Category Archives: Surfcasting Canterbury

Surfcasting destinations along the Canterbury Coast from Kekerengu to the Rakaia River.

Amberley Beach Surfcasting Contest

Amberley Beach featured

The author with his 830mm long skate that won 4th prize in the 2010 Amberley Lions Surfcasting Contest. Amberley Beach Surfcasting Amberley Beach is situated 40 kms north of Christchurch. It wouldn’t be my first choice destination for a surfcasting trip from Christchurch. This beach doesn’t seem to produce anything like the numbers of fish More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 1 year ago
This kahawai was taken at the mouth of Canterbury's Waimakariri River during summertime. However there are always a few stragglers around that will take surfcasting baits over the winter months provided the sea is clear.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Canterbury Winter Kahawai

This kahawai was taken at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River during summertime. However there are always a few stragglers around that will take surfcasting baits over the winter months provided the More...

barracouta caught surfcasting at Birdlings Flat, Canterbury.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 6th, 2014
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Barracouta – Surfcasting for barracouta with live baits at Birdlings Flat

Casting out a live yellow-eyed mullet live-bait. Note the calm conditions. It would be impossible to fish a live-bait if the sea were rough. The yellow-eyed mullet were being caught just behind the breaker.Barracouta More...

Double Corner, Amberley Beach, North Canterbury. I have watched as numerous trailer boats have been launched from this spot. There are paua and crayfish caught out from the rocks.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Amberley Beach Surfcasting

Amberley Beach Surfcasting This school shark is a typical catch taken surfcasting at Amberley Beach – North Canterbury. After two full days spent fishing we had caught only one small paddle crab. A plague More...