Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing

Darren Shields with a 4.19 kg Brown Female trout. At lake Alexandrina Closing weekend. Congratulations Darren. That is a very good fish indeed. Photograph courtesy of Darren Shields.

Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing by Muzza The road to Lake Alexandrina. The Mackenzie Country is mostly tree-less. Rain and sleet thrashed against the south facing windows as a cold icy wind raised squeaks of protest from loose iron on the roof. Back home it was hard to believe that just a few short days ago More...

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Brown Trout, Lake Emma, Ashburton Lakes trout fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Lake Emma and Lake Roundabout – Ashburton Lakes

Lakes Emma and Roundabout This lake cannot be seen from the Hakatere Potts Road and so is easily missed. The turn off is 5 km from Hakatere Corner on the left when heading towards Lake Clearwater. The track can More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Lake Clearwater and Lake Camp – Ashburton Lakes – Canterbury High Country

Awesome markings on this 3 lb rainbow trout from Lake Camp. Photo: Baitman. Lakes Clearwater and Camp These trout fishing lakes are located in the upper reaches of the Rangitata River about 40 minutes drive from More...

Rainbow jack trout from Ohau A Canal
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, May 28th, 2016
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Twizel Canals Fishing Tips for Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips A handsome rainbow jack trout weighing over 12 lbs taken in the Ohau A Canal, Mackenzie Country. Here are some Twizel Canals Fishing Tips to get you started. There is 58 km of hydro canals More...

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By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Hurunui River Monster Trout on Scarborough Reel, and Rapala

Hurunui River Monster Trout on Scarborough Reel, 6lb line and Rapala by Lex Coutts Brian and his Hurunui-River monster trout smile for the camera. Some of you will have met Brian Mercier at Mcintosh’s Rocks, More...

Lake Paringa salmon Westland, south-Island of New Zealand.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
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Paringa, Lake, Westland, Trout & Salmon Fishing

Lake Paringa Trout and Salmon Fishing A cracking 15 1/2 lb salmon from Lake Paringa. Photograph courtesy of Lake Paringa Lodge. Wilderness Trout Fishing at Lake Paringa Lake Paringa sits amid thick native bush in More...

Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Hokitika Holiday Fishing the Styx, Waitangitaona, Hokitika Rivers, and more

Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing By Lex Coutts A pool on the upper Styx River. Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing. With the production of a wet Christmas coming true we set off on our annual sojourn to the West Coast More...

Pictured: John and Eli holding 13, 15, and 17 lb. snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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Hokitika – Snapper caught on beach longline near Hokitika, West Coast, S.I.

Snapper caught on beach longline near Hokitika Pictured: John and Eli holding 13, 15, and 17 lb. snapper.  Snapper fishing for 2007 has been excellent for John and Jean Brewer of Hokitika. A total of 30 snapper More...

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By Allan Burgess On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Grays River – A Mackenzie Country Dream – Fly Fishing

The Grays River – A Mackenzie Country Dream A 4.5lb brown trout taken on a size 14 Hairwing Adams.  Some years ago a group from the Canterbury Fly Fishing Club had been spending Easter at Twizel, fishing More...

Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach – Productive Surfcasting for Snapper

Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach – Westland Snapper caught Cliff Simpson from Gentle Annie Beach. Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach You can catch snapper, kahawai, rig shark, conger eel, stingray, gurnard and other More...