Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Havelock Snapper Ecstasy – fishing charter run by a snapper guru

Havelock Snapper.

Havelock Snapper Ecstasy – A fishing charter run by a snapper guru  Havelock Snapper. The aim of the holiday was to catch the big ones, snapper and kingfish. We went around beforehand and spent heaps on all sorts of little gadgets supposedly perfect for targeting the prize of the average saltwater fisherman. As we arrived at Titirangi and More...

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Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig – Otago – When, Where, How?

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig by Chris Dore Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing. Position the net under the fish and lift up to the wharf by the rope. A salmon being lifted up to the wharf in More...

Dave Moss with a plump golden Lake Hayes brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Lake Hayes Trout Secrets – Central Otago – 12km from Queenstown

Lake Hayes Trout Fishing Secrets by Dick Marquand Dave Moss with a plump golden Lake Hayes brown trout. From the high bank overlooking the bay, I had a good view of the big brownie hen as she cruised her beat along More...

The end of the New Brighton Pier.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Surfcasting and land-based fishing near Christchurch City

Surfcasting near Christchurch New Brighton Pier Fishing (scroll down) Here are some good shore fishing spots, all are within an hour’s drive from Christchurch City. Pack up plenty of food and drink when going More...

Hotel Hapuka by Pat Trembeth
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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Hotel Hapuka – Sonnet by Pat Trembeth – Grand Hotel Hapuka, Haast

Hotel Hapuka By Pat Trembeth Hotel Hapuka. Cobwebs drape the windows, dead sandflies fill the sills There’s black rice lying everywhere, the air is damp and chill We’ve been away for far too long on More...

Anton Ortiz caught this salmon at Macintoshes Rocks on 9 March 2016. It weighed 12.4lbs making it a bit smaller than a 21 lbs salmon Anton caught the previous week.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video – Close to Christchurch City

Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video (Latest items near the bottom of the page) Video Title: Salmon Landed Fishing at McIntosh’s Rocks – Waimakariri River. Description: Quinnat More...

The first southern bluefin tuna caught in Fiordland waters on game fishing gear.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Bluefin Tuna – The First Tuna Fishing Expedition to the Fiordland Sounds

Bluefin Tuna – The First Tuna Fishing Expedition to the Fiordland Sounds by Dick Marquand Southlander Ken Hay had a fascination for tuna. During the late summer months, while fishing for blue cod in Foveaux More...

Ohau A Canal Trout Fishing Video featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 11th, 2019
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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  Having spent some time down at the canals I have watched many inexperienced anglers play, and soon lose, a really big fish. More...

Whareakeake Beach Spin Fishing for Kahawai.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Whareakeake Beach Near Dunedin – Spin Fishing for Kahawai

Whareakeake Beach Spin Fishing for Kahawai By Bill Gilmore Whareakeake Beach is a good spot for surfcasting not far from Dunedin. It can fish well for the main southern suspects like red cod and blue cod, and over More...

Featured Image. The author Darryl French with a hard-fighting D'Urville Island yellowtail kingfish.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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D’Urville Island Fishing – North Western Tip of the Marlborough Sounds

Home » Destinations S.I. D’Urville Island Fishing – Finding the Best Spots by Darryl French The author Darryl French with a 20lb hard-fighting D’Urville Island yellowtail kingfish. Looking at More...