Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Whitebaiting in the Arawhata, Waiatoto, Turnbull, and Okuru Rivers

“On a single day in 1944, Des Nolan famously caught 130 kerosene tins of whitebait single handed in the Waiatoto River.” A closer look at these Famous South Westland Whitebait Rivers Registered whitebait stand on the Turnbull River, South Westland. Lifted from the river in case of a flood. The Arawhata, Waiatoto, Turnbull, and Okuru Rivers More...

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Salmon landed in the surf at the Rakaia River mouth in March 2015.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 66 photos, maps, video

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics scroll down Foggy early morning salmon fishing in the surf at Canterbury’s Rakaia River Mouth – March 2015. These two salmon were caught in the surf at More...

Two combined Lake Coleridge Opening Day limit bags of land-locked salmon. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, August 27th, 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...

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette A huge rainbow trout is quickly weighed, photographed and released to fight another day. Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. I recently More...

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...

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...

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...

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) Tom Racz with a handsome rainbow jack trout weighing over 12 lbs taken in the Ohau A Canal, Mackenzie Country. Here are some Twizel Canals More...

Russell and Mike McEIhinney with their snapper catch 17 and 15Ibs. D'Urville Island fishing trip. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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D’Urville Island Fishing Trip – Greville Harbour, Marlborough Sounds

D’Urville Island Fishing Trip – Blue Cod, Snapper, Parrot Fish, Tarakihi, Barracouta, Maori Chief and an Octopus With Russell Watson Russell and Mike McEIhinney with their snapper catch 17 More...

Samuel Wood, when aged just seven, with his first trout, a three and a quarter pound rainbow from Lake Alexandrina.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Fishing Trip to Lake Alexandrina, Mackenzie Country

Fishing Trip to Lake Alexandrina – Rainbow or “Rambo” Trout! by Sam Wood Sam was just 7 years old when he wrote this piece. It is a great story! Samuel Wood, when aged just seven, with his first More...