts with the Kilwell 9 oz blank. The guides on the surfcasting rod are all held in place with insulation tape. Featured Image.

Building A Mega Surfcasting Rod for Heavier Weights – Initial Testing

This Mega Surfcasting Rod is Designed for Casting Heavy Sinkers Part 1 – Surfcasting Rod Initial Testing  The author at More...

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 – steep shelving shingle beach

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit In my younger days I spent many an afternoon and evening surfcasting at Birdlings Flat More...

Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.

Ninety Mile Beach Surfcasting Classic by DJ Moresby – Tips and Techniques

Return to New Zealand’s Premier Surfcasting Competition – Tactics of the Top Five Percent Snapper have strong mouths. I More...

Sting-ray Nape Nape Beach.

Nape Nape Beach Surfcasting – Gurnard, blue moki, elephant fish

Nape Nape Beach Surfcasting Red gurnard caught surfcasting at Nape Nape Beach. Nape Nape Beach surfcasting location in North Canterbury. 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

Hapuka River brown trout. Featured image.

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...

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals ebook

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

Hammerhead shark - Sphyrna zygaena. Hammerhead Shark – Big specimens feed on stingrays

Hammerhead Shark – Sphyrna zygaena The hammerhead is easily recognized by the unique shape of the...

great-white-shark-featured-image-3 White Shark – Carcharodon carcharias – Fishing Methods

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...

Ponds – Fishing Challenging Small Waters in the Otago Lakes District

Ponds with Monty Wright

Home » Salmon Pondering Ponds with Monty Wright Monty with a 2.5kg jack from the pond behind, Central Otago. 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..
A little bit of bottled salmon goes a long way. It is best to use smaller bottles if possible.

Bottling and Preserving Salmon – how to guide to bottling salmon

Bottling Salmon The Americans call this process canning even when glass jars are used Following congratulations from your fishing mates on..
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..
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 in New Zealand. It comes..

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals Contains 148 pages, 25,000 words, and 185 photographs. Published 21 January 2018. Details on the new book and where you can get a copy.

Predator PDL from Old Town Kayaks tryout at Waikawa Bay, Near Picton, in December 2017. The event, which gave members of the public the opportunity to have a go on one of these exciting and practical pedal-powered kayaks on the water, was hosted by Henderson's Limited, which is a tackle store in Blenheim, Marlborough. Correction, my bad, the gear ratio according to Old Town is 10.3:1 and it can reach 5.5mph. The Predator PDL would be faster than a pedal powered kayak especially over longer distances.