Category Archives: Canterbury

Kaikoura Coast Surfcasting – rig, sevengill, moki, kahawai

Kahawai caught along the Kekerengu coast, north of Kaikoura.

Kaikoura Coast Surfcasting There are many miles of excellent surfcasting beaches along the Kaikoura Coast This fine brace of rig sharks was caught surfcasting at Kaikoura by Trevor Petersen. They weighed 9.0 and 9.1kg. Trevor was using 6/0 Mustad Kahle hooks and crayfish for bait. Photo: Kaikoura Fishing Centre. Kaikoura Coast surfcasting beaches stretch More...

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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 Sunday, March 18th, 2018
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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...

Salmon caught in the Rakaia River Gut in 2015.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 71 photos, maps, video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics and Videos Above: Salmon caught in the Rakaia River gut – February 2015. Exclusive Fishingmag.co.nz only video. More...

View looking north over one of the two Maori Lakes from the Hakatere Heron Road. The conical shape of Mt Sugarloaf on the eastern side of Lake Heron can be seen in the center of the picture some 10 kms away.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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Maori Lakes in the Central South Island Fish & Game Region

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury Maori Lakes – O Tu Wharekai View looking north over one of the two Maori Lakes from the Hakatere Heron Road. The conical shape of Mt Sugarloaf on the eastern side of More...

Two combined Lake Coleridge Opening Day limit bags of land-locked salmon. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips: Beginners Guide to Fishing Lake Coleridge

Fishingmag 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 wants More...

The Kaikoura Boating Club held it's inaugural Easter Fishing Contest on Saturday 24th April 2011
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Kaikoura Boating Club Inaugural Easter Fishing Contest 2011

The Kaikoura Boating Club held it’s inaugural Easter Fishing Contest on Saturday 24th April 2011 The prize for heaviest Sea Perch, Presented by Bruce Hills from Mitre 10 (left) and Anton Evans of Kaikoura More...

This young angler looks pleased with his big brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, February 2nd, 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...

Dave's salmon was in great condition, Its good to see the salmon in better condition this season.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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More Salmon Fishing Pictures from the 2017-2018 Season

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury More Salmon Fishing Pics from the 2017-18 Season With Charles Smith Erik Vanderzet and myself with a salmon each on the start of a great day fishing the clear edge on More...

Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer
By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Backwaters – West Coast Spring Creeks to Canterbury Braided Rivers

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer The author with a good fish taken on a Black Gnat in one of our backwaters. Backwaters are formed by changes in a river’s More...

Allan Burgess with 26 pound salmon at the Rangitata River.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Rangitata River Salmon Fishing

Rangitata River Salmon Fishing Allan Burgess talks about salmon fishing at the Rangitata River mouth. Many anglers regard the Rangitata River as the best salmon fishing river in the South Island. The ‘Rangi’ More...