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Allan Burgess

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Rakaia River mouth clear edge surf on 7 February. Taken on Amazing Baits rocket ticers. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Amazing Baits Salmon Ticers and Lures – Video review by Allan Burgess

 Amazing Baits Ticers & Zed Spinners Review Rakaia River mouth clear edge surf on 7 February. Taken on Amazing Baits Rocket Ticers. Amazing Baits Ticer Review This is an excellent weight-forward salmon More...

Southern end of Lake Hawea - featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Lake Hawea – Large deep lake containing rainbow trout, brown trout and salmon

Lake Hawea, Rainbows, Browns and Salmon Lake Hawea from near the Neck looking across towards Kidds Bush. At 35 miles long and covering some 124 km² Hawea is a big lake. The maximum width is 8km. Lake Hawea is 345m More...

Selwyn District Council "No Camping" sign at Lake Selfe in the Canterbury High Country. Photograph by T.Austin. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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No Camping at Lake Selfe in the Canterbury High Country

No Camping at Lake Selfe Selwyn District Council “No Camping” sign at Lake Selfe in the Canterbury High Country. Photograph by T. Austin. I must admit to being shocked and angry when I first discovered More...

Charles Smith with a cracker silver salmon from the Hurunui River surf for the start of 2017. Photo courtesy of Charles Smith featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2017 Update

Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand South Island. Although it is fair to say that most of the salmon caught in the Hurunui River are actually More...

Tony with an 8lb 4oz salmon caught 12 February 2017 at McIntosh's Rocks. It has been a tough season so far with the salmon few and far between. The fish have also been small this season. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntosh’s Rocks, 2km from Mouth 2017 Pics

Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntosh’s Rocks, 2kms from the Mouth 2017 Salmon Pics, Video and Report (scroll down) This is an excellent place to start out if you are new to salmon fishing McIntoshes More...

Big Canterbury Salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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70 Years of Salmon Fishing Memories – Old Photographs of Big Salmon

Memories of Salmon Fishing Days Past – 70 Years of Salmon Fishing  by Clive Morriss Geoff Elliott with his 41 lb salmon: April 1984 Billy Mead with a big 30lb salmon from the Rakaia River. After so many More...

Two salmon caught by Simon McMillian at the mouth of the Hurunui River, North Canterbury, yesterday morning 17 January 2017. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Salmon Season Prospects for early 2017 – They’re Running up the Hurunui River

Salmon Season Prospects 2017 – from January Newletter Two salmon caught by Simon McMillian at the mouth of the Hurunui River, North Canterbury, yesterday morning 17 January 2017. Simon is now at Ballinger’s More...

Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning – Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing Video
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning – Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing Video

Light Tackle Kahawai Spinning makes for Exciting Low-Cost Game Fishing at River Mouths Spin fishing for kahawai at river-mouths plays a big part in the overall recreational fishing scene in New Zealand. Often under-rated, 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.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
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Rig Shark – Mustelus lenticulatus – Spotted Dogfish

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 41 lbs. Congratulations Dwayne. More...

Spotty - Notolabrus celidotus
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Spotty – Notolabrus celidotus – One of the easiest species to catch!

The spotty is often regarded as a nuisance fish Spotty – Notolabrus celidotus. The fish shown here has the colour scheme of a female. This is the fish caught by small boys from wharves. Spotty are More...