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.

Dressed Jigs for Monster Trout and Salmon in the Twizel Canals – Video

Big rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals taken on a dressed jig.

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 on spinning gear. By using different weight jig heads you can improve casting distance and more importantly the rate at which the dressed More...

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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...

Lake Alexandrina fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Lake Alexandrina Winter Fishing – Mackenzie Country Trout Fly Fishing by Muzza  Video: a quick look at the baches (cribs) at 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. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the background Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud. Lake Heron Trout & Salmon More...