Category Archives: Canterbury Lakes

Lake Lyndon in the Canterbury high country is well stocked with trout

Tim Nicol casting on a glorious winters day at Lake Lyndon.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Lakes » Page 2 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 Lyndon Named by Edward Jollie, Lake Lyndon nestles near the top of Porters More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 7 months ago
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 » Page 2 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 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

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Lakes » Page 2 Trout Fishing South Island High Country Lakes and Tarns with John Hey   Lake Lyndon. Lack of rain has seen the lake level drop significantly. 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...

Garry with a good sized rainbow trout.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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Lake Ohau Trout Fishing – in the Mackenzie Country near Twizel

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Lakes » Page 2 Lake Ohau Trout Fishing Lake Ohau straddles the boundary between Canterbury and Otago. This high country lake (520m above sea level) covers 54 More...