Category Archives: Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers

Central South Island Fish & Game Region extends from the south bank of the Rakaia River in the north to Moeraki in the south, and inland to Lake Ohau. Including the Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals.

Lake Benmore Trout Fishing – A Week In Paradise By Ken Twyman

Young Stephen Burgess, and Neville Olson, from the Woolston Club, display their catch. Featured image.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Lake Benmore Brass Monkey Trout Fishing Trip By Ken Twyman Time for a lunch break! Note the warm clothing and neoprene chest high waders worn by most anglers to combat the cold. It is odd how you don’t seem to notice the cold in the excitement of fishing in such a More...

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Charlie about to release a big rainbow trout.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Mackenzie Country Canals Fishing Tips – How to Fish the Canals – Video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Tips for Fishing the Mackenzie Country Canals by Allan Burgess This short fat brown trout was caught in the Ohau Canal by Paul Spicer. More...

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette A huge rainbow trout is quickly weighed, photographed and released to fight another day. Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. I recently More...

Lake Alexandrina fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing by Muzza  Video: a quick look at the baches (cribs) at More...

Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the back ground Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Lake Heron – at 6.3 sq kms the largest of the Ashburton Lakes

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the background Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud. Lake Heron Trout & Salmon More...

The old Single Men's Quarters at Hakatere Corner once provided accommodation for farm workers and shearing gangs working on the vast Hakatere Sheep Station.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, March 10th, 2018
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Ashburton Lakes: Ten lakes make up the Ashburton Lakes Group

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers The old Single Men’s Quarters at Hakatere Corner once provided accommodation for farm workers and shearing gangs working on the vast More...

Brown Trout, Lake Emma, Ashburton Lakes trout fishing. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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Lake Emma and Lake Roundabout – Ashburton Lakes, Fly and Spin Fishing

Lakes Emma and Roundabout A typical brown trout from Lake Emma weighing around 4 to 5lb. It is the darkest I’ve seen so far! Photograph courtesy of Paul Spicer. This lake cannot be seen from the Hakatere Potts 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. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Maori Lakes – O Tu Wharekai View looking north over one of the two Maori Lakes from the Hakatere Heron Road. The conical shape of More...

A think six pound brown from beneath a Tekapo River drop-off. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Tekapo River Trout Fishing Lesson – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Tekapo River Trout Fishing Lesson – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice By Paul Corliss A think six-pound brown from beneath a Tekapo River drop-off. “How’d you go?” I said, looking over my shoulder More...

Monster 35lb rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Maps & Video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Enormous 35lb Rainbow Jack Trout from the Twizel Canals. Above: A four-pound More...