Category Archives: Surfcasting Canterbury

Surfcasting destinations along the Canterbury Coast from Kekerengu to the Rakaia River.

Surfcasting and land-based fishing near Christchurch City

The end of the New Brighton Pier.

Surfcasting near Christchurch New Brighton Pier Fishing (scroll down) Here are some good shore fishing spots, all are within an hour’s drive from Christchurch City. Pack up plenty of food and drink when going to the beach. Some places like Birdlings Flat, Taumutu, and South Rakaia are a long way from the shops. There is nothing worse than not More...

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salmon Kaikoura featured
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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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...

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...

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...

Allan Burgess with kahawai taken on spinning gear after jumping out of the car after a school of kahawai while driving 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...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Birdlings Flat – Sevengill Shark Surfcasting at Birdlings Flat

Surfcasting for Sharks by Allan Burgess The author and his sevengill shark at Birdlings Flat. It had taken a small frozen mullet cut bait intended for red cod. The trace was 80 lb monofilament and the shock leader More...

Boaz Rock, Tumbledown Bay, Banks Peninsula.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Tumbledown Bay – Banks Peninsula – Rock Fishing

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Surfcasting Canterbury Rock Fishing at Tumbledown Bay Captain Cook, on first sighting Banks Peninsula thought it was an island. It was not until thirty-nine years later, More...

This sevengill shark taken surfcasting from the beach at Birdlings Flat , just south of Banks Peninsula, took over an hour to land. It measured 8'3" in length.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Sevengill Sharks from the Surf – Large Shark Caught by Surfcasters

This sevengill shark was taken surfcasting from the beach at Birdlings Flat, just south of Banks Peninsula, and took over an hour to land. It measured 8’3″ in length. Sevengill sharks are the most likely More...

By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Kaikoura – Elephantfish Surfcasting at Conway Flat South of Kaikoura

Conway Flat – Elephantfish Heres another Elephant fish from the Conway Flat, caught on squid and mister twister crabs, caught 5 within 2.5 hours of fishing biggest was 5.9kg and smallest was 4.9kg. It is More...