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Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Maps Video

Releasing a big rainbow at one of the Twizel Canals.

Home » Destinations S.I. Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Here are some Twizel Canals Fishing Tips to get you started. There is 58 km of hydro canals in the Mackenzie Country between Tekapo and the small South Canterbury town of Twizel. The canals have become a tremendously popular freshwater fishing destination over the More...

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By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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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...

Hauling a boat onto a trailer at the head of Lake Coleridge on Opening Day.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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Coleridge, Lake – Best Fishing Spots – 39 Place Names – Picture Galleries

Lake Coleridge, Canterbury High Country – Trout and Landlocked Salmon Fishing Map Allan Burgess with landlocked salmon from Lake Coleridge. with Allan Burgess Plus a New Fishing Map with 39 Place Names Up More...

Big rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals taken on a dressed jig.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Dressed Jigs for Monster Trout and Salmon in the Twizel Canals – Video

Home » Destinations S.I. Dressed Jigs – How to Tie Your Own by Allan Burgess  Dressed jigs are a type of weighted trout fly designed to be cast and retrieved on spinning gear. By using different weight More...

Salmon anglers fishing the surf at sunrise. Orari River mouth. Photograph courtesy of Josh Mcmillian.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Orari River Trout and Salmon Fishing – South Canterbury

Orari River – Salmon, Brown Trout, Surfcasting and whitebaiting Salmon anglers fishing the surf at sunrise, Orari River mouth. Photograph courtesy of Josh Mcmillan‎. A few salmon are still landed from the More...

41lb Waitaki River Salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Waitaki River Salmon Fishing Contest Winning fish weights since 1984

Waitaki River Salmon Weights Here is a picture of a huge 41 lb salmon caught 24 years ago by Alan Pratt in the Waitaki River. At that time the Waitaki was home to the heaviest of the returning salmon.Alan was fishing More...

This salmon, which was quickly returned to the water, can be seen releasing eggs.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Egg Rolling Fishing Method in the Mackenzie Country Canals

Home » Destinations S.I. Egg Rolling in the Mackenzie Country Canals This salmon, which was quickly returned to the water, can be seen releasing eggs. The bright silver colour of a pre-spawning salmon has been More...

A good size eating snapper taken on surfcasting tackle in the inner Marlborough Sounds. The state of the tide, time of day, and time of year all play an important part when it comes to successful snapper fishing from shore.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Snapper Fishing – Time and Tide Count When Shore Fishing

Snapper Fishing – Time and tide count quite a bit when shore fishing/surfcasting for snapper A couple of good snapper from the upper South Island. In snapper fishing tide and time really matter. Having spent More...

Monty Wright and his 12.5lb salmon from the Clutha River near Millars Flat.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Millers Flat Salmon Fishing in the Clutha River, Otago

Millers Flat Salmon Fishing in the Clutha River by Monty Wright Monty Wright and his 12.5lb salmon from the Clutha River near Millers Flat. Many salmon anglers from further north, Canterbury, in particular, will More...

Evan Taylor and Monty Wright with Evan's nice rainbow taken while fly rod harling on Lake Hawea. Photo: Monty Wright.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Fly Rod Harling – A useful fishing method and a lot of fun with Monty Wright

Home » Destinations S.I. Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea – Harling is trolling on lakes for trout and landlocked salmon with flies  With Monty Wright Evan Taylor with a good rainbow trout on the line. More...