Category Archives: Westland

Jackson Bay, Westland – Sea fishing for groper, cod, sharks, tuna – video

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland - Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video featured image

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 Bay Wharf. Boat launching, sea fishing, and surfcasting First named Open Bay by Captain Cook, and later Jackson’s Bay for reasons More...

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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...

Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach – Productive Surfcasting for Snapper

Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach – Westland Snapper caught Cliff Simpson from Gentle Annie Beach. Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach You can catch snapper, kahawai, rig shark, conger eel, stingray, gurnard and other 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...

Lake Paringa salmon Westland, south-Island of New Zealand.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
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Paringa, Lake, Westland, Trout & Salmon Fishing

Lake Paringa Trout and Salmon Fishing A cracking 15 1/2 lb salmon from Lake Paringa. Photograph courtesy of Lake Paringa Lodge. Wilderness Trout Fishing at Lake Paringa Lake Paringa sits amid thick native bush in More...

Hokitika-River-Trout- Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Hokitika River Trout Fishing – Fly Fishing, Salmon, Whitebaiting

Hokitika River Trout Fishing Spinning for a sea-run brown trout near the mouth of the Hokitika River. Almost all the West Coast rivers contain sea-run brown trout in their lower reaches. It is always worth having More...

Okarito River whitebaiting featured image July 2016.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito River Whitebaiting 2006 Photographs of whitebaiters chasing this New Zealand delicacy [Show slideshow]  More...

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Mapourika, Lake, Salmon and Trout Fishing – Westland

Lake Mapourika 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 trout although you might find them hard More...

Lake Brunner brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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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...

Pictured: John and Eli holding 13, 15, and 17 lb. snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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Hokitika – Snapper caught on beach longline near Hokitika, West Coast, S.I.

Snapper caught on beach longline near Hokitika Pictured: John and Eli holding 13, 15, and 17 lb. snapper.  Snapper fishing for 2007 has been excellent for John and Jean Brewer of Hokitika. A total of 30 snapper More...