Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Backwaters – West Coast Spring Creeks to Canterbury Braided Rivers

Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer

Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer The author with a good fish taken on a Black Gnat in one of our backwaters. Backwaters are formed by changes in a river’s flow following flooding and they pose a challenge for anglers because the odds are firmly stacked in the favour of the fish. Trout cruise them only periodically and in some instances, More...

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The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning gear. Photo courtesy of Vern Harvey.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 10th, 2017
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Lake Moeraki, Westland, Brown Trout Fishing by Dick Marquand

Lake Moeraki is a brown trout fishery, with an occasional quinnat salmon taken The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning gear. Photo courtesy of Vern More...

Brett Le Bhertz with a 13.5lb Pelorus Sound snapper. Photograph, Darryl French. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Pelorus Sound Snapper Fishing – Targeting shallow water snapper

Pelorus Sound Snapper Fishing – Boat Fishing in the Marlborough Sounds with Darryl French Brett Le Bhertz with a 13.5lb Pelorus Sound snapper. Photograph, Darryl French. We motored out of the harbour and were More...

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Mapourika, Lake, Salmon and Trout Fishing – Westland

Lake Mapourika – Brown Trout and Quinnat Salmon 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 More...

Featured Image. The author Darryl French with a hard-fighting D'Urville Island yellowtail kingfish.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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D’Urville Island Fishing – North Western Tip of the Marlborough Sounds

D’Urville Island Fishing – Finding the Best Spots by Darryl French The author Darryl French with a 20lb hard-fighting D’Urville Island yellowtail kingfish. Looking at D’Urville Island, where More...

Hapuka River brown trout. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Hapuka River Black Water Brownies, Westland, by Dick Marquand

The Hapuka River’s Black Water Brownies  The author with a Hapuka River brownie. A quick photograph and back it goes. Photo Aaron Horrell. South Westland offers an incredible variety of experiences to More...

Ponds with Monty Wright
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 5th, 2017
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Ponds – Fishing Challenging Small Waters in the Otago Lakes District

Pondering Ponds with Monty Wright Monty with a 2.5kg jack from the pond behind, Central Otago. Fishing ponds are challenging but can be rewarding for the adventurous fly angler. In most of my articles I generally More...

Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly he tied himself.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear

Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick Marquand Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly off the Arawata River mouth. When Aaron Horrell and I visited More...

A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Green Frogs and Whitebait – An Unusual West Coast Fishing Method

Green Frogs and Whitebait by Chris Tonkin A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert. The last rays of a sinking sun had vanished silently into the Tasman Sea well over an hour ago, but More...

Brent Marshall with an 11.6lb sea-sea-run brown trout from the Taieri River, south of Dunedin. Sea-run trout.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Sea-run Trout in the Shag, Clutha, Toko and Taieri Rivers

Sea-run Trout in the Taieri River by Brad Martin Brent Marshall with an 11.6lb sea-sea-run brown trout from the Taieri River, just south of Dunedin. The birds were singing their song, our feet were damp from the More...