Category Archives: Canterbury

Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain – Early Morning – Rakaia River Gut

Our combined morning's catch. Not bad at all considering the horrible rain and wind.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain with Charles Smith The author with a limit bag from the Rakaia River gut on a wet, windy morning. It was a rainy miserable morning for salmon fishing – but the fish were there! My alarm is always set at 3:15 am during the salmon season. It is almost a routine of quietly More...

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A quad bike returning to South Rakaia Huts. I estimate that it will take at least one hour to walk from South Rakaia Huts along the length of the lagoon to the river mouth itself.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Rakaia Lagoon – stretches lake-like for 5km into the distance – trout and salmon fishing

Rakaia Lagoon February 2012 Above a successful angler cleans a salmon at the western end of the Rakaia River Lagoon on 7 February 2012. While behind him the long lagoon stretches lake-like for some 5km into the More...

Morris Clark sits atop his prizes; a brand new Kawasaki 300cc quad bike. Rakaia Salmon Fishing Contest.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Contest Photographs

Rakaia River Salmon Contests Photographs 2003-2010 Photographs Allan Burgess A second gallery will be posted on this page soon! [Show slideshow]  More...

This 6 lb rainbow was taken on a small Brown Trout pattern Tasmanian Devil lure fished on light spinning gear. According to Ross Millichamp of North Canterbury Fish and Game it was probably one of the rainbows released into the Groynes from a lake at Isaacs just a few miles away.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
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Groynes Small Fishing Lakes – near Christchurch – juniors under 17 years only

This 6 lb rainbow was taken on a small Brown Trout pattern Tasmanian Devil lure fished on light spinning gear. According to Ross Millichamp of North Canterbury Fish and Game, it was probably one of the rainbows More...

Kaikoura town trout
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Trout caught in the middle of Kaikoura township

Kaikoura Trout Fishing and Salmon Releases The answer is Lyell Creek, Kaikoura. Here he is again drifting a fly down to another brownie in Lyell Creek which is a little stream flowing through Kaikoura township. Onlookers More...

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, September 1st, 2018
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Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – steep shelving shingle beach

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit In my younger days I spent many an afternoon and evening surfcasting at Birdlings Flat – also called Baileys Beach. I remember the rich red sunsets in particular More...

Sevengill at Taylors Mistake, Black Rock.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula – Sevengill Shark

The author with a sevengill shark taken at Black Rock. Black Rock, Taylors Mistake, Banks Peninsula Looking for somewhere to go fishing during the holidays? Here is a good spot. It is Black Rock. One of my old favourite More...

Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the back ground Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Lake Heron – at 6.3 sq kms the largest of the Ashburton Lakes

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the background Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud. Lake Heron Trout & Salmon Fishing Lake Heron Map (scroll down). Lake More...

Tim Nicol casting on a glorious winters day at Lake Lyndon.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Lake Lyndon in the Canterbury high country is well stocked with trout

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury Mid-winter view of Lake Lyndon looking north, back towards the main road which passes behind the tree line in the distance. The single road follows the entire south shore More...

This kahawai was taken at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River during summertime. However, there are always a few stragglers around that will take surfcasting baits over the winter months provided the sea is clear. Featured Image 2
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 27th, 2018
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Canterbury Winter Kahawai – surfcasting over the colder months

Expect a few Kahawai While Surfcasting Around the South Island Over Winter This kahawai was taken at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River during summertime. However, there are always a few stragglers More...