Category Archives: Freshwater Fishes

This category includes: Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Mackinaw Trout, Rainbow Trout. Coarse fish have their own category.

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Hamish Milner with a 20 lb eel caught at the Yyton River mouth area. Many fishermen have reported large eels swimming near them while they have been fishing around Lake Coleridge at night. Photograph courtesy of Noela Mitchell.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Fishing for Eels – Coarse Fish Species

Fishing for Eels Hamish Milner with a 20 lb eel caught at the Ryton River mouth area. Many fishermen have reported large eels swimming near them while they have been fishing around Lake Coleridge at night. Photograph More...

Perch
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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Perch – Perca fluviatilis – introduced freshwater fish

Perch – Perca fluviatilis – introduced freshwater fish A fine specimen freshwater perch – Perca fluviatilis. Perch are a European freshwater fish species first introduced into New Zealand waterways More...

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By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 25th, 2016
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Sea-Run Brown Trout Video – migrate to sea but spawn in rivers

Sea-Run Brown Trout Fishing in Canterbury Video: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand Description: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand. Video showing sea-run brown trout being landed in the More...

Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Limited to Waitaki River Catchment – Video

Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – only landlocked stocks are found in New Zealand Sockeye salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Photograph courtesy of Brendon Spicer. Most New Zealand freshwater More...

Brook Trout - Salvelinus-fontinalis. Photo courtesy of Cory Scott.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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Brook Char or Brook Trout – Salvelinus-fontinalis

Brook Trout – Salvelinus-fontinalis There is no fish prettier than this small brook trout – Salvelinus-fontinalis. Photo courtesy of Cory Scott. Note the white on the leading edges of the fins. More...

Tench coarse fishing in New Zealand.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Tench Fishing in New Zealand – Course Fish Species

A brace of tench. Coarse fishing in New Zealand. The Tench – Tinca tinca Considering the extensive liberations that are known to have taken place in the 1860s and the subsequent world class fishing available More...

Eels on the prowl, Canterbury, New Zealand
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Eels on the prowl, Canterbury New Zealand

Eels on the prowl, Canterbury New Zealand This series of videos was taken during the early evening in a Canterbury low land stream. The eels were coming out to hunt and feed. The trout filmed near the end of the More...

Freshwater eel taken on a Rapala Lure.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Freshwater Eel on a Rapala Countdown CD7

This 12 lb eel was taken on a Rapala Countdown fished close to the bank. Eels on a Rapala with Allan Burgess I had been fishing a Rapala Countdown bibbed minnow close to the bank hoping to lure a good sized brown More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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Rudd – Coarse Fish Species – New Zealand Freshwater Fishes

The rudd is a little known coarse fish in New Zealand. It is a most striking colour. The Rudd Scardinius erythophthalmus One of the species of coarse fish that we target here in Canterbury is the much maligned Rudd More...