Bruce Gardner with 11 kg snapper caught near Maud Island.

Snapper – Chrysophrys auratus – New Zealand’s most popular fish!

Brent LeBherz with a 13.5 pound Marlborough Sounds Snapper. Snapper – Chrysophrys auratus Snapper are found in the North Island More...

Red cod

Red Cod – Morid cods – Pseudophycis bachus – a good eating fish

Red Cod – Pseudophycis bachus Red cod; also called hoka Pseudophycis bachus Red cod are a fish that many anglers love to hate. More...

John Dory fish.

John Dory – Zeus faber – live bait is best but will take mussel baits

John Dory caught by Dane Rayner in Breaker Bay, Wellington. Click on the picture to enlarge. John Dory – Zeus faber Also called More...

barracouta head

Barracouta – Thyrsites atun – Manga – Known as Cook Strait Sailfish

The barracouta – otherwise known as the “Cook Strait sailfish” Note the dentistry. Most barracouta measure just short More...

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Bluenose Warehou – Hyperoglyphe antarctic – Also Griffin’s Silverfish

Bluenose Warehou – Hyperoglyphe antarctic Bluenose Warehou are also called: blue bream, Bonita, Matiri, Deepsea Trevally, More...

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Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi – Southern Bluefin Tuna

Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi by Allan Burgess Murray Whyte with a Southern Bluefin Tuna he caught fishing off Fiordland, More...

Blue Cod (Parapercis colias) – Sort after my South Island Anglers

Blue cod photographed under water. Blue cod are very inquisitive and will often approach divers. Blue Cod Other names for blue cod: More...

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Gurnard, Red – Chelidonichthys kumu – How to catch this tasty fish – Video

Other names for gurnard: Kumukumu is the Maori name, also widely known as Carrots! Video Title: Grunting Red Gurnard Caught More...

Lake Lyndon in the Canterbury high country is well stocked with trout

Tim Nicol casting on a glorious winters day at Lake Lyndon.

Mid-winter view of Lake Lyndon looking north, back towards the main road which passes behind the tree line in the distance. The single road follows the entire south shore of the More...

Coleridge, Lake – the Best Fishing Spots with 39 Place Names- Picture Galleries

Fishermen at Lake Coleridge.

Lake Coleridge, Canterbury High Country – Trout and Landlocked Salmon Fishing Map Allan Burgess with landlocked salmon from Lake Coleridge. with Allan Burgess Plus More...

Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips: Beginners Guide to Fishing Lake Coleridge

Two combined Lake Coleridge Opening Day limit bags of land-locked salmon. Featured image.

Fishingmag editor Allan Burgess with a typical salmon caught spin fishing at Canterbury’s Lake Coleridge. Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips This article is aimed at helping the More...

Dwayne Aberhart with an even bigger rig shark caught surfcasting near Christchurch in December 2016. It weighed in at a massive 41 lbs. Congratulations Dwayne. I haven't seen a rig shark that big before. Featured image.

Rig Shark – Mustelus lenticulatus – Excellent Eating – Strong Fighter

Rig Shark are Often Caught by Surfcasters at Night Dwayne Aberhart with an even bigger rig shark caught surfcasting near Christchurch in December 2016. It weighed in at a massive More...

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are often caught by surfcasters

This sevengill is more grey in colour rather than brown. Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks by Allan Burgess The Sevengiller and Other Cow Sharks by Dick Marquand   In 1992 More...

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River, Marlborough

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Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River There are some big resident brown trout in the Opawa River. This big 10lb More...

Rabbit Island, Surfcasting, Waimea Estuary, Richmond, Nelson

Mapua snapper.

Rabbit Island Surfcasting The beach at Rabbit Island is shallow and sandy and is good for safe swimming and fishing. More...

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals ebook The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals E-book Published January 2018 ISBN 978-0-9582933-8-9. Published by Allan...

Monster 35lb rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals. Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Video

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Enormous 35lb Rainbow Jack Trout from the...

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 Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. I recently spent...

Tench Fishing in New Zealand – Course Fish Species

Tech are a dark olive colour. Smaller fish are coloured brown.

A brace of tench. Coarse fishing in New Zealand. The Tench – Tinca tinca Considering the extensive liberations More...

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..

Coarse Fishing – Getting Started with a Basic Float Fishing Kit

Assembling a Basic Float Fishing Kit for Coarse Fishing Setting up a basic set of tackle for float fishing. One or..

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph for the Twizel Canals

Blue Bottle Nymph Fly

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph Start with strong size 8 hook. Nymphs are often overlooked by anglers More...

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph This nymph pattern has proven deadly on big rainbows when fishing on the Ohau A Inlet Wall..

Glo-Bug Trout Fishing Flies for Winter Rainbows – Good in the Twizel Canals

Glo-Bugs by Allan Burgess At first sight a pink or orange glo-bug seems an unlikely trout bait. A glo-bug is a..
The author with a 16.8kg Bay of Plenty yellowtail kingfish taken on 10kg line.

Bay of Plenty Kingfish – How to find and catch kingis

How to Catch Kingfish in the Bay of Plenty with Andrew Padlie Whether you enjoy sitting in the lee of an..

Tyro on the Tongariro River – The Judges, Major Jones and Breakaway Pools

Tyro on the Tongariro River by Piscator With mixed feelings of nervousness and anticipation, I sat on board flight NM 26..
Allan Burgess with 26 pound salmon at the Rangitata River.

Rangitata River Salmon Fishing

Rangitata River Salmon Fishing Allan Burgess talks about salmon fishing at the Rangitata River mouth. Many anglers regard the Rangitata River..

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The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals Contains 148 pages, 25,000 words, and 185 photographs. Published 21 January 2018. Details on the new book and where you can get a copy.