Category Archives: Otago

Never Fail with Killer Patterns – Fly fishing the Clutha River

A small Clutha rainbow is carefully released after taking a deadly Hamill's Killer. Featured image.

Never Fail with Killer Patterns – Fly Fishing the Clutha with the “across and down method” by Dick Marquand A small Clutha rainbow is carefully released after taking a deadly Hamill’s Killer. It is a sad fact that the upper Clutha River does not fish as well as it used to. The massive caddis hatches and corresponding evening More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 2 weeks ago
This rainbow trout was taken on a worm bait from the shore of Lake Dunstan. Note the very high condition factor of this fish.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 1st, 2018
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Lake Dunstan – Guide to Fishing Lake Dunstan by Dick Marquand

Lake Dunstan – Guide to Fishing Lake Dunstan by Dick Marquand The happy winner of the Junior Section of the Kilwell Sports Fishing Competition held on Lake Dunstan. Lake Dunstan is New Zealand’s most More...

Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 30th, 2018
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Routeburn River, Otago – A Trophy Fishery that is Catch and Release Only

Routeburn River, Otago, is Catch and Release Only – You need all the skills to fish the Routeburn Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River. by Monty More...

During the late winter months, the Lochy River mouth provides some spectacular fly fishing for rainbow trout.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Lake Wakatipu – Fly Fishing Lochy, Von, Greenstone, Dart River Mouths

Lake Wakatipu – Fly Fishing the Lochy, Von, Greenstone and Dart River Mouths by Dick Marquand During the late winter months, the Lochy River mouth provides some spectacular fly fishing for rainbow trout. Lake More...

Ponds with Monty Wright
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 5th, 2017
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Ponds – Fishing Challenging Small Waters in the Otago Lakes District

Home » Destinations S.I. » Otago Pondering Ponds with Monty Wright Monty with a 2.5kg jack from the pond behind, Central Otago. Fishing ponds are challenging but can be rewarding for the adventurous fly angler. In More...

Brent Marshall with an 11.6lb sea-sea-run brown trout from the Taieri River, south of Dunedin. Sea-run trout.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Sea-run Trout in the Shag, Clutha, Toko and Taieri Rivers

Sea-run Trout in the Taieri River by Brad Martin Brent Marshall with an 11.6lb sea-sea-run brown trout from the Taieri River, just south of Dunedin. The birds were singing their song, our feet were damp from the More...

Harling with a fly rod by Monty Wright.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Fly Rod Harling – A useful fishing method and a lot of fun with Monty Wright

Home » Destinations S.I. » Otago Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea – Harling is trolling on lakes for trout and landlocked salmon with flies  With Monty Wright Evan Taylor and Monty Wright with Evan’s More...

Monty Wright with the first trout of the day at Paddock Bay. Photo Selwyn Shanks.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay By Monty Wright Flood water at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago. As l rolled over in the sleeping bag I noticed something was different. There was no rain falling on the iron roof of More...

Ron Sim of Oamaru with an 11 lb brown trout he caught in Lake Wanaka at Fisherman's Bend. Ron caught it on a black Toby. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim – Wanaka, Haast and the old Chev V8

Oamaru and Otago Fishing Memories by Ron Sim Ron Sim of Oamaru with an 11 lb brown trout he caught in Lake Wanaka at Fisherman’s Bend. Ron caught it on a black Toby. Ron Sim Oamaru’s local chiropractor More...

Jack Chandra (yellow coat) and helper mix eggs and water as they move down the planting fork. Taieri River Salmon. Photo Monty Wright. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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History of the Taieri River Salmon by Monty Wright

Looking Back – Taieri River, Otago, Salmon Enhancement Efforts by Monty Wright Jack Chandra (orange coat) and helper mix eggs and water as they move down the planting fork. Taieri River Salmon. Photo Monty More...