Category Archives: Canterbury

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – steep shelving shingle beach

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.

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 very well. The best fishing here is usually later in the day. So the setting sun generally heralds the start of improved fishing. The most More...

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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 » Page 3 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 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 » Page 3 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 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...

Kahawai caught along the Kekerengu coast, north of Kaikoura.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 1st, 2018
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Kaikoura Coast Surfcasting – rig, sevengill, moki, kahawai

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 More...

man holding bright silver 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 » Page 3 Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics and Videos Above: Salmon caught in the Rakaia River gut – February 2015. Exclusive Fishingmag.co.nz only 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 » Page 3 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 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...

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 » Page 3 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 More...