Allan Burgess

Fishingmag.co.nz website editor.

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
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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...

By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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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
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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...

Two combined Lake Coleridge Opening Day limit bags of land-locked salmon. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, August 5th, 2017
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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...

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 1st, 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...

Sevengill shark caught by Lewis Garton at Birdlings Flat.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are often caught by surfcasters

This sevengiller is more gray in colour rather than brown. Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks In 1992 a large sixgill shark was taken in Cook Strait that measured 4.2 metres (14 ft) and weighed 417 kg (919 lbs) There More...

Sea-run Trout ebook featured.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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Free 100 page Sea-Run Trout E-book and Trout & Salmon Fishing Newsletter

Fishingmag.co.nz editor Allan Burgess Free E-book with Trout & Salmon Newsletter At last a fishing newsletter worth subscribing to. Best of all it’s totally FREE to join! Subscribe now to our More...

Fishermen at Lake Coleridge.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Coleridge, Lake – Canterbury High Country – the Best Fishing Spots – Picture Galleries

Lake Coleridge, Canterbury High Country – Trout and Landlocked Salmon Fishing Map Allan Burgess with landlocked salmon from Lake Coleridge. with Allan Burgess Plus a New Fishing Map with 39 Place Names Up More...

Allan Burgess at the Hapuka Estuary Wildlife Sanctuary.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Hapuka Estuary Walkway Westland – Whitebait and native birds – Video

Hapuka Estuary Wildlife Sanctuary – Tui, Kereru, Korimako, Whitebait Video Title: Hapuka Estuary Wildlife Sanctuary – Tui, Kereru, Korimako, Whitebait. Description: The Hapuka Estuary More...

Releasing a big rainbow trout caught in the Ohau A canal. Photo: Allan Burgess. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, June 28th, 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...