Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing

Lake Alexandrina 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 Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess The road to Lake Alexandrina. The Mackenzie Country is mostly tree-less. Rain and More...

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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

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 for easy access. Lake More...

Pictured: John and Eli holding 13, 15, and 17 lb. snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Hokitika – Snapper caught on beach longline near Hokitika, West Coast, S.I.

Snapper caught on beach longline near Hokitika Pictured: John and Eli holding 13, 15, and 17 lb. snapper.  Snapper fishing for 2007 has been excellent for John and Jean Brewer of Hokitika. A total of 30 snapper More...

A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Lake Poerua Brown Trout, Westland – Black water brownies – troll, spin, fly, bait fishing

Home » Destinations S.I. Most trout caught in Lake Poerua are taken by trolling or harling A typically buttery chocolate coloured, though larger brownie, from Lake Poerua. Lake Poerua is a small, shallow lake, More...

Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach – Productive Surfcasting for Snapper

Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach – Westland Snapper caught Cliff Simpson from Gentle Annie Beach. Mokihinui Gentle Annie Beach You can catch snapper, kahawai, rig shark, conger eel, stingray, gurnard and More...