Kahawai taken on 40g Lucky Lure. This hard bodied lure is bright silver, and the body is flat. It is small and compact and casts a very long distance. Combined with single Mustad 34007 size 2/0 O'Shaughnessy hook you have a deadly combination for kahawai on spinning gear. The small lure and single hook attract more strikes and hold the fish better than a treble.

Kahawai Fishing – Kahawai fishing on light tackle, softbaits, and the fly rod

Kahawai caught at Kaikoura. This species are great fighters on light line! Kaikoura is a great place for kahawai fishing. Over the More...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler about to release a kahawai caught at the Waimakariri River mouth.

Best Kahawai Fishing Lure – Sprat shaped lures might be the best

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. This silver lure is an excellent sprat More...

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? If you are fishing in fresh water and using gear that could More...

This kahawai was taken at the mouth of Canterbury's Waimakariri River during summertime. However there are always a few stragglers around that will take surfcasting baits over the winter months provided the sea is clear.

Canterbury Winter Kahawai

This kahawai was taken at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River during summertime. However there are always a few stragglers More...

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Kahawai Spin Fishing at River Mouths – Plus great light-tackle kahawai video action

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler fishing tackle store, in Christchurch, demonstrates considerable skill and technique to catch More...

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Tips, Access, 55 photos, maps, video

Charles from the Complete Angler with a good sized salmon from the Rakaia River.

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing These two salmon were caught in the surf at the mouth of Canterbury’s Rakaia River. They were caught on 27 February 2010. That was the day before More...

Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntoshes Rocks, 2kms from Mouth

Waimakariri River Salmon

Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntoshes Rocks, 2kms from the Mouth Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing This is an excellent place to start out if you are new to salmon fishing McIntoshes More...

Waimakariri River Trout and Salmon, 88 photos, maps, access

Sea-run trout Waimakariri River

Waimakariri River Trout and Salmon Fishing Sea-run Brown Trout – October to December Waimakariri River trout and salmon fishing is excellent in the lower river between More...

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 it was probably one of the rainbows released into the Groynes from a lake at Isaacs just a few miles away.

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 it More...

Lake Heron – at 6.3 sq kms the largest of the Ashburton Lakes

Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the back ground Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud. Lake Heron Trout & Salmon Fishing Lake Heron Map (scroll down). Lake More...

Yellow Rabbit Streamer Fly or Lure – for trout and salmon fishing

Yellow rabbit lure

Yellow Rabbit Lure Yellow Rabbit Bind the hook shank. Add a pinch of red hackle fibres. Tie in oval tinsel followed by yellow More...

Mrs Simpson Trout Killer Pattern with Allan Burgess

Mrs Simpson Trout lure.

Nowadays the chocolate brown “church window” feathers from higher up on the bird are also used. It More...

A light rub with a candle wax around the inside section of the rod ferrule is all that is required for a snug friction fit. Applying candle wax to the inside section of the ferrule joint will make the join more secure. It will also make it easier to get the sections apart later. Waxing Fishing Rod Ferrules

Waxing Fishing Rod Ferrules Ensures a tight secure join between fishing rod sections Have you ever...

An inexpensive tube of Aquaseal will keep you old waders going a few years longer! Leaking Waders

How to fix leaking Waders Have your waders sprung a leak? Don’t throw them away you...

A little bit of bottled salmon goes a long way. It is best to use smaller bottles if possible. Bottling and Preserving Salmon – how to guide to bottling salmon, kahawai and mullet

Bottling Salmon The Americans call this process canning even when glass jars are used Following congratulations...

Yabbies – Catching shrimps for bait

Yabbies on hand for bait.

Yabbies are excellent bait for yellow-eyed mullet. Yabbies are Top Mullet Bait This article is all about catching More...

Mussels Make the Best Bait – Easy to find at low tide

Mussels Make the Best Bait by Barrie Clark “Let’s go and gather some mussels,” suggested Butch. We’ll go fishing after tea and..

Tuatua Shellfish Baits – Salted and Fresh make excellent fish bait for many species

Tuatua Tuatua and Southern Tuatua (which is slightly bigger in size) are closely related to the pipi (found mostly in harbours)..

Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntoshes Rocks, 2kms from Mouth

Waimakariri River Salmon

Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntoshes Rocks, 2kms from the Mouth Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing This More...

Waimakariri River Trout and Salmon, 88 photos, maps, access

Waimakariri River Trout and Salmon Fishing Sea-run Brown Trout – October to December Waimakariri River trout and salmon fishing is excellent..

Salmon Fishing – Waimakariri River, Canterbury, South Island of New Zealand 2006 – 2007

Waimakariri River Salmon Season 2006 – 2007 The 2006/2007 salmon season has seen the first marked improvement in fish numbers for..
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..
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..
Otago harbour salmon Fishing Contest Winning Fish.

Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing

Otago Harbour Salmon How to catch salmon in Otago Harbour In 1985, I.C.I. Watties, a New Zealand food manufacturing company specializing..