Allan Burgess

Fishingmag.co.nz website editor.

The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning gear. Photo courtesy of Vern Harvey.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 10th, 2017
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Lake Moeraki, Westland, Brown Trout Fishing by Dick Marquand

Lake Moeraki is a brown trout fishery, with an occasional quinnat salmon taken The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning gear. Photo courtesy of Vern More...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. The silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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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 imitation. Consider that Malcolm owns a huge fishing tackle store. He could More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
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Great White Shark – Carcharodon carcharias – Fishing Methods

White Sharks by Allan Burgess – The White Shark Leviathan of the Deep by Dick Marquand – White Shark Game Fish Profile by Dick Marquand Also known as White Shark, White Death, Man Eater, or White Pointer More...

Brett Le Bhertz with a 13.5lb Pelorus Sound snapper. Photograph, Darryl French. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Pelorus Sound Snapper Fishing – Targeting shallow water snapper

Pelorus Sound Snapper Fishing – Boat Fishing in the Marlborough Sounds with Darryl French Brett Le Bhertz with a 13.5lb Pelorus Sound snapper. Photograph, Darryl French. We motored out of the harbour and were More...

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By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Thresher Shark – Alopias vulpinus – easily recognized from its very long tail

Thresher shark caught off Fiordland. Photo Dick Marquand. Thresher Shark – Updated by Allan Burgess and Dick Marquand (see below) The thresher shark is easily recognized from its very long tail. The upper More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Kahawai Spin Fishing at River Mouths – Great on light-tackle -video

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler fishing tackle store, in Christchurch, demonstrates considerable skill and technique to catch and release fish after fish on light spinning gear and 6lb line. Malcolm was fishing More...

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Mapourika, Lake, Salmon and Trout Fishing – Westland

Lake Mapourika Located 10 km north of Franz Joseph in one of the most beautiful scenic parts of New Zealand. The salmon fishing is variable but there are plenty of big brown trout although you might find them hard More...

McDonald Mudeye Nymph, brown version. Ideally the body should be flattened. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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McDonald Mudeye Nymph – An Easy Fly to Tie Yet Deadly on Trout

McDonald Mudeye Nymph by Dick Marquand McDonald Mudeye Nymph, brown version. Ideally, the body should be flattened. McDonald Mudeye. I can remember a few years ago, cleaning a large trout that I had caught in Lake More...

The fish went half way down the concrete culvert. Small stream fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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Small Stream Fishing – A Canterbury Day to Remember

Small Stream Fishing – Down the Culvert by Piscator A pretty spotted brown trout from a small stream, spring creek. The day was mid-week, a Wednesday. I remember it well, not only for the incidents I am about More...

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By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Salmon Salvage at Highbank Powerstation on the Rakaia River

Salmon Salvage at Highbank by Len Issit Len Isitt with two monster salmon at Highbank 25 March 1996. Photograph, Len Isitt. Salmon Salvage Photographs by Len Issit and Allan Burgess The salmon in the foreground More...