Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Mataura River – Southland’s Famed Brown Trout River

The big brown trout from the Mataura River taken on a silver Tasmanian Devil in muddy water! Featured image.

Mataura River – Southland’s Famed Brown Trout River was Running High and Discoloured by Bryce Stupples The big brown trout from the Mataura River taken on a silver Tasmanian Devil in muddy water! It was early October and my father Ken had come down from Christchurch for his grandson’s birthday, plus of course, the mandatory few beers More...

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By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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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...

Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly he tied himself.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear

Home » Destinations S.I. Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick Marquand Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly off the Arawata River mouth. When More...

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland - Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video featured image
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Jackson Bay, Westland – Sea fishing for groper, cod, sharks, tuna – video

Home » Destinations S.I. Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland – Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video Video title: Jackson Bay Wharf, South Westland – Fishing boats, Wharf and Surfcasting. Description: Jackson More...

Our combined morning's catch. Not bad at all considering the horrible rain and wind.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain – Early Morning – Rakaia River Gut

Home » Destinations S.I. Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain with Charles Smith The author with a limit bag from the Rakaia River gut on a wet, windy morning. It was a rainy miserable morning for salmon fishing More...

Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, September 7th, 2018
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Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Black Rock, Otago

Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Story of the Black Rock by Monty Wright Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd. It was a beautiful clear morning as John Todd and I More...

This 6 lb rainbow was taken on a small Brown Trout pattern Tasmanian Devil lure fished on light spinning gear. According to Ross Millichamp of North Canterbury Fish and Game it was probably one of the rainbows released into the Groynes from a lake at Isaacs just a few miles away.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
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Groynes Small Fishing Lakes – near Christchurch – juniors under 17 years only

This 6 lb rainbow was taken on a small Brown Trout pattern Tasmanian Devil lure fished on light spinning gear. According to Ross Millichamp of North Canterbury Fish and Game, it was probably one of the rainbows More...

Kaikoura town trout
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Trout caught in the middle of Kaikoura township

Kaikoura Trout Fishing and Salmon Releases The answer is Lyell Creek, Kaikoura. Here he is again drifting a fly down to another brownie in Lyell Creek which is a little stream flowing through Kaikoura township. Onlookers More...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, September 1st, 2018
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Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – steep shelving shingle beach

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit In my younger days I spent many an afternoon and evening surfcasting at Birdlings Flat – also called Baileys Beach. I remember the rich red sunsets in particular More...

Young Stephen Burgess, and Neville Olson, from the Woolston Club, display their catch. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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Lake Benmore Trout Fishing – A Week In Paradise By Ken Twyman

Lake Benmore Brass Monkey Trout Fishing Trip By Ken Twyman Time for a lunch break! Note the warm clothing and neoprene chest high waders worn by most anglers to combat the cold. It is odd how you don’t More...