Category Archives: Canterbury

Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2017 Update

Charles Smith with a cracker silver salmon from the Hurunui River surf for the start of 2017. Photo courtesy of Charles Smith featured image.

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 caught in the surf just off the river mouth rather than in the river itself. In this respect, the Hurunui is quite different to the other salmon More...

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Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Rakaia River Mouth at Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually low flows over summer. During More...

Kevin Belcher with a couple of good salmon from 2008.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 9th, 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...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – sharks, elephant-fish, moki, kahawai

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit In my younger days I spent many an afternoon and evening surfcasting at Birdlings Flat – also called Baileys Beach. I remember the rich red sunsets in particular More...

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

Amberley Beach Lions Surfcasting Competition held 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...

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...

Glenariffe Salmon Research Station
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station – Upper Rakaia River

Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station by Nelson Boustead View of the Glenariffe Salmon Research Station looking downstream along the shingle braids of the Upper Rakaia River. The Glenariffe 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 (Latest items near the bottom of the page) Video Title: Salmon Landed Fishing at McIntosh’s Rocks – Waimakariri River. Description: Quinnat More...

Sting-ray Nape Nape Beach.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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Nape Nape Beach Surfcasting – Gurnard, blue moki, elephant fish

Nape Nape Beach Surfcasting Red gurnard caught surfcasting at Nape Nape Beach. Nape Nape Beach surfcasting location in North Canterbury. From Christchurch to Nape Nape by car is a distance of 110 km, and will take More...

Lake Coleridge mono pic featured
By Allan Burgess On Monday, September 7th, 2015
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Lake Coleridge Revisited – Harper River and Ryton Bay – Lyndsey Bishop

Remembering the Past – Lake Coleridge Revisited Lake Coleridge Revisited with Lyndsey Bishop Lake Coleridge intake viewing west to the Harper River. Picture taken on Opening Weekend 1968. Photo courtesy of More...