Category Archives: Canterbury Lakes

Lake Tennyson and the Clarence River by Piscator

Lake Tennyson

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 is 230 kms long and excites to the sea north of Kaikoura. If you take the Jack’s Pass road from Hanmer Springs, beginning opposite the More...

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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 Lake Ohau Trout Fishing Lake Ohau straddles the boundary between Canterbury and Otago. This high country lake (520m above sea level) covers 54 square kilometres. More...

Photograph of Lake Selfe rainbow trout. Lake Selfe featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, June 7th, 2015
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Lake Selfe Trout Fishing – High Country Brown and Rainbow Trout

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Lakes Spin fishing is permitted on Lake Selfe and is a leisurely way to while away the hours. Vegetation to the water’s edge can make the fly rod difficult More...

With no beach at the Picket Fence you had to stand in the water to fish!
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Lake Coleridge Opening Weekend 2008

Lake Coleridge Opening Weekend 2008 With no beach at the Picket Fence you had to stand in the water to fish! with Allan Burgess With the water level of Lake Coleridge high for Opening Weekend 2008 the shingle beach More...

Many anglers will be unaware that a new camping ground has been created at the head of Lake Coleridge. Here it is. The new TrustPower Freedom Camping Area viewed from the road. There has obviously been quite a bit of money spent on leveling the ground, piling up the banks, installing water, and building the fence.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Lake Coleridge Freedom Camping Area – Harper River – TrustPower

Lake Coleridge Harper River Freedom Camping Area Updated February 2016 Lake Coleridge, Harper River, Freedom Camp Area – Trustpower. Key Points about the Harper River Camping Area The camp ground has been More...

Carey Prior with his second only trout caught on a fly - a woppa 6kg (13lbs).
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Ellesmere, Lake – Night Fishing Lake Ellesmere River Tributaries

Night Fishing the Rivers Flowing into Canterbury’s Lake Ellesmere with Keith Chin For me night fishing has a charm of its own, especially after a bright and hot day is replaced with the coolness More...

View of the cutting to allow the level of Lake Forsyth to drain into the sea. Picture taken from the baches at Birdlings Flat after three bulldozers had done their job. The cutting only remains open for a few days depending on sea conditions. During this time fresh searun trout enter the lake.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Lake Forsyth, Canterbury low land lake 50 kms from Christchurch

Lake Forsyth Contains brown trout and perch Situated about an hour’s drive from central Christchurch, Lake Forsyth/ Wairewa has the advantage of being fishable when most other low land Canterbury waters are More...