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.

Tekapo River Trout Fishing Lesson – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

A think six pound brown from beneath a Tekapo River drop-off. Featured image.

Tekapo River Trout Fishing Lesson – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice By Paul Corliss A think six-pound brown from beneath a Tekapo River drop-off. “How’d you go?” I said, looking over my shoulder as Gray crunched across the gravel towards me. He was wet to the waist but had that dreamy half smile that shows when things are working More...

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The old Single Men's Quarters at Hakatere Corner once provided accommodation for farm workers and shearing gangs working on the vast Hakatere Sheep Station.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, March 10th, 2018
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Ashburton Lakes: Ten lakes make up the Ashburton Lakes Group

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers The old Single Men’s Quarters at Hakatere Corner once provided accommodation for farm workers and shearing gangs working on the vast More...

Lake Denny
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 9th, 2018
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Lake Denny is one of the Ashburton Lakes in the Canterbury high country

Lake Denny Lake Denny is a small secluded trout fishing lake set in tussock country. It seems very small in size compared with its much larger neighbor Lake Emma. Lake Denny see very little angler attention. There More...

Spider Lakes and Lake Donne.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 9th, 2018
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Spider Lakes and Lake Donne – Ashburton Lakes, Canterbury high country

Spider Lakes and Lake Donne. Each blue square is one km across. Map Sourced from LINZ. Crown Copyright Reserved. Spider Lakes and Lake Donne The Spider Lakes and Lake Donne are hidden from the Hakatere Potts Road More...

Brown Trout, Lake Emma, Ashburton Lakes trout fishing. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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Lake Emma and Lake Roundabout – Ashburton Lakes, Fly and Spin Fishing

Lakes Emma and Roundabout A typical brown trout from Lake Emma weighing around 4 to 5lb. It is the darkest I’ve seen so far! Photograph courtesy of Paul Spicer. This lake cannot be seen from the Hakatere Potts 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. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Maori Lakes – O Tu Wharekai View looking north over one of the two Maori Lakes from the Hakatere Heron Road. The conical shape of More...

Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the back ground Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, March 6th, 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...

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals ebook
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess

The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals E-book Published January 2018 ISBN 978-0-9582933-8-9. Published by Allan Burgess. Copyright © Allan Burgess 2018. First Published 2018 Special pricing More...

35lb rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Enormous 35lb Rainbow Jack Trout from the Twizel Canals. Above: A four-pound More...

Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing. Mackenzie Country Canals Mid-Winter Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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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...