Top 10 Fishing Tips! Good jobs for when it is cold and wet outside!

Metal trout spoons.

Metal trout spoons. If you are a salmon or trout angler, or sea angler and you fish with lures, now is a good time to get them out of storage and make repairs; replace any dicey looking split rings, replace More...

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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...

Kaikoura Coast Fishing Part 2 – Tips, spots, species

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Kaikoura Coast Fishing, Part 2 – Tips, spots, species Kaikoura Coast Fishing part 2 A big groper caught off the Kaikoura Coast while fishing aboard the Albatross. Kaikoura More...

Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing, Surfcasting, Kayak Fishing, Part 1

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Kaikoura Coast Fishing – Part 1 Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing All the best fishing spots at Kaikoura For many years the township of Kaikoura was little more than a fuel More...

Cray Fishing Boat Off the Kekerengu River Mouth, Kaikoura Coast – Video

Cray fishing boat, near Kaikoura.

Cray Fishing Boat, Kekerengu, Kaikoura Crew of the Liquidator pulling craypots near the mouth of the Kekerengu River (56km north of Kaikoura). Filmed from the beach while surfcasting More...

Perch

Perch – Perca fluviatilis – introduced freshwater fish

Perch – Perca fluviatilis – introduced freshwater fish A fine specimen freshwater perch – Perca fluviatilis. Perch are a European freshwater fish species first More...

Fishing for Eels – Coarse Fish Species

Fishing for Eels Hamish Milner with a 20 lb eel caught at the Ryton River mouth area. Many fishermen have reported large eels swimming near them while they have been fishing More...

Hill, Les and Marshall, Graeme – A Stroll Through Brown Trout Country

A Stroll Through Brown Trout Country by Les Hill and Graeme Marshall

A Stroll Through Brown Trout Country by Les Hill and Graeme Marshall A beautifully illustrated hardcover book about trout More...

Kent, John – South Island Trout Fishing Guide

South Island Trout Fishing Guide by John Kent

New Revised Edition September 2009 South Island Trout Fishing Guide by John Kent Photographs by Patti Magnano Madsen Size: More...

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph This nymph pattern has proven deadly on big rainbows when fishing...

Blue Bottle Nymph Fly Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph for the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph Nymphs are often over looked by anglers new to trout...

Creedons Creeper nymph. Creedons Creeper Modified Version with John Hey

Creedons Creeper – Modified Version with John Hey November has arrived! This is my favourite time...

Lefty Kreh Deceiver Saltwater Fly – Tying your own Variations

Lefty Kreh Deceiver saltwater fly - Lefty's Deceiver green version size 2/0 well dressed to swim near the surface.

Lefty Kreh Deceiver Saltwater Fly Tying the Lefty Kreh Deceiver Saltwater Fly Pattern Lefty Kreh Deceiver saltwater More...

Saltwater Fly Fishing – SWF

Saltwater Fly Fishing Saltwater fly fishing need not be complicated or expensive. Trout gear can always be tested out on an..

Saltwater Flies with John Hey – Hairwing, Shrimp and Crab Flies

Step 1. Tie in a tail of white calf tail and tinsel. Saltwater Fly Fishing Canterbury Style  A few years back I..

Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station – Upper Rakaia River

Glenariffe Salmon Research Station

Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station by Nelson Boustead View of the Glenariffe Salmon More...

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

50 Years of Salmon Fishing By Clive Morriss After 50 years of salmon fishing the anticipation and expectation is as strong as..

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..
Tying the Muddler Minnow Trout Streamer Fly

Muddler Minnow Trout Streamer – Don Gapen was the Originator of the Muddler Pattern

This is one of the best videos on tying the Muddler Minnow by tightlinevideo. Tying the Muddler Minnow Trout Streamer The muddler minnow..
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Porta Bote Genesis III – Assembly and on the water tryout

Porta Bote Genesis III The Porta Bote Genesis III is a brilliant idea! But like any new idea it takes a..
Kids learning to fish.

Kids Learning to Fish – North Canterbury Fish and Game Initiative

Kids Learning to Fish – North Canterbury Fish and Game Initiative Kids Learning to Fish. An old proverb reads that if you teach..