Category Archives: Canterbury

Coleridge, Lake – Best Fishing Spots – 39 Place Names – Picture Galleries

Hauling a boat onto a trailer at the head of Lake Coleridge on Opening Day.

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 until a few decades ago Lake Coleridge and the surrounding mountains were regarded as “the back of beyond.” In the days when More...

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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...

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...

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...