Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Lake Hawea – Large deep lake containing rainbow trout, brown trout and salmon

Southern end of Lake Hawea - featured image.

Lake Hawea, Rainbows, Browns and Salmon Lake Hawea from near the Neck looking across towards Kidds Bush. At 35 miles long and covering some 124 km² Hawea is a big lake. The maximum width is 8km. Lake Hawea is 345m above sea level. The maximum depth is 392 m. The deepest part of the lake is around 50 m below sea level. Being high above sea level the More...

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Charles Smith with a cracker silver salmon from the Hurunui River surf for the start of 2017. Photo courtesy of Charles Smith featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2017 Update

Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand South Island. Although it is fair to say that most of the salmon caught in the Hurunui River are actually More...

Tony with an 8lb 4oz salmon caught 12 February 2017 at McIntosh's Rocks. It has been a tough season so far with the salmon few and far between. The fish have also been small this season. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntosh’s Rocks, 2km from Mouth 2017 Pics

Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntosh’s Rocks, 2kms from the Mouth 2017 Salmon Pics, Video and Report (scroll down) This is an excellent place to start out if you are new to salmon fishing McIntoshes More...

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition 2016
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 24th, 2016
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Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition postponed until Sunday 5th Feb

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition postponed until Sunday 5th of February After talking to our weather man, experienced fishers and a trip to the beach we have made a hard decision. For everyone’s More...

Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video - featured image
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video – Close to Christchurch City

Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video Video Title: Salmon Landed Fishing at McIntosh’s Rocks – Waimakariri River. Description: Quinnat Salmon being landed at McIntosh’s More...

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland - Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video featured image
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 26th, 2016
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Jackson Bay, Westland – Sea fishing for groper, cod, sharks, tuna – video

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland – Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video Video title: Jackson Bay Wharf, South Westland – Fishing boats, Wharf and Surfcasting. Description: Jackson More...

Fishingmag.co.nz editor Allan Burgess
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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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...

35lb rainbow jack Ohau A featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, May 28th, 2016
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Twizel Canals Fishing Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – 35lb Rainbow Trout Video

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video 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. More...

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.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing

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 More...

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...