Category Archives: Canterbury Lakes

Sumner Group Lakes – North Canterbury

Lake Sumner Group Lakes

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 represents 1 square kilometre. Click on the map to enlarge. There is unrestricted four-wheel-drive access to Loch Katrine. To drive from More...

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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...

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...

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

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 to use in some places. There is nothing worse than having 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...

This 6 lb rainbow was taken on a small Brown Trout pattern Tasmanian Devil lure fished on light spinning gear. According to Ross Millichamp of North Canterbury Fish and Game it was probably one of the rainbows released into the Groynes from a lake at Isaacs just a few miles away.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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Groynes Small Fishing Lakes – near Christchurch – juniors under 17 years only

This 6 lb rainbow was taken on a small Brown Trout pattern Tasmanian Devil lure fished on light spinning gear. According to Ross Millichamp of North Canterbury Fish and Game it was probably one of the rainbows released 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...

Lake Evelyn skirts the northern side of the Harper Road just to the south of Lake Selfe. It doesn't look particularly inviting but offers rewarding fishing for those anglers who accept the challenge.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Lake Evelyn Trout Spinning and Fly Fishing – Canterbury High Country

Lake Evelyn Lake Evelyn skirts the Harper Road to the right heading north just past the Ryton River bridge. Four-wheel-drive tracks make it possible to park right next to the lake. I must admit that I do prefer More...