Doll Flies

Luminous Trout Flies – Doll Fly – Plus Malcolm Bell video on Night Fishing

Doll flies with bodies of Aurora skirt strip work very well on trout after dark. Luminous Trout Flies Fishing at night with luminous More...

Hopes dark trout streamer fly or lure.

Hopes Dark – Canterbury Trout Lure or Streamer Fly

Hopes Dark with the blue floss included. Tying in the floss is surprisingly easy once you have tied up a few. Hopes Dark This Canterbury More...

Ginger Mick trout lure with green body.

Ginger Mick Trout Lure – Popular for Harling and Trolling

Ginger Mick Yellow Body Ginger Mick Trout Fly with Allan Burgess The Ginger Mick is an interesting lure pattern in that it closely More...

Orange Witch

Orange Witch – Trout Fly, Peter Laing, Canterbury

The unusual but very effective Orange Witch trout fly tied on a size 6 lure hook. Orange Witch Trout Lure, the creation of Peter Laing, More...

Black Phantom killer style

Black Phantom Trout Night Fly is tied using breast feathers from the native Pukeko

Black Phantom (top: killer style and below wing on top – old style tie). It is also one of the easiest feathered lures to tie More...

Woosters Silvery featured image

Wooster’s Silvery – Canterbury Sea-Run Trout Fishing Lure

Wooster’s Silvery – Canterbury Trout Lure Wooster’s Silvery – modern tie. I first fished the Wooster ‘s More...

Paddle Tail Trout Lure

Paddle Tail Trout Fishing Lure – Garth Coghill, Rotorua

A grey/brown coloured Paddle Tail matching tail hackle. Paddle Tail Trout Fishing Lure Garth Coghill of Rotorua is the creator of More...

Yellow rabbit lure

Yellow Rabbit Streamer Fly or Lure – for trout and salmon fishing

Yellow Rabbit Lure Yellow Rabbit Bind the hook shank. Add a pinch of red hackle fibres. Tie in oval tinsel followed by yellow chenille. More...

Waiheke Island Snapper Fishing – Catching a 21 lb Snapper

Waiheke Island Snapper. Snapper 9.6kg (21.12lbs).

Waikeke Island Snapper Fishing Waiheke Island Snapper Fishing with Captain Bruce Parker and the Vessel Second Chance Waikeke Island Fishing Charter: the snapper weighing 9.6kg More...

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

Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.

Return to New Zealand’s Premier Surfcasting Competition – Tactics of the Top Five Percent Snapper have strong mouths. I got this fish on to the beach but before I More...

Fishing the Ninety Mile Beach Five Day Surfcasting Contest by DJ Moresby

Photograph: Surfcasters waiting for the sandbar behind these breakers to come up with the falling tide. Photo: DJ Moresby.

This testing surfcasting Competition requires skill, knowledge and fitness to be successful! by Denis Moresby Ninety Mile Beach is a legal public road and road rules apply. More...

Ryton Bay Lake Coleridge

Coleridge, Lake – Canterbury High Country – the Best Fishing Spots – Picture Galleries

Lake Coleridge, Canterbury High Country – Trout and Landlocked Salmon Fishing Map Allan Burgess with landlocked salmon from Lake Coleridge. with Allan Burgess Plus a New More...

Groynes Small Fishing Lakes – near Christchurch – juniors under 17 years only

This 6 lb rainbow was taken on a small Brown Trout pattern Tasmanian Devil lure fished on light spinning gear. According to Ross Millichamp of North Canterbury Fish and Game More...

Sea-Run Brown Trout

A fat well conditioned sea-run brown trout taken from the Rakaia River gut in December 2012. featured image.

Sea-Run Brown Trout Sea-run brown trout are the same species of fish as the brown trout found in rivers. Some, though not More...

Brook Char or Brook Trout – Salvelinus-fontinalis

Brook Trout - Salvelinus-fontinalis. Photo courtesy of Cory Scott.

Brook Trout – Salvelinus-fontinalis There is no fish prettier than this small brook trout – Salvelinus-fontinalis. More...

The author with a fresh sea-run brown trout. Closure of the Winter Eastern Zone NCF&G 1 May 2016

Closure of the Winter Eastern Zone NCF&G 1 May 2016 by Allan Burgess I’m not in...

The campervan angler in New Zealand. The Travelling Campervan Angler and Fishing in New Zealand

The Travelling Campervan Angler in New Zealand One of the good things about getting older, especially...

If you are fishing in fresh water and using gear that could reasonably be expected to catch sports fish (Trout, Salmon and Perch) you need a valid sports fish licence. Kahawai Licence – Do I need a fishing licence to fish at river mouths?

Kahawai licence – Do I need a licence when fishing at a river mouth? Fish & Game...

Lake Emma and Lake Roundabout – Ashburton Lakes

Brown Trout, Lake Emma, Ashburton Lakes trout fishing.

Lakes Emma and Roundabout. Each blue square is one km across. Map Sourced from LINZ. Crown Copyright Reserved. Lakes More...

Spider Lakes and Lake Donne – Ashburton Lakes, Canterbury high country

Spider Lakes and Lake Donne The Spider Lakes and Lake Donne are hidden from the Hakatere Potts Road which runs west..

Lake Denny is one of the Ashburton Lakes in the Canterbury high country

Lake Denny Lake Denny is a small secluded trout fishing lake set in tussock country. It seems very small in size..

50 Years of Salmon Fishing by Clive Morriss – bamboo rods, bakelite reels

A super weekend's fishing. March 1955.

Still going strong 50 years on. A mighty 32 pounder taken in January 1996. 50 Years of Salmon Fishing By Clive More...

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Contest Photographs

Rakaia River Salmon Contests Photographs 2003-2010 Photographs Allan Burgess A second gallery will be posted on this page soon! The Rakaia..

Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually low flows over summer. During October and November..
Fiordland featured

Fiordland Deep-Sea Fishing, Doubtful Sound, Breaksea Sound, blue cod and groper

Fiordland Deep-Sea Fishing I had an opportunity to return to Fiordland by adding my name to a list for a charter..
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

Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby Tauranga Harbour, on New Zealand ‘s Central North Island East Coast has a large..
Practical Knots for Todays Fisherman

Practical Knots for Today’s Fisherman – Presented by Maxima Premium Fishing Line

Practical Fishing Knots Here are just about all the knots the fisherman will ever need. Improved Clinch Knot, Palomar Knot, Uni-Knot,..