Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Glenorchy, Anglers’ Eldorado, Rees, Dart Rivers, Diamond, Lake Wakatipu

The Rees River has many attributes of a wilderness fishery, low fishing pressure and large trout amidst breathtaking scenery.

Glenorchy Fishing, The Anglers’ Eldorado Glenorchy, The Rees and Dart Rivers, The Diamond System – Diamond Lake, upper Diamond Creek – Reid Lake, and lower Diamond Creek – and Lake Wakatipu by Dick Marquand Without a doubt, one of the most interesting and productive areas that I have been privileged to fish for trout is at the More...

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A nice salmon from above Jack's Pass. Hurunui River Secrets.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Hurunui River Secrets – How to Fish – Secrets of the Four Sections

Hurunui River Secrets – River-craft comes from experience and the application of an inquiring mind by Paul Corliss A nice salmon from above Jack’s Pass. Hurunui River Secrets. Some anglers find the More...

Nymph and dry fly. Big braided snow-fed rivers with their weedless unstable greywacke beds don't usually inspire my angling efforts.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Nymph and Dry Fly – New Canterbury Water Surprises by Paul Corliss

Nymph and Dry Fly – New salmon anglers will learn a lot reading between the lines! by Paul Corliss Nymph and dry fly. Big braided snow-fed rivers with their weedless unstable greywacke beds don’t usually More...

Whitebait Streamer Fly.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Whitebait Streamer Fly – Make your whitebait stand out in a crowd

Whitebait Streamer Fly for Sea-Run Trout Fishing by Chris Tonkin Whitebait Streamer Fly consists of a gold tinsel body, a few long wisps of deer hair, and nothing else. The first of the smelt runs appear in South More...

Takaroa II at Bluff Harbour.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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Takaroa II Fishing off the East Coast of Stewart Island

Takaroa II Fishing Success for the Southern Sportfishing Club By Dick Marquand with photographs by Allan Burgess Takaroa II at Bluff Harbour. The first time that I saw the Takaroa II was at Bluff Harbour where I More...

Havelock Snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Havelock Snapper Ecstasy – fishing charter run by a snapper guru

Havelock Snapper Ecstasy – A fishing charter run by a snapper guru  Havelock Snapper. The aim of the holiday was to catch the big ones, snapper and kingfish. We went around beforehand and spent heaps More...

Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig – Otago – When, Where, How?

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig by Chris Dore Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing. Position the net under the fish and lift up to the wharf by the rope. A salmon being lifted up to the wharf in More...

Dave Moss with a plump golden Lake Hayes brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Lake Hayes Trout Secrets – Central Otago – 12km from Queenstown

Lake Hayes Trout Fishing Secrets by Dick Marquand Dave Moss with a plump golden Lake Hayes brown trout. From the high bank overlooking the bay, I had a good view of the big brownie hen as she cruised her beat along More...

The end of the New Brighton Pier.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Surfcasting and land-based fishing near Christchurch City

Surfcasting near Christchurch New Brighton Pier Fishing (scroll down) Here are some good shore fishing spots, all are within an hour’s drive from Christchurch City. Pack up plenty of food and drink when going More...

Hotel Hapuka by Pat Trembeth
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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Hotel Hapuka – Sonnet by Pat Trembeth – Grand Hotel Hapuka, Haast

Hotel Hapuka By Pat Trembeth Hotel Hapuka. Cobwebs drape the windows, dead sandflies fill the sills There’s black rice lying everywhere, the air is damp and chill We’ve been away for far too long on More...