Category Archives: Ashburton Lakes

Lake Heron – at 6.3 sq kms the largest of the Ashburton Lakes

Spin fishing around the shoreline of Lake Heron. In the back ground Mt Sugarloaf is shrouded by low cloud.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers » Ashburton Lakes 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 down). Lake Heron is the largest of the Ashburton lakes covering 6.3 square km. The distance 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 » Ashburton Lakes The old Single Men’s Quarters at Hakatere Corner once provided accommodation for farm workers and shearing gangs 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 » Ashburton Lakes Maori Lakes – O Tu Wharekai View looking north over one of the two Maori Lakes from the Hakatere Heron Road. The More...

Lake Denny
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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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 Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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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...

Rainbow trout Lake Camp-2
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Lake Clearwater and Lake Camp – Ashburton Lakes – Canterbury High Country

Awesome markings on this 3 lb rainbow trout from Lake Camp. Photo: Baitman. Lakes Clearwater and Camp These trout fishing lakes are located in the upper reaches of the Rangitata River about 40 minutes drive from More...