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Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Mackenzie Country Canals Fishing Tips – How to Fish the Canals

Charlie about to release a big rainbow in the Ohau A Canal. Featured image.

Home » Destinations S.I. Tips for Fishing the Mackenzie Country Canals by Allan Burgess Charlie about to release a big rainbow in the Ohau A Canal. Fishing the Mackenzie Country Canals. Fishing the Mackenzie Country Canals for huge trophy trout, and big Quinnat salmon has become hugely popular over recent years. The explosion in angler numbers is all More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Whitebaiting in the Arawhata, Waiatoto, Turnbull, and Okuru Rivers

Home » Destinations S.I. “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 More...

Fishing Foveaux Strait.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Fishing Foveaux Strait at the Bottom of the South Island

Fishing Foveaux Strait by Bryce Stupples The author with a brace of school groper – the largest weighing 25lb. Fishing in Foveaux Strait. I ’m the first to admit that I’m no saltwater fishing expert. More...

Lake Alexandrina fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing

Home » Destinations S.I. Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing by Muzza  Video: a quick look at the baches (cribs) at the southern end of Lake Alexandrina. The Complete More...

Bill Hamilton - Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition – Wharf and Boat

Home » Destinations S.I. Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition Bill Hamilton – Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition. Following the recent success of the Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition, convener More...

Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the back ground Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Lake Heron – at 6.3 sq kms the largest of the Ashburton Lakes

Home » Destinations S.I. Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the background Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud. Lake Heron Trout & Salmon Fishing Lake Heron Map (scroll down). Lake Heron More...

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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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...

Monty Wright with the first trout of the day at Paddock Bay. Photo Selwyn Shanks.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, May 13th, 2018
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Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay By Monty Wright Flood water at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago. As l rolled over in the sleeping bag I noticed something was different. There was no rain falling on the iron roof of More...

Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, May 12th, 2018
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Routeburn River, Otago – A Trophy Fishery that is Catch and Release Only

Routeburn River, Otago, is Catch and Release Only – You need all the skills to fish the Routeburn Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River. by Monty More...

Tim Nicol casting on a glorious winters day at Lake Lyndon.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Lake Lyndon in the Canterbury high country is well stocked with trout

Home » Destinations S.I. Mid-winter view of Lake Lyndon looking north, back towards the main road which passes behind the tree line in the distance. The single road follows the entire south shore of the lake making More...