Canterbury Rivers

Canterbury River Fishing Destinations. The destinations included in this category are rivers of the North Canterbury Fish and Game Region. Canterbury rivers also contain bullies, mullet (in their tidal reaches), and eels. Some also have course fish like rudd and carp. Kahawai, particularly juveniles, will also enter rivers sometimes travelling several kilometres upstream to the extent of tidal influence.

50 Years of Salmon Fishing  by Clive Morriss – bamboo rods, bakelite reels

50 Years of Salmon Fishing by Clive Morriss – bamboo rods, bakelite reels

50 Years of Salmon Fishing By Clive Morriss After 50 years of salmon fishing, the anticipation and expectation are as…

20/01/2022

Night Time Lurking – Fishing Lake Ellesmere and its Tributaries

Night Time Lurking - Fishing Lake Ellesmere and its Tributaries; Harts, Irwell, Halswell, Selwyn and the LII  Night Time Lurking…

21/08/2021

Night Fishing with Lures – Hart’s Creek, L2, Halswell and Selwyn Rivers

Night Fishing with Lures - "Old School" - Fewer and fewer anglers lip-hook a live bully and flop its fat…

14/08/2021

Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2018 Update

Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand's…

18/07/2021

Rakaia Lagoon Study – Species of Fish Recorded July 1980 – July 1981

Rakaia Lagoon Study - Species of Fish Recorded July 1980 - July 1981 by Tony Eldon This excellent study of…

18/04/2021

Kaiapoi Fishing – Fifty Years of Memories Around Kaiapoi and Christchurch

Looking Back - Kaiapoi Fishing by Allan Speak My introduction to fishing came from my father many years ago. We…

06/11/2020

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

Hurunui River Secrets - River-craft comes from experience and the application of an inquiring mind by Paul Corliss Some anglers…

18/02/2020

Orari River Trout and Salmon Fishing – South Canterbury

Orari River - Salmon, Brown Trout, Surfcasting and whitebaiting A few salmon are still landed from the surf during the…

19/04/2019

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…

12/02/2019

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 At first…

18/12/2018