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Allan Burgess

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Trumpeter fish.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Trumpeter – Latris lineata Found mostly over rocky foul ground down to 100m

A freshly caught trumpeter has a brightly coloured handsome appearance. This one was caught by Allan Burgess fishing off Stewart Island. Trumpeter Latris lineata Trumpeter are keenly sort by recreational anglers. More...

Red Setter Trout Lure. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Red Setter Trout Lure Created by Geoff Sanderson of Turangi

The Red Setter is a top fly for migrating pre-spawning rainbow trout The Red Setter Trout Lure is the invention of Geoff Sanderson of Turangi. Geoff and Pop Sanderson took over the tackle shop, which was part of More...

Fuzzy Wuzzy Trout Lure
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Fuzzy Wuzzy Trout Lure by Fred Fletcher, Waitahanui Lodge, Lake Taupo

Fuzzy Wuzzy Fuzzy Wuzzy trout lure. The Fuzzy Wuzzy was created by the late Fred Fletcher to imitate freshwater crayfish (koura) in Lake Taupo. Fletcher was the original builder and owner of the Waitahanui More...

Carpet Shark Cephaloscyllium isabella
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
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Carpet Shark – Cephaloscyllium isabella – also Cat or Swell Shark

Carpet Shark – Cephaloscyllium isabella A brace of carpet shark caught by Allan Burgess from the beach behind the railway station at Kaikoura. Though quite eatable they were returned to the water. Carpet sharks More...

Salmon Fever by Ross Millichamp (2013) is a fully revised and updated edition.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Millichamp, Ross – Salmon Fever A Guide to Salmon Fishing in New Zealand

Salmon Fever – A Guide to Salmon Fishing in New Zealand by Ross Millichamp Salmon Fever by Ross Millichamp (2013) is a fully revised and updated edition. by Ross Millichamp. ISBN 0-908704-61-5 240mm x 170mm. More...

Mark Preston with a salmon caught during the 2016-2017 season. Photo courtesy of Charles Smith.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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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...

Taupo Tiger featured image
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Taupo Tiger Trout Fishing Lure – Badger hackles and red head

The Taupo Tiger comes in many different body colours nowadays but to be a Taupo Tiger it must have a wing of dark centred badger hackles and a red head. Taupo Tiger Trout Fly The Taupo Tiger is one of the most popular More...

Kevin Belcher with a couple of good salmon from 2008.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 66 photos, maps, video

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics scroll down 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...

Harling with a fly rod by Monty Wright.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Fly Rod Harling – A useful fishing method and a lot of fun with Monty Wright

Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea With Monty Wright Evan Taylor and Monty Wright with Evan’s nice rainbow taken while harling on Lake Hawea. Photo: Monty Wright. Harling on Lake Hawea. Easter is always a time More...

Southern Mega Surf Beast surfcasting rod.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Building A Mega Surfcasting Rod Part 2 – Assembly – Fishing Video

Building the Southern Mega Surf Beast Surfcasting Rod Here is a video of the Southern Mega Surf Beast in action. Part 1 – Initial Testing. Having tested the rod with the guides temporarily taped in position, More...