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...

by Allan Burgess | Published 2 years ago
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...

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...

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...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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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...

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...

Lake Coleridge trolling for trout and salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Trolling for Trout and Salmon with down-riggers and flat-lines

Trolling flat-lines on Lake Coleridge. Trolling for Trout 1. Trolling for trout without a down-rigger? You certainly don’t need a down-rigger on your boat to catch fish. Trolling for trout with nothing on More...

kingfish
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Kingfish caught at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River

Yellowtail kingfish from the Waimakarii River mouth. Photo courtesy of Keith Gallagher. Kingfish caught at the mouth of the Waimakariri River Although we are unsure about the identity of the angler one thing is More...