Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek

Graeme Smith with his 5lb rainbow from Larry's Creek (near Reefton). Catch and Release.

Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek – also known as the Awarau River, Near Reefton by Graeme Smith Graeme Smith with his 5lb rainbow from Larry’s Creek (near Reefton). Catch and Release! It happens in that one exquisite moment, that moment we wait for, are watching for, yet usually miss. One instant it’s More...

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Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Maruia River Trout Fishing Magic Near Murchison by Paul Corliss

Maruia River Trout Fishing Near Murchison by Paul Corliss  by Paul Corliss Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder. The Irishman’s dog was part beagle and three or four parts mischief. It More...

Tim Nicol with a Hurunui River mouth salmon. Note the inflatable life-vest well worth wearing when river mouth salmon fishing. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2018 Update

Home » Destinations S.I. Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand South Island. Although it is fair to say that most of the salmon caught in More...

Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Peat Streams – Fly Fishing Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland

Home » Destinations S.I. Peat Streams – Summer Fishing the Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland by Monty Wright Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Peat Streams Sprinkled throughout More...

Doug Hunt 20.15 lb brown trout caught in the Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand. This is not a hatchery-reared fish or one that has been feeding on pellets from a fish farm. It has grown to this huge size naturally.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Trout Fishing Near Christchurch, Ellesmere, Cam, Kaiapoi, Heathcote

Trout Fishing Near Christchurch City I’m often asked the question, “Where is a good place to catch a trout close to Christchurch ?” In truth, this is now a more difficult question to answer than More...

Murray with a beautiful back country brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing – Lake Te Anau & Eglinton River

Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing by Murray Knowles Murray with a beautiful backcountry brown trout. Opening Day, of what we used to regard as the high-country water, is always a special date for the keen fly More...

Ben Grady with his first snapper. Marlborough snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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Marlborough Snapper Fishing with Chicken Necks

Marlborough Snapper Fishing with Chicken Necks by Ben Grady Ben Grady with his first snapper. Since moving to Blenheim from Canterbury I‘ve been fortunate to meet up with Jim Hobby a local trout fishing guru. More...

Hugh Flaus and a good brown taken by the "ambush" method. Gedder and the Paterson Lakes 'Monster."
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 31st, 2018
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Tekapo River Spin Fishing by Paul Corliss

Tekapo River Spin Fishing by Paul Corliss “Come in Spinner” Gedder and the Paterson Lakes ‘Monster.” “YOU fly-boys have got no idea, have you? Even with your flash rods and fancy More...

Ohau A Canal Trout Fishing Video featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 29th, 2018
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Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video

Home » Destinations S.I. Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video Title: Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals  Description: Chris Anker with a good fish on in the Ohau A Canal near More...

Adrian Moody (left) and the author take a break for a brew, above the Waimakariri Gorge.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Jet Boat Canterbury Rivers – Purist and Petrol Head – Graeme Kennerley

Jet Boating Canterbury Rivers – Purist and Petrol Head – Fly Fishing and Jet Boating? by Graeme Kennerley Adrian Moody (left) and the author take a break for a brew, above the Waimakariri Gorge. A jet More...