Category Archives: Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers

Central South Island Fish & Game Region extends from the south bank of the Rakaia River in the north to Moeraki in the south, and inland to Lake Ohau. Including the Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals.

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Maps Video

Releasing a big rainbow at one of the Twizel Canals.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Here are some Twizel Canals Fishing Tips to get you started. There is 58 km of hydro canals in the Mackenzie Country between Tekapo and the small South Canterbury town of Twizel. The canals have become a tremendously More...

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Big rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals taken on a dressed jig.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Dressed Jigs for Monster Trout and Salmon in the Twizel Canals – Video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Dressed Jigs – How to Tie Your Own by Allan Burgess  Dressed jigs are a type of weighted trout fly designed to be cast and retrieved More...

Salmon anglers fishing the surf at sunrise. Orari River mouth. Photograph courtesy of Josh Mcmillian.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Orari River Trout and Salmon Fishing – South Canterbury

Orari River – Salmon, Brown Trout, Surfcasting and whitebaiting Salmon anglers fishing the surf at sunrise, Orari River mouth. Photograph courtesy of Josh Mcmillan‎. A few salmon are still landed from the More...

41lb Waitaki River Salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Waitaki River Salmon Fishing Contest Winning fish weights since 1984

Waitaki River Salmon Weights Here is a picture of a huge 41 lb salmon caught 24 years ago by Alan Pratt in the Waitaki River. At that time the Waitaki was home to the heaviest of the returning salmon.Alan was fishing More...

This salmon, which was quickly returned to the water, can be seen releasing eggs.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Egg Rolling Fishing Method in the Mackenzie Country Canals

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Egg Rolling in the Mackenzie Country Canals This salmon, which was quickly returned to the water, can be seen releasing eggs. The bright More...

Hugh Flaus and a good brown taken by the "ambush" method. Gedder and the Paterson Lakes 'Monster."
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 31st, 2018
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Tekapo River Spin Fishing by Paul Corliss

Tekapo River Spin Fishing by Paul Corliss “Come in Spinner” Gedder and the Paterson Lakes ‘Monster.” “YOU fly-boys have got no idea, have you? Even with your flash rods and fancy More...

Ohau A Canal Trout Fishing Video featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 29th, 2018
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Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video Having spent some time down at the canals I have watched many inexperienced anglers More...

Young Stephen Burgess, and Neville Olson, from the Woolston Club, display their catch. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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Lake Benmore Trout Fishing – A Week In Paradise By Ken Twyman

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Lake Benmore Brass Monkey Trout Fishing Trip By Ken Twyman Time for a lunch break! Note the warm clothing and neoprene chest high waders More...

Big rainbow trout about to be released in Ohau A Canal.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Mackenzie Country Canals Fishing Tips – How to Fish the Canals – Video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Tips for Fishing the Mackenzie Country Canals by Allan Burgess This short fat brown trout was caught in the Ohau Canal by Paul Spicer. More...

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. Big rainbow trout weighed and released in the Ohau A canal.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing – Angler Etiquette A huge rainbow trout is quickly weighed, photographed and released to fight another day. Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. I recently More...