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Fishingmag.co.nz editor Allan Burgess talks about more fishing fun times!

Terror Wind Near Kaikoura

Within a a matter of just minutes the sea has become very rough. Not good if you were offshore in a boat or kayak. You can just make out something carried out to sea by the wind near the top center of the picture. Keep in mind also that something like ten minutes earlier the sea was blue and calm.

Almost Blown Out to Sea by Powerful Northwest Wind The northwest wind just starting to increase. Near the centre of the picture, you can see a caravan awning headed for the Chatham Islands. A fortnight ago, November 2014, I spent a couple of days in Kaikoura doing a bit of fishing. Though I travelled around I spend the nights camped by the More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Fishing Van or 4×4 Truck; which is more useful?

Salmon anglers vehicles at the Waimakariri River mouth. A 4×4 truck is good for driving down the beach or riverbed and carry heaps of fishing gear. They are very popular with salmon and trout anglers. Fishing Van More...

Fishing Van
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Fishing from a Different Angle; Travelling to the Best Fishing Spots

Here is a great go anywhere and fish almost anywhere setup. Travelling to the Best Fishing Spots It has been a very interesting couple of months for me recently. I’ve been fishing all over the South Island. One More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Kahawai Fishing Tips: Techniques, Lures, Spots – Video

Fishing for kahawai at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River. Kahawai Fishing Tips Kahawai – Arripis trutta Here are some top kahawai fishing tips you can put into action this summer. The humble kahawai More...

A young salmon of the size that are released by Fish & Game.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Illegal Salmon Release at Lake Camp

Illegal Salmon Release at Lake Camp in the Canterbury high country Awesome markings on this 3 lb rainbow trout from Lake Camp. Photo: Baitman. I read a report in the Christchurch Press by Rachel Young dated 5 April More...

Metal trout spoons.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Top 10 Fishing Tips! Good jobs for when it is cold and wet outside!

Metal trout spoons. If you are a salmon or trout angler, or sea angler and you fish with lures, now is a good time to get them out of storage and make repairs; replace any dicey looking split rings, replace or sharpen More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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The Price of Fish Hooks Comes Down, driving in water, tying fishing rigs

Crossing shallow water by Toyota 4×4 in the lower Waimakariri River. Crossing to the Island I was at the mouth of the Waimakariri River yesterday and although the river flow remains very low, there were five salmon More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Correct Jig Head Weights can increase soft-bait hook-ups!

Choosing the right weight jig-head makes a big difference when fishing the Twizel Canals. Importance of correct jig head weight When fishing soft plastics correct jig head weights can make a big difference More...