Category Archives: Westland

Lake Moeraki, Westland, Brown Trout Fishing by Dick Marquand

The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning gear. Photo courtesy of Vern Harvey.

Lake Moeraki is a brown trout fishery, with an occasional quinnat salmon taken The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning gear. Photo courtesy of Vern Harvey. I keep returning to South Westland for the wide variety of fishing opportunities that are available to anglers. Take trout fishing More...

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Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Mapourika, Lake, Salmon and Trout Fishing – Westland

Lake Mapourika – Brown Trout and Quinnat Salmon Located 10 km north of Franz Joseph in one of the most beautiful scenic parts of New Zealand. The salmon fishing is variable but there are plenty of big brown More...

Hapuka River brown trout. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Hapuka River Black Water Brownies, Westland, by Dick Marquand

The Hapuka River’s Black Water Brownies  The author with a Hapuka River brownie. A quick photograph and back it goes. Photo Aaron Horrell. South Westland offers an incredible variety of experiences to More...

Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly he tied himself.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear

Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick Marquand Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly off the Arawata River mouth. When Aaron Horrell and I visited More...

A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Green Frogs and Whitebait – An Unusual West Coast Fishing Method

Green Frogs and Whitebait by Chris Tonkin A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert. The last rays of a sinking sun had vanished silently into the Tasman Sea well over an hour ago, but More...

By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Whitebaiting in the Arawhata, Waiatoto, Turnbull, and Okuru Rivers

“On a single day in 1944, Des Nolan famously caught 130 kerosene tins of whitebait single handed in the Waiatoto River.” A closer look at these Famous South Westland Whitebait Rivers Registered whitebait More...

Lakeside lunch at Lake Brunner. Photo: Lex Coutts. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Brunner, Lake, Trout Fishing – Where the trout die of old age!

Dan Sweeny with a dark coloured brown trout taken at Lake Brunner while fishing with local guide Brent Beadle. Note the typical colouration of fish from Westland lakes. Photograph courtesy of Brent Beadle’s More...

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland - Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video featured image
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Jackson Bay, Westland – Sea fishing for groper, cod, sharks, tuna – video

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland – Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video Video title: Jackson Bay Wharf, South Westland – Fishing boats, Wharf and Surfcasting. Description: Jackson More...

A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Lake Poerua Brown Trout, Westland – Black water brownies – troll, spin, fly, bait fishing

Most trout caught in Lake Poerua are taken by trolling or harling A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua. Lake Poerua is a small, shallow lake, located 13 km from the West More...

Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Hokitika Holiday Fishing the Styx, Waitangitaona, Hokitika Rivers, and more

Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing By Lex Coutts A pool on the upper Styx River. Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing. With the production of a wet Christmas coming true we set off on our annual sojourn to the West Coast More...