Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Marlborough Snapper Fishing with Chicken Necks

Ben Grady with his first snapper. Marlborough snapper.

Marlborough Snapper Fishing with Chicken Necks by Ben Grady Ben Grady with his first snapper. Since moving to Blenheim from Canterbury I‘ve been fortunate to meet up with Jim Hobby a local trout fishing guru. Jim’s been showing me how to tie some secret Marlborough Nymphs and Dry flies. He has given me some assorted copper wire, which More...

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Hugh Flaus and a good brown taken by the "ambush" method. Gedder and the Paterson Lakes 'Monster."
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 31st, 2018
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Tekapo River Spin Fishing by Paul Corliss

Tekapo River Spin Fishing by Paul Corliss “Come in Spinner” Gedder and the Paterson Lakes ‘Monster.” “YOU fly-boys have got no idea, have you? Even with your flash rods and fancy More...

Ohau A Canal Trout Fishing Video featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 29th, 2018
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Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video

Home » Destinations S.I. Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video Title: Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals  Description: Chris Anker with a good fish on in the Ohau A Canal near More...

Adrian Moody (left) and the author take a break for a brew, above the Waimakariri Gorge.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Jet Boat Canterbury Rivers – Purist and Petrol Head – Graeme Kennerley

Jet Boating Canterbury Rivers – Purist and Petrol Head – Fly Fishing and Jet Boating? by Graeme Kennerley Adrian Moody (left) and the author take a break for a brew, above the Waimakariri Gorge. A jet More...

Kahawai caught at Kaikoura.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 7th, 2018
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Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing, Surfcasting, Kayak Fishing, Part 1

Kaikoura Coast Fishing – Part 1 Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing All the best fishing spots at Kaikoura For many years the township of Kaikoura was little more than a fuel stop on the highway between Christchurch More...

Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Peat Streams – Fly Fishing Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland

Home » Destinations S.I. Peat Streams – Summer Fishing the Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland by Monty Wright Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Peat Streams Sprinkled throughout More...

The Cam River - good beetle rises after dark. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Tups Indispensable and Fly Fishing Small Streams Around Canterbury

Tups Indispensable and Small Streams Around Canterbury with John Hey A number of small streams flow around Canterbury and while they don’t hold large populations of fish they are very enjoyable places to fish More...

Trout Recipe – Almond Trout – Fly Fishing A Lake Ellesmere Tributary. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 24th, 2018
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Trout Recipe – Almond Trout – Fly Fishing A Tributary of Lake Ellesmere

Trout Recipe – Almond Trout with an Orange, Honey and Ginger Sauce – Cooking Your Catch in the Wok by Keith Chin Weighing 13 lbs 14 ounces. I had the big fish from a Lake Ellesmere tributary mounted. Through More...

Lake Coleridge trolling for trout and salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Trolling for Trout and Salmon with down-riggers and flat-lines

Trolling flat-lines on Lake Coleridge. Trolling for Trout 1. Trolling for trout without a down-rigger? You certainly don’t need a down-rigger on your boat to catch fish. Trolling for trout with nothing on More...

Fishing Tips for Beginners at Lake Coleridge.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips: Beginners Guide to Fishing Lake Coleridge

Fishingmag.co.nz editor Allan Burgess with a typical salmon caught spin fishing at Canterbury’s Lake Coleridge. Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips This article is aimed at helping the complete beginner angler who More...