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35lb rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, September 25th, 2017

Twizel Canals Fishing Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – 35lb Rainbow Trout Video

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video (scroll down) Tom Racz with a handsome rainbow jack trout weighing over 12 lbs taken in the Ohau A Canal, Mackenzie Country. Here are some Twizel Canals More...

By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Whitebaiting in the Arawhata, Waiatoto, Turnbull, and Okuru Rivers

“On a single day in 1944, Des Nolan famously caught 130 kerosene tins of whitebait single handed in the Waiatoto River.” A closer look at these Famous South Westland Whitebait Rivers Registered whitebait More...

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Kaikoura surf angler.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners NZ – Tackle, baits, when, where & how to catch fish!

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand Casting over the surf behind the old railway station at Kaikoura. with Allan Burgess In Surfcasting Tips for Beginners New Zealand, we’ll cover what you More...

An adult Inanga (Galaxias maculatus). Featured image 2.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 28th, 2017

Conservation of the Whitebait Fishery the Five Species of Galaxias

Conservation of the Whitebait Fishery by Peter Ravenscroft An adult Inanga (Galaxias maculatus). This fish makes up about 95% of the whitebait caught on the east coast of the South Island. The Five Species of Galaxias The More...

Salmon landed in the surf at the Rakaia River mouth in March 2015.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 28th, 2017

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 66 photos, maps, video

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics scroll down Foggy early morning salmon fishing in the surf at Canterbury’s Rakaia River Mouth – March 2015. These two salmon were caught in the surf at More...

Two combined Lake Coleridge Opening Day limit bags of land-locked salmon. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips: Beginners Guide to Fishing Lake Coleridge

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 complete beginner angler who wants More...

By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Hopes Silvery – Canterbury Sea-Run Trout Lure

Hope’s Silvery trout fly or lure. Hope’s Silvery With Allan Burgess The first day of October signals the start of another fishing season. With it comes excellent sea-run trout fishing in our lowland More...

Lake Lyndon. Lack of rain has seen the lake level drop significantly. Featured image. High country lakes and tarns. Photograph Allan Burgess.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

High Country Lakes and Tarns – Trout Fishing in the South Island with John Hey

Trout Fishing South Island High Country Lakes and Tarns with John Hey I would like to tell you about the joys of fishing small high country lakes and tarns. The South Island is blessed with many of these gems. For More...

By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Rigging Albacore Trolling Lures – Muppets, Hex Heads, Hook Selection

Albacore Trolling Lures for Albacore Tuna Rick Vader Zwet of Christchurch with a fine looking 7kg tuna taken off Kaikoura on a lure. The exact species of tuna we are unsure about. It may be a slender or even a Bluefin? More...

Canterbury lure rod with two lures.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Canterbury Lure Rod – is used for Salmon and Searun Trout Fishing

Once you settle into the rhythm of casting with the lure rod it it becomes surprisingly enjoyable. Lure Rod The Canterbury lure rod is a local innovation designed to get a lure down to the bottom of Canterbury’s More...