Young Stephen Burgess, and Neville Olson, from the Woolston Club, display their catch. Featured image.

Lake Benmore Trout Fishing – A Week In Paradise By Ken Twyman

Lake Benmore Brass Monkey Trout Fishing Trip By Ken Twyman Time for a lunch break! Note the warm clothing and neoprene chest high waders More...

Short Fat Brown Trout Ohau Canal

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

Home » Whitebaiting Tips for Fishing the Mackenzie Country Canals by Allan Burgess This short fat brown trout was caught in the Ohau More...

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing

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...

Lake Alexandrina fishing.

Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing

Home » Whitebaiting Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing by Muzza  Video: a quick look More...

Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the back ground Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud.

Lake Heron – at 6.3 sq kms the largest of the Ashburton Lakes

Home » Whitebaiting Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the background Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud. Lake More...

The old Single Men's Quarters at Hakatere Corner once provided accommodation for farm workers and shearing gangs working on the vast Hakatere Sheep Station.

Ashburton Lakes: Ten lakes make up the Ashburton Lakes Group

Home » Whitebaiting The old Single Men’s Quarters at Hakatere Corner once provided accommodation for farm workers and shearing More...

Brown Trout, Lake Emma, Ashburton Lakes trout fishing. Featured image.

Lake Emma and Lake Roundabout – Ashburton Lakes, Fly and Spin Fishing

Lakes Emma and Roundabout A typical brown trout from Lake Emma weighing around 4 to 5lb. It is the darkest I’ve seen so far! More...

View looking north over one of the two Maori Lakes from the Hakatere Heron Road. The conical shape of Mt Sugarloaf on the eastern side of Lake Heron can be seen in the center of the picture some 10 kms away.

Maori Lakes in the Central South Island Fish & Game Region

Home » Whitebaiting Maori Lakes – O Tu Wharekai View looking north over one of the two Maori Lakes from the Hakatere Heron Road. More...

Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear

Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly he tied himself.

Home » Whitebaiting Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick Marquand Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly off 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

Home » Whitebaiting Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland – Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video Video title: Jackson Bay Wharf, South Westland – Fishing 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...

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 – also called Baileys Beach. I remember More...

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

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

Pyramid Lead Surfcasting Sinker – Holds well on the sea bed

Lead Pyramid Sinker

Pyramid Sinker Pyramid Lead Sinker The pyramid sinker is ideal when fishing over both stony and sandy bottoms. It still More...

Making Sinkers and Jig-Heads

Jig heads

Leadheads are straight runners but are cheap to produce. There work well trolled or cast. They are one of the few More...

Our combined morning's catch. Not bad at all considering the horrible rain and wind. Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain – Early Morning – Rakaia River Gut

Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain with Charles Smith It was a rainy miserable morning for...

Landlocked Quinnat Salmon. Landlocked Quinnat Salmon – Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Landlocked Quinnat salmon fisheries are sustained by artificial stocking Landlocked Quinnat Salmon are regularly released into various...

Massive 38lb salmon taken in the Waimakariri River when the fishery was in much better shape than it is today. Salmon Fishery in Crisis. Featured image. Salmon Fishery in Crisis? South Island Sea-Run Salmon Numbers Down

Salmon Fishery in Crisis? by Allan Burgess I originally wrote and published this article Salmon Fishery...

Coarse Fishing – Getting Started with a Basic Float Fishing Kit

A well set-up coarse angler. Float fishing featured image.

Assembling a Basic Float Fishing Kit for Coarse Fishing A well set-up coarse angler. Setting up a basic set More...

Tench Fishing in New Zealand – Course Fish Species

The Tench – Tinca tinca Considering the extensive liberations that are known to have taken place in the 1860s and the..

Paternoster Coarse Fishing Rig – Ideal when windy and after dark

The Paternoster An old-fashioned and unusual name for a simple technique. It developed from a legering background although the float fishing..

Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows

Rapala Countdown CD 5 featured image.

Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows by Bryce Stupples   Rapala Countdown CD5 (5cm in length). My first More...

Directions to Stony Creek – the Secret Society and Angling Elitism

Directions to Stony Creek by Paul Corliss There are many maxims relative to good fishing but three of the most obvious follow..

Condition Factor of Trout and Salmon – What is it and how to calculate it?

Trout Condition Factor By Dick Marquand Trout anglers and those involved with the management of our trout and salmon fisheries are often heard..
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 it was probably one of the rainbows released into the Groynes from a lake at Isaacs just a few miles away.

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

Groynes Small Fishing Lakes and “Take A Kid Fishing” Days Only juniors under the age of 17 years are permitted to..
All boats have their advantages and limitations. A McLay 530 Fisherman.

Buying Your First Boat – Tips, advice, and points to consider

Buying your first boat – Tips, advice and points to consider With Allan Burgess Before buying your first boat there is a..
Salmon caught in the Rakaia River Gut in 2015.

8 Salmon Fishing Videos from Fishingmag

Salmon Fishing Videos from Fishingmag.co.nz The videos on this page appear on salmon fishing web pages throughout this site...

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In the video: Adult whitebait swimming in a shoal up the lower Waimakariri River.

“You don’t need to be rich to get the riches out of life.” Take a visit to the south island white-baiting haven Kwitchatown, an isolated world where men shelter from modernity and seek peace in the landscape, mateship and the ritual capture of tiny fish. Produced for Wireless Docs by Timothy Flower & Hamish Pattison.