Harling with a fly rod by Monty Wright.

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

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

Float Tube Fishing. Enjoy your fishing (Lake Aniwhenua, in New Zealand's North Island.

Float tube – Guide to Armchair Flyfishing by John Taunton-Clark

Float Tube – Guide to Armchair Flyfishing Float Tube Fishing. Enjoy your fishing (Lake Aniwhenua, in New Zealand’s North More...

Float Tubes for Trout Fishing – provide access to overgrown lake margins and weed beds

Float Tubes for Trout Fishing  by Ian Forsyth Float tubes have been used with success by European and American still water anglers. More...

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout.

Rakaia River Mouth at Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some More...

John Hey takes up the challenge of fly fishing on larger rivers

Fly Fishing Big Canterbury Rivers View of the Waitaki Dam from the mouth of the Awakino River. By late summer most small rivers and More...

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Sea-Run Brown Trout Video – migrate to sea but spawn in rivers

Sea-Run Brown Trout Fishing in Canterbury Video: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand Description: Sea-Run Trout Fishing More...

Tasmanian Devil Trout Lure

Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Fishing Lure or Aquafoil – Including rigging tips on video

Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Lure Tasmanian Devil in a rainbow trout pattern. Removing the wire and running your line through the lure More...

A selection of recently released Turbos, or Tobys, in new colours.

Toby – brass spoon spin fishing lure originally designed in Sweden by ABU

Toby Brass Spoons – excellent trout spinning lure The Toby trout spoon is still a deadly trout spin fishing lure. Reviewed by More...

Twizel Canals Fishing Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – 35lb Rainbow Trout Video

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Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video (scroll down) A handsome rainbow jack trout weighing over 12 lbs taken in the Ohau A Canal, Mackenzie Country. Here are More...

Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing

Darren Shields with a 4.19 kg Brown Female trout. At lake Alexandrina Closing weekend. Congratulations Darren. That is a very good fish indeed. Photograph courtesy of Darren Shields.

Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing by Muzza The road to Lake Alexandrina. The Mackenzie Country is mostly tree-less. Rain and sleet thrashed More...

Grays River – A Mackenzie Country Dream – Fly Fishing

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The Grays River – A Mackenzie Country Dream A 4.5lb brown trout taken on a size 14 Hairwing Adams.  Some years ago a group from the Canterbury Fly Fishing Club had been More...

kahawai caught at the mouth of the Wairau Diversion, Marlborough

Wairau River and Diversion, Marlborough salmon and trout fishing

Wairau River and Wairau Diversion, Marlborough Sea-run trout, rainbow trout, salmon – plus whitebait, kahawai, red cod, and mullet in the lower rivers and river mouths The More...

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River, Marlborough

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River Opawa River Trout Fishing. The Opawa River begins in the Wairau Valley and flows across the fertile Wairau Plains to the north eastern More...

How to freeze fish while preventing freezer burn by encasing in ice

Kahawai steaks enclosed in a think layer of ice to prevent freezer burn.

Kahawai steaks enclosed in a think layer of ice to prevent freezer burn. Freeze Fish without Freezer Burn How to freeze fish More...

Bottling and Preserving Salmon – how to guide to bottling salmon

A little bit of bottled salmon goes a long way. It is best to use smaller bottles if possible.

Add salt, sugar and vinegar to each jar before putting on the seals and rings. Bottling Salmon The Americans call More...

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...

A selection of recently released Turbos, or Tobys, in new colours. Toby – brass spoon spin fishing lure originally designed in Sweden by ABU

Toby Brass Spoons – excellent trout spinning lure Reviewed by Allan Burgess (Video scroll down) The...

Modern versions of the Devon. Note the left or right hand rotation. Devon Minnows – Old Brass Trout Spinners

Many anglers didn’t like Devons because they caused line twist Although it’s popularity has declined some what...

Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby

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 Tauranga Harbour, on New Zealand ‘s Central North Island More...

Tying Simple Fishing Rigs

How to tie fishing rigs Tying droppers in monofilament fishing line to form a sprat, surfcasting, or boat fishing rig is..

Snapper from Manu Bay, near Raglan, North Island of New Zealand

Snapper, Manu Bay   We launched from Manu Bay in the dark on Saturday morning (late November) and slowly made our..

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..
Close-up of brown trout weighing 5lbs taken fishing from the Ohau A intake wall, Twizel Canals, on a Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille lure size 4 hook September 2016. The eyes were cut from a jandal.

Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille – Excellent for fishing the Twizel Canals

Boobie Fly UV Straggle Chenille Trout Lure The boobie fly is a good imitation of the common bully – Gobiomorphus cotitianus,..
Coarse Fishing. Noxious Fishermen.

Noxious Fish No! Noxious Fishermen Yes! A light hearted look at other anglers

Noxious Fish No! Noxious Fishermen Yes! I thought it would be a good idea to take a light-hearted look at some..
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Tunas of New Zealand’s South Island – Four species of interest by Gary Wilson

There are ten different tunas available around New Zealand Tunas are one of the most exciting species to fish catch. Irrespective of..