Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River, Marlborough

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Opawa River Trout Fishing, and Taylor River Opawa River Trout Fishing. The Opawa River begins in the Wairau Valley and flows across the fertile Wairau Plains to the north eastern suburbs of Blenhiem, leisurely meandering along, to finally exit into the large tidal lagoon near the mouth of the Wairau River. Though much of this small river is accessible More...

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Hokitika-River-Trout- Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Hokitika River Trout Fishing – Fly Fishing, Salmon, Whitebaiting

Hokitika River Trout Fishing Spinning for a sea-run brown trout near the mouth of the Hokitika River. Almost all the West Coast rivers contain sea-run brown trout in their lower reaches. It is always worth having More...

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Lake Mapourika 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...

Lake Brunner brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Lake Brunner 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...

Lake Tennyson
By Allan Burgess On Friday, July 31st, 2015
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Lake Tennyson and the Clarence River by Piscator

Lake Tennyson and the Clarence River Lake Tennyson is in the headwaters of the Clarence River, Nelson-Marlborough region. Holds good numbers of medium sized trout according to Fish & Game. The Clarence River More...

Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal .
By Allan Burgess On Friday, July 10th, 2015
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Study Shows the Twizel Canals Fishery More Self-Sustaining than First Thought

Twizel Canals Fishery in Good Nick! Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal. Photo courtesy of Genesis Energy. by Allan Burgess A recent study of fish life, habitat and prey species, conducted More...

Ward Beach Crayfishing Boat Rockhopper Launched with Bulldozer, Marlborough, NZ
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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Ward Beach Crayfishing Boat Rockhopper Launched with Bulldozer, Marlborough, NZ

Ward Beach Crayfishing Boat Rockhopper Launched with Bulldozer, Marlborough, NZ Crayfishing vessel the Rockhopper being launched with the aid of a bulldozer at Marlborough’s Ward Beach. This location is 90 More...

A glorious spring day near the mouth of the Okarito River, Westland. This whitebaiter is dressed in a wet suit to keep warm and, just as importantly, to expose the minimum of skin for sand flies to bite!
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito River Whitebaiting 2006 Photographs of whitebaiters chasing this New Zealand delicacy [Show slideshow]  More...

Rangitata sevengiller.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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Sevengill Shark caught surfcasting near the mouth of the Rangitata River

Sevengill Shark Caught Surfcasting at the Rangitata Seven Gilled Shark caught near the mouth of the Rangitata River. We catch about 15 a season and all are returned to fight another day. This one was 9 foot long More...

Leigh Tobeck with a very fat 7.5 pound searun brown trout taken in the Rangitata River. What a well fed fish! Photograph by Darryl French.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting

Lesly (Haggis from Scotland) with his limit bag from the Rangitata River. 22 and 26 lbs. Photo: Darryl French. Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting with Allan Burgess The “Rangi” as it is affectionately More...