Category Archives: Twizel Canals

Fishing the Twizel Canals of the Central South Island Fish and Game Region. The Twizel Canals, in the Mackenzie Country, South Canterbury, are part of the Upper Waitaki Hydro Electricity Development Scheme. The Fishing is very good with many big brown and rainbow trout.

Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video

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Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers » Twizel Canals Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video  Having spent some time down at the canals I have watched many inexperienced anglers play, and soon lose, a really big fish. There can, of course, be a number of reasons why fish get off that are beyond More...

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Releasing a big rainbow at one of the Twizel Canals.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals – Maps Video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers » Twizel Canals Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video Here are some Twizel Canals Fishing Tips to get you started. More...

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 » Twizel Canals Dressed Jigs – How to Tie Your Own by Allan Burgess  Dressed jigs are a type of weighted trout fly designed to 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 » Twizel Canals Egg Rolling in the Mackenzie Country Canals This salmon, which was quickly returned to the water, can be seen releasing 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 » Twizel Canals Tips for Fishing the Mackenzie Country Canals by Allan Burgess  This short fat brown trout was caught in the Ohau Canal 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...

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...

Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal .
By Allan Burgess On Friday, July 10th, 2015
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Study Shows the Twizel Canals Fishery More Self-Sustaining than First Thought

Twizel Canals Fishery in Good Nick! Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal. Photo courtesy of Genesis Energy. by Allan Burgess A recent study of fish life, habitat and prey species, conducted More...

Fishing at the Benmore Salmon Farm near Twizel.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Ohau Canal in the MacKenzie Country – Salmon Fish Farm Gages – Video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers » Twizel Canals Mackenzie Country Ohau Canal – Salmon Fish Farm Gages One of my favourite fishing areas is the Mackenzie Basin and More...

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By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Tekapo Canal Fishing Tale by John Cullinane

Home » Destinations S.I. » Central South Island F&G Lakes and Rivers » Twizel Canals John Cullinane rounds out a Northerner’s bucket list salmon fishing trip with this 13 lb Chinook salmon taken at More...