Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

D’Urville Island Fishing – North Western Tip of the Marlborough Sounds

Featured Image. The author Darryl French with a hard-fighting D'Urville Island yellowtail kingfish.

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 it is, and what sort of fishing we have here. D’Urville Island is located at the northwestern end of the Marlborough Sounds, at the very tip More...

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Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly he tied himself.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 11th, 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...

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...

Mapua snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Rabbit Island, Surfcasting, Waimea Estuary, Richmond, Nelson

Rabbit Island Surfcasting The beach at Rabbit Island is shallow and sandy and is good for safe swimming and fishing. It is a favoured spot for surfcasting being just 15 minutes drive from Richmond. Occasionally 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...

By Allan Burgess On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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Te Anau, Fiordland – New Zealand’s fly fishing capital

Te Anau – New Zealand’s fly fishing capital View across Lake Manapouri. Te Anau, to either the dedicated fishermen with ample time to spare or to the angler who can only spare a few hours, it’s More...

35lb rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, September 25th, 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...

By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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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 More...