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Make a Whitebait Cleaning Screen to Separate Bait from Debris Video

Whitebait Cleaning Screen Video Making a Whitebait Cleaning Screen. Sometimes the best whitebaiting takes place when the river and More...

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Whitebait Chips – the very best way to Cook Whitebait Video

Whitebait Chips – the very best way to Cook Whitebait Video with Allan Burgess The very best way to cook whitebait is to simply More...

Whitebaiting on the West Coast of the South Island with Margaret Fenemor

Whitebaiting on the West Coast of the South Island with Margaret Fenemor One good shoal. Things are looking up. The weather is idyllic, More...

Whitebait box net in use at the mouth of canterbury's Waimakariri River.

How to Catch Whitebait – An Easy Beginner’s Guide with Allan Burgess

How to Catch Whitebait for Fun and a Feed In this article, we explain a bit about whitebaiting and offer a few tips to help the beginner More...

Okarito River whitebaiting featured image July 2016.

Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito River Whitebaiting 2006 Photographs of whitebaiters chasing this New Zealand delicacy [Show slideshow]  More...

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Best Whitebait Fritters Recipe

Best Whitebait Fritters Recipe with Allan Burgess Translucent freshly caught whitebait. To make the best whitebait fritters: For each More...

Every now and again a much bigger wave comes sweeping in. It is essential to keep a sharp lookout should a quick retreat back up the beach become necessary. Several sets of eyes on the lookout are an advantage.

Whitebait Scoop Netting at the Rakaia River Mouth, Canterbury – November 2011

Whitebait Scoop Netting Rakaia River Mouth Photographs Allan Burgess Whitebaiters fish the surf on the north side of the Rakaia River 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

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland – Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video Video title: Jackson Bay Wharf, South Westland – Fishing boats, Wharf and Surfcasting. Description: Jackson More...

Lake Poerua Brown Trout, Westland – Black water brownies – troll, spin, fly, bait fishing

A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua.

Most trout caught in Lake Poerua are taken by trolling or harling A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua. Lake Poerua is a small, shallow More...

Hokitika Holiday Fishing the Styx, Waitangitaona, Hokitika Rivers, and more

Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing

Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing By Lex Coutts A pool on the upper Styx River. Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing. With the production of a wet Christmas coming true we set off on More...

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

Lake Pearson provides easy access from the nearby highway for trout fishing

The Nimmo brothers from Springfield who were camping under canvas at the flock hill end of the lake back in the 1950s. Note some of the massive trout which were typical More...

Pearson Lakes: Sarah, Grasmere, Pearson, Hawdon, and Marymere, Canterbury high country

Pearson Lakes: Sarah, Grasmere, Pearson, Hawdon, Marymere and Lyndon. One square equals 1km. Sourced from LINZ. Crown Copyright Reserved. Pearson Group Lakes Map The Pearson More...

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

Southern Mega Surf Beast surfcasting rod.

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

Building A Mega Surfcasting Rod for Heavier Weights – Initial Testing

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.

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

Red Setter Trout Lure. Featured image. Red Setter Trout Lure Created by Geoff Sanderson of Turangi

The Red Setter is a top fly for migrating pre-spawning rainbow trout The Red Setter Trout...

Fuzzy Wuzzy Trout Lure Fuzzy Wuzzy Trout Lure by Fred Fletcher, Waitahanui Lodge, Lake Taupo

Fuzzy Wuzzy The Fuzzy Wuzzy was created by the late Fred Fletcher to imitate freshwater crayfish (koura)...

Taupo Tiger featured image Taupo Tiger Trout Fishing Lure – Badger hackles and red head

Taupo Tiger Trout Fly The Taupo Tiger is one of the most popular Matuku-style trout flies...

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..
Lake Taupo Trout Fly Fishing

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

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Lake Taupo trout fishing for wild rainbow trout centered on Lake Taupo, and its tributaries, is justly..
These Dragon V-Lures are un-scented. The don't need to be kept coated with attractant re-charge oil. All 7.5cm.

Dragon V-Lures Drop Shot – Soft-Plastic Minnows

Dragon V-Lures Drop Shot I really like these Dragon V-Lures Drop Shot Minnows in size 7.5cm. They feel very soft to..
Salmon Fever by Ross Millichamp (2013) is a fully revised and updated edition.

Millichamp, Ross – Salmon Fever A Guide to Salmon Fishing in New Zealand

Salmon Fever – A Guide to Salmon Fishing in New Zealand by Ross Millichamp by Ross Millichamp. ISBN 0-908704-61-5 240mm x..

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Antz – Landing technique with light gear trout and salmon at the Tekapo Canal, New Zealand.

Waimak Salmon Salvage

Fish & Game NZ, April 2017. Volunteers and Fish & Game Staff recovered 49 salmon that had been stranded in an off-shoot of the Waimakariri River after recent high flows. It is thought the fish become stuck after the river changed course when flows receded. The fish were therefore effectively lost to the river and fishery, so volunteers helped staff recover them in the hope that some may still be in a condition to help fishery enhancement projects.