Category Archives: Canterbury

Jet Boat Canterbury Rivers – Purist and Petrol Head – Graeme Kennerley

Adrian Moody (left) and the author take a break for a brew, above the Waimakariri Gorge.

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 boat gets you to some fabulous scenic fishing spots. At first glance, many people would not put the serene and patient art of fly fishing More...

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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...

View looking north across Lake Henrietta from the Harper Road. Note the scale provided by the car to the right of picture. Photograph Allan Burgess.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Lake Henrietta Trout Spinning and Fly Fishing – Canterbury High Country

Lake Henrietta Lake Henrietta comprises two small lakes side by side on the shingle Harper Road just north of Lake Selfe. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides the scenery around Lake Henrietta is grand! More...

The ritual of Opening Weekend at Lake Coleridge. You can just see anglers fishing from the distant shoreline.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Lake Coleridge, Canterbury High Country – Trout and Landlocked Salmon Fishing MAP

Lake Coleridge Map Lake Coleridge Map also showing the smaller lakes that make up the Coleridge group. Map: 1:50,000. Each grid square represents 1 km. Map Sourced from NZTopo50-BW20. Crown Copyright Reserved. Coleridge More...

By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Rakaia River Mouth a Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually More...

Allan with a brace of rainbow trout for the smoker.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Lake Selfe Trout Fishing – High Country Brown and Rainbow Trout

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury Spin fishing is permitted on Lake Selfe and is a leisurely way to while away the hours. Vegetation to the water’s edge can make the fly rod difficult to use in some More...

This young angler looks pleased with his big brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Lake Coleridge Fish & Game High Country Opening Fishing Competition 2011

Lake Coleridge Opening Fishing Contest Climbing out of our warm climate controlled 4×4 truck at Lake Selfe for this year’s Canterbury High Country Opening Weekend was a bit of a shock. It was freezing More...

New 2018 Canals Ebook

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals Ebook by Allan Burgess

Published in January 2018 ISBN 978-0-9582933-8-9. Published by Allan Burgess. Copyright © Allan Burgess 2018. First Published 2018 Special pricing for a limited time! Learn how the experts catch big fish in the Twizel Canals! Contains 148 pages, 25,000 words, and 185 colour photographs

Learn where the best spots are to fish. Learn how the experts catch big fish in the Twizel Canals! Learn where the best spots are to fish. Which tackle you need to target big rainbow and brown trout. Which soft-baits to use. When is the best time of year to fish the canals? A look at tying and fishing very effective dressed jigs. For beginners and the more experienced angler alike. This book is the bible on how to fish the Twizel Canals.

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