Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Twizel Canals Fishing Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – 35lb Rainbow Trout Video

Releasing a big rainbow trout caught in the Ohau A canal. Photo: Allan Burgess. Featured image.

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video (scroll down) 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 in the Mackenzie Country between Tekapo and the small South Canterbury town of Twizel. The More...

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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...

French Pass.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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French Pass, D’Urville Island – Tips for Fishing this Dangerous Passage

French Pass, D’Urville Island – Top Yellowtail Kingfish Spot by Roy Jones French Pass looking across to D’Urville Island at its narrowest point from the mainland. French Pass is a most beautiful More...

Lakeside lunch at Lake Brunner. Photo: Lex Coutts. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Brunner, Lake, Trout Fishing – Where the trout die of old age!

Dan Sweeny with a dark coloured brown trout taken at Lake Brunner while fishing with local guide Brent Beadle. Note the typical colouration of fish from Westland lakes. Photograph courtesy of Brent Beadle’s More...

Mark Preston with a salmon caught during the 2016-2017 season. Photo courtesy of Charles Smith.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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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...

Kevin Belcher with a couple of good salmon from 2008.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 66 photos, maps, video

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics scroll down These two salmon were caught in the surf at the mouth of Canterbury’s Rakaia River. They were caught on 27 February 2010. That was the day before More...

Harling with a fly rod by Monty Wright.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Fly Rod Harling – A useful fishing method and a lot of fun with Monty Wright

Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea With Monty Wright Evan Taylor and Monty Wright with Evan’s nice rainbow taken while harling on Lake Hawea. Photo: Monty Wright. Harling on Lake Hawea. Easter is always a time More...

Monty Wright with the first trout of the day at Paddock Bay. Photo Selwyn Shanks.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay By Monty Wright Flood water at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago. As l rolled over in the sleeping bag I noticed something was different. There was no rain falling on the iron roof of More...

Ron Sim of Oamaru with an 11 lb brown trout he caught in Lake Wanaka at Fisherman's Bend. Ron caught it on a black Toby. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim – Wanaka, Haast and the old Chev V8

Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim Ron Sim of Oamaru with an 11 lb brown trout he caught in Lake Wanaka at Fisherman’s Bend. Ron caught it on a black Toby. Ron Sim Oamaru’s local chiropractor More...