Category Archives: Canterbury Lakes

Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips: Beginners Guide to Fishing Lake Coleridge

Two combined Lake Coleridge Opening Day limit bags of land-locked salmon. Featured image.

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 to travel to Lake Coleridge for High Country Opening weekend, and hopefully catch a trout or salmon, but has absolutely no idea where to start. More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 7 months ago
Lake Lyndon. Lack of rain has seen the lake level drop significantly. Featured image. High country lakes and tarns. Photograph Allan Burgess.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

High Country Lakes and Tarns – Trout Fishing in the South Island with John Hey

Trout Fishing South Island High Country Lakes and Tarns with John Hey I would like to tell you about the joys of fishing small high country lakes and tarns. The South Island is blessed with many of these gems. For More...

Fishermen at Lake Coleridge.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Coleridge, Lake – Canterbury High Country – the Best Fishing Spots – Picture Galleries

Lake Coleridge, Canterbury High Country – Trout and Landlocked Salmon Fishing Map Allan Burgess with landlocked salmon from Lake Coleridge. with Allan Burgess Plus a New Fishing Map with 39 Place Names Up More...

Lake Coleridge mono pic featured
By Allan Burgess On Monday, September 7th, 2015

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...

Lake Tennyson
By Allan Burgess On Friday, July 31st, 2015

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...

Garry with a good sized rainbow trout.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 26th, 2015

The Monster of Lake Coleridge by Clive Morriss

Delightful Memories of Fishing at Lake Coleridge The author is delighted with this rainbow trout caught back in 1951. Charlie is in the background. by Clive Morriss Some years ago while driving South on the Main More...

Nimmo brothers from Springfield who were camping under canvas at the flock hill end of the lake.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Lake Pearson – Easy access from the nearby highway for trout fishing

The Nimmo brothers from Springfield who were camping under canvas at the flock hill end of the lake back in the 1950s. Note some of the massive trout which were typical of the size back then. Photo courtesy More...

Lake Sumner Group Lakes
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Sumner Group Lakes – North Canterbury

Sumner Group Lakes – North Canterbury Sumner Group Lakes Canterbury. Map courtesy of Google Maps, Click on the map to enlarge. Lake Sumner. Map courtesy of LINZ. Crown copyright reserved. Each grid square More...

Lake Ohau featured image
By Allan Burgess On Monday, July 13th, 2015

Lake Ohau Trout Fishing – in the Mackenzie Country near Twizel

Lake Ohau Trout Fishing Lake Ohau straddles the boundary between Canterbury and Otago. This high country lake (520m above sea level) covers 54 square kilometers. Expect it to be cold at night – even in summer. More...

Tim Nicol casting on a glorious winters day at Lake Lyndon.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Lake Lyndon in the Canterbury high country is well stocked with rainbow trout

Mid-winter view of Lake Lyndon looking north, back towards the main road which passes behind the tree line in the distance. The single road follows the entire south shore of the lake making for easy access. Lake More...