Category Archives: Canterbury

Lake Selfe Trout Fishing – High Country Brown and Rainbow Trout

Allan with a brace of rainbow trout for the smoker.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Page 2 Spin fishing is permitted on Lake Selfe and is a leisurely way to while away the hours. Vegetation to the water’s edge can make the fly rod difficult to use in some places. There is nothing worse than having your back cast swallowed by dense matagouri bush! Lake Selfe Trout Fishing Well stocked More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 4 months ago
This young angler looks pleased with his big brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, October 11th, 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...

Hauling a boat onto a trailer at the head of Lake Coleridge on Opening Day.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Coleridge, Lake – the Best Fishing Spots with 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 Kaikoura featured
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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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...

Our combined morning's catch. Not bad at all considering the horrible rain and wind.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain – Early Morning – Rakaia River Gut

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Page 2 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 More...

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!  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...