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Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Dressed Jigs for Monster Trout and Salmon in the Twizel Canals – Video

Big rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals taken on a dressed jig.

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 jig heads you can improve casting distance and more importantly the rate at which the dressed jig sinks. The intent is to have the dressed More...

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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...

Graeme Smith with his 5lb rainbow from Larry's Creek (near Reefton). Catch and Release.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek

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 More...

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By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Kaikoura Coast Fishing Part 2 – Salmon fishing, tips, spots, species

Kaikoura Coast Fishing, Part 2 – Tips, spots, species Kaikoura Coast Fishing part 2 A big groper caught off the Kaikoura Coast while fishing aboard the Albatross. Kaikoura Coast Fishing part 2, follows on More...

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...