Category Archives: Pearson Lakes

The Pearson Group of fishing lakes fill with water drained from the Waimakariri River basin in the Southern Alps west of Christchurch. The mostly small lakes straddle State Highway 73 between Christchurch and the West Coast. The highway can be very busy during the summer tourist season. See: Lake Sarah, Lake Grasmere, Lake Pearson, Lake Hawdon, Lake Marymere. The lake contain brown and rainbow trout. Lake Pearson also contains a small stock of Mackinaw trout – Salvelinus namaycush.

Lake Pearson provides easy access from the nearby highway for trout fishing

Nimmo brothers from Springfield who were camping under canvas at the flock hill end of the lake.

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 of Kevin Belcher. Scroll down for a larger version of the photograph. Lake Pearson Lake Pearson is one of the Waimakariri River lakes. More...

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Pearson Lakes: Sarah, Grasmere, Pearson, Hawdon, Marymere and Lyndon
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Pearson Lakes: Sarah, Grasmere, Pearson, Hawdon, and Marymere, Canterbury high country

Pearson Lakes: Sarah, Grasmere, Pearson, Hawdon, Marymere and Lyndon. One square equals 1km. Sourced from LINZ. Crown Copyright Reserved. Pearson Group Lakes Map The Pearson Group of fishing lakes fill with water More...

Lake Hawdon and Lake Marymere. One square equals 1km. Sourced from LINZ. Crown Copyright Reserved.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Lake Hawdon and Lake Marymere – Canterbury

Lake Sarah and lake Grasmere. One square equals 1km. Sourced from LINZ. Crown Copyright Reserved. Lake Hawdon Continue heading south-east from Cass along the shingle Graigieburn Road. The track to Lake Hawdon is More...

Lake Sarah and lake Grasmere. One square equals 1km. Sourced from LINZ. Crown Copyright Reserved.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Lake Sarah and Lake Grasmere Trout Fishing in the Canterbury high country

Lake Sarah and Lake Grasmere. One square equals 1km. Sourced from LINZ. Crown Copyright Reserved. Lake Sarah This the first trout fishing lake 2km along the Graigieburn Road headed south-east from the small township More...