Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal .

Study Shows the Twizel Canals Fishery More Self-Sustaining than First Thought

Twizel Canals Fishery in Good Nick! Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal. Photo courtesy of Genesis Energy. by More...

Rangitata sevengiller.

Sevengill Shark caught surfcasting near the mouth of the Rangitata River

Sevengill Shark Caught Surfcasting at the Rangitata Seven Gilled Shark caught near the mouth of the Rangitata River. We catch about More...

Leigh Tobeck with a very fat 7.5 pound searun brown trout taken in the Rangitata River. What a well fed fish! Photograph by Darryl French.

Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting

Lesly (Haggis from Scotland) with his limit bag from the Rangitata River. 22 and 26 lbs. Photo: Darryl French. Rangitata River Salmon, More...

Brown Trout, Lake Emma, Ashburton Lakes trout fishing.

Lake Emma and Lake Roundabout – Ashburton Lakes

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

Lake Ohau featured image

Lake Ohau Trout Fishing – in the Mackenzie Country near Twizel

Lake Ohau Trout Fishing Lake Ohau straddles the boundary between Canterbury and Otago. This high country lake (520m above sea level) More...

Opihi River salmon.

Opihi River, Trout and Salmon Fishing – South Canterbury

Opihi River The Opihi is a small river flowing south-east with a length of some 75kms. It flows into the sea about 10kms north of More...

Orari River, South Canterbury

Orari River Trout and Salmon Fishing – South Canterbury

Orari River A few salmon are still landed from the surf during the season. Unfortunately this river is now dry in it’s middle More...

Ashburton River Mouth.

Ashburton River Trout and Salmon Fishing

Ashburton River I once talked about salmon fishing in the Ashburton River with an older bloke who was doing some work on my 4WD Toyota 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...

Rainbow Trout – Oncorhynchus mykiss – Identification Guide

Warren Kemp 8kg rainbow trout featured

These are rainbow trout caught in Canterbury’s Lake Selfe. The top fish is a jack in spawning colours. The second is 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, 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,..