Category Archives: Canterbury Lakes

Lake Heron – at 6.3 sq kms the largest of the Ashburton Lakes

Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the back ground Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Lakes Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the background Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud. Lake Heron Trout & Salmon Fishing Lake Heron Map (scroll down). Lake Heron is the largest of the Ashburton lakes covering 6.3 square km. The distance around the shoreline is 19 km. More...

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Tim Nicol casting on a glorious winters day at Lake Lyndon.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Lake Lyndon in the Canterbury high country is well stocked with trout

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Lakes 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 More...

Fishermen at Lake Coleridge.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Coleridge, Lake – the Best Fishing Spots with 39 Place Names- 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...

View looking north over one of the two Maori Lakes from the Hakatere Heron Road. The conical shape of Mt Sugarloaf on the eastern side of Lake Heron can be seen in the center of the picture some 10 kms away.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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Maori Lakes in the Central South Island Fish & Game Region

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Lakes Maori Lakes – O Tu Wharekai View looking north over one of the two Maori Lakes from the Hakatere Heron Road. The conical shape of Mt Sugarloaf on More...

Two combined Lake Coleridge Opening Day limit bags of land-locked salmon. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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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...

This young angler looks pleased with his big brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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Lake Coleridge Fish & Game High Country Opening Fishing Competition 2011

Lake Coleridge Opening Fishing Contest Climbing out of our warm climate controlled 4×4 truck at Lake Selfe for this year’s Canterbury High Country Opening Weekend was a bit of a shock. It was freezing More...

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
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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...

Lake Denny
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Lake Denny is one of the Ashburton Lakes in the Canterbury high country

Lake Denny Lake Denny is a small secluded trout fishing lake set in tussock country. It seems very small in size compared with its much larger neighbor Lake Emma. Lake Denny see very little angler attention. There 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...

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...