Category Archives: Coarse Fishing

Coarse fish category logo.Coarse Fishing in New Zealand. You must have a Fish & Game New Zealand Sports Fishing Licence to fish for coarse fish in New Zealand. Perch (Perca fluviatilis), Tench (Tinca tinca), Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus). They are known as coarse fish because of their coarse scales.

Tench Fishing in New Zealand – Course Fish Species

Tech are a dark olive colour. Smaller fish are coloured brown.

A brace of tench. Coarse fishing in New Zealand. The Tench – Tinca tinca Considering the extensive liberations that are known to have taken place in the 1860s and the subsequent world class fishing available to South Islander’s as a result, the tench is still a little-known species. In fact, tench were introduced some years before brown More...

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Simple paternoster rig used in coarse fishing. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 23rd, 2018
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Paternoster Coarse Fishing Rig – Ideal when windy and after dark

The Paternoster Simple Paternoster rig used in coarse fishing. An old-fashioned and unusual name for a simple technique. It developed from a legering background although the float fishing enthusiasts adapted it More...

A well set-up coarse angler. Float fishing featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 9th, 2018
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Coarse Fishing – Getting Started with a Basic Float Fishing Kit

Assembling a Basic Float Fishing Kit for Coarse Fishing A well set-up coarse angler. Setting up a basic set of tackle for float fishing. One or two items are specifically for Coarse Fishing and are available through More...

This Southern Acclimatisation District fishing licence has been issued for the 1894-95 season. Note it has been issued for Boys under sixteen years of age and signed by the secretary of the North Canterbury Acclimatisation Society. Old Fishing Licences.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Old Fishing Licences – Trout, Perch and Tench – Coarse Fishing

Old Fishing Licences Included Tench and Perch Old Fishing Licences Old fishing licences make for fascinating reading. The Canterbury Float Fishing Club has discovered two old licences, one belonging to the Southern More...

Coarse Fishing. Noxious Fishermen.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Noxious Fish No! Noxious Fishermen Yes! A light hearted look at other anglers

Noxious Fish No! Noxious Fishermen Yes! I thought it would be a good idea to take a light-hearted look at some of the more noxious fishermen whom we encounter on our fishing expeditions. 1. The Latecomer (nil tempus More...

Hamish Milner with a 20 lb eel caught at the Yyton River mouth area. Many fishermen have reported large eels swimming near them while they have been fishing around Lake Coleridge at night. Photograph courtesy of Noela Mitchell.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Fishing for Eels – Eels are a NZ Native Species

Fishing for Eels Some coarse fishing clubs include eels in their fishing events Eels on the prowl, Canterbury New Zealand – Video This video was taken during the early evening in a Canterbury low land More...

Perch
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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Perch – Perca fluviatilis – introduced freshwater fish

Perch – Perca fluviatilis – introduced freshwater fish A fine specimen freshwater perch – Perca fluviatilis. Perch are a European freshwater fish species first introduced into New Zealand waterways More...

Rudd featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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Rudd – Coarse Fish Species – New Zealand Freshwater Fishes

The rudd is a little known coarse fish in New Zealand. It is a most striking colour. The Rudd Scardinius erythophthalmus One of the species of coarse fish that we target here in Canterbury is the much maligned Rudd More...