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Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video

Ohau A Canal Trout Fishing Video featured image.

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. There can, of course, be a number of reasons why fish get off that are beyond the angler’s control. Sometimes it’s just bad luck! More...

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Kahawai taken on a silver jig spin fishing. Whareakeake Beach
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...

Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 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...

Releasing a big rainbow at one of the Twizel Canals.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Maps Video

Home » Destinations S.I. Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Here are some Twizel Canals Fishing Tips to get you started. There is 58 km of hydro canals in the Mackenzie Country between More...

By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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Whitebaiting in the Arawhata, Waiatoto, Turnbull, and Okuru Rivers

Home » Destinations S.I. “On a single day in 1944, Des Nolan famously caught 130 kerosene tins of whitebait single-handed in the Waiatoto River.” A closer look at these Famous South Westland Whitebait More...

Hauling a boat onto a trailer at the head of Lake Coleridge on Opening Day.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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Coleridge, Lake – Best Fishing Spots – 39 Place Names – Picture Galleries

Lake Coleridge, Canterbury High Country – Trout and Landlocked Salmon Fishing Map Allan Burgess with landlocked salmon from Lake Coleridge. with Allan Burgess Plus a New Fishing Map with 39 Place Names Up More...

Big rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals taken on a dressed jig.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Dressed Jigs for Monster Trout and Salmon in the Twizel Canals – Video

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 More...

Salmon anglers fishing the surf at sunrise. Orari River mouth. Photograph courtesy of Josh Mcmillian.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Orari River Trout and Salmon Fishing – South Canterbury

Orari River – Salmon, Brown Trout, Surfcasting and whitebaiting Salmon anglers fishing the surf at sunrise, Orari River mouth. Photograph courtesy of Josh Mcmillan‎. A few salmon are still landed from the More...

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...