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Allan Burgess

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Float Tubes for Trout Fishing – provide access to overgrown lake margins and weed beds

Float Tubes for Trout Fishing  by Ian Forsyth Float tubes have been used with success by European and American still water anglers. Designed to provide anglers access to overgrown lake margins and out of reach More...

Ron Sim of Oamaru with an 11 lb brown trout he caught in Lake Wanaka at Fisherman's Bend. Ron caught it on a black Toby. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim – Wanaka, Haast and the old Chev V8

Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim Ron Sim of Oamaru with an 11 lb brown trout he caught in Lake Wanaka at Fisherman’s Bend. Ron caught it on a black Toby. Ron Sim Oamaru’s local chiropractor 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 Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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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...

Jack Chandra (yellow coat) and helper mix eggs and water as they move down the planting fork. Taieri River Salmon. Photo Monty Wright. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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History of the Taieri River Salmon by Monty Wright

Looking Back – Taieri River, Otago, Salmon Enhancement Efforts by Monty Wright Jack Chandra (orange coat) and helper mix eggs and water as they move down the planting fork. Taieri River Salmon. Photo Monty More...

Albacore tuna Gary Wilson featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Tunas of New Zealand’s South Island – Four species of interest by Gary Wilson

There are ten different tunas available around New Zealand Shannon Field’s 22kg New Zealand Record albacore tuna. Tunas are one of the most exciting species to fish catch. Irrespective of their size they More...

By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi – southern bluefin tuna

Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus mccoyi Murray Whyte with a Southern Bluefin Tuna he caught fishing off Fiordland, New Zealand. Southern Bluefin Tuna The body of the southern bluefin tuna is almost round in More...

Butterfly tuna featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Butterfly Tuna – Gasterochisma melampus – off Fiordland coast during summer months

Butterfly Tuna – Gasterochisma melampus by Gary Wilson Butterfly Tuna Description Butterfly tuna colouration is metallic blue, black on the back with intense silver flanks and belly. Silver pectoral fins whilst More...

Slender Tuna – Allothunnus fallai
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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Slender Tuna – Allothunnus fallai – the most elongate of the South Island tuna species

Slender Tuna – Allothunnus fallai by Gary Wilson The author Gary Wilson with a slender tuna. The slender tuna is the most elongate of the South Island tuna species. Specimens generally measure under 1m More...

New Zealand Freshwater Fishers by R.M. McDowall featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 1st, 2017
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New Zealand Freshwater Fishers – A Natural History and Guide by R.M. McDowall

New Zealand Freshwater Fishers A Natural History and Guide by R.M. McDowall New Zealand Freshwater Fishers is the most comprehensive book on the subject available, summarising all that is known about both native More...

Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 1st, 2017
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Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Limited to Waitaki River Catchment – Video

Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – only landlocked stocks are found in New Zealand Sockeye salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Photograph courtesy of Brendon Spicer. Most New Zealand freshwater More...