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Allan Burgess

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Berley Basics - how to use berley to catch more fish. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Berley, or Chum – Using Berley to Catch More Fish – Video

How to use berley to increase your catch rate Video Title: Berley Basics with Allan Burgess. Description: You will catch more sea fish if you attract them to your fishing spot with berley, or chum. It is more effective More...

35lb rainbow jack Ohau A featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Twizel Canals Fishing Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – 35lb Rainbow Trout Video

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

A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Lake Poerua Brown Trout, Westland – Black water brownies – troll, spin, fly, bait fishing

Most trout caught in Lake Poerua are taken by trolling or harling A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua. Lake Poerua is a small, shallow lake, located 13 km from the West More...

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By Allan Burgess On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Gurnard, Red – Chelidonichthys kumu – How to catch this tasty eating fish – Video

Other names for gurnard: Kumukumu is the Maori name, also widely known as Carrots! Video Title: Grunting Red Gurnard Caught Surfcasting in the Marlborough Sounds. Video Description: Red Gurnard are 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 Friday, January 27th, 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...

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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...