Category Archives: Canterbury

Hurunui River Secrets – How to Fish – Secrets of the Four Sections

A nice salmon from above Jack's Pass. Hurunui River Secrets.

Hurunui River Secrets – River-craft comes from experience and the application of an inquiring mind by Paul Corliss A nice salmon from above Jack’s Pass. Hurunui River Secrets. Some anglers find the Hurunui difficult to fish productively and if you relied solely on spotting all your trout before you wet a line then a fruitless day can be More...

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Nymph and dry fly. Big braided snow-fed rivers with their weedless unstable greywacke beds don't usually inspire my angling efforts.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Nymph and Dry Fly – New Canterbury Water Surprises by Paul Corliss

Nymph and Dry Fly – New salmon anglers will learn a lot reading between the lines! by Paul Corliss Nymph and dry fly. Big braided snow-fed rivers with their weedless unstable greywacke beds don’t usually 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...

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...

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...

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...

salmon Kaikoura featured
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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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...

Tim Nicol with a Hurunui River mouth salmon. Note the inflatable life-vest well worth wearing when river mouth salmon fishing. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2018 Update

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand South Island. Although it is fair to say that most of the salmon More...

Doug Hunt 20.15 lb brown trout caught in the Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand. This is not a hatchery-reared fish or one that has been feeding on pellets from a fish farm. It has grown to this huge size naturally.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Trout Fishing Near Christchurch, Ellesmere, Cam, Kaiapoi, Heathcote

Trout Fishing Near Christchurch City I’m often asked the question, “Where is a good place to catch a trout close to Christchurch ?” In truth, this is now a more difficult question to answer than 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...