Category Archives: Otago

Glenorchy, Anglers’ Eldorado, Rees, Dart Rivers, Diamond, Lake Wakatipu

The Rees River has many attributes of a wilderness fishery, low fishing pressure and large trout amidst breathtaking scenery.

Glenorchy Fishing, The Anglers’ Eldorado Glenorchy, The Rees and Dart Rivers, The Diamond System – Diamond Lake, upper Diamond Creek – Reid Lake, and lower Diamond Creek – and Lake Wakatipu by Dick Marquand Without a doubt, one of the most interesting and productive areas that I have been privileged to fish for trout is at the More...

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Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig – Otago – When, Where, How?

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig by Chris Dore Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing. Position the net under the fish and lift up to the wharf by the rope. A salmon being lifted up to the wharf in More...

Dave Moss with a plump golden Lake Hayes brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Lake Hayes Trout Secrets – Central Otago – 12km from Queenstown

Lake Hayes Trout Fishing Secrets by Dick Marquand Dave Moss with a plump golden Lake Hayes brown trout. From the high bank overlooking the bay, I had a good view of the big brownie hen as she cruised her beat along More...

Whareakeake Beach Spin Fishing for Kahawai.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Whareakeake Beach Near Dunedin – Spin Fishing for Kahawai

Whareakeake Beach Spin Fishing for Kahawai By Bill Gilmore Whareakeake Beach is a good spot for surfcasting not far from Dunedin. It can fish well for the main southern suspects like red cod and blue cod, and over More...

Monty Wright and his 12.5lb salmon from the Clutha River near Millars Flat.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Millers Flat Salmon Fishing in the Clutha River, Otago

Millers Flat Salmon Fishing in the Clutha River by Monty Wright Monty Wright and his 12.5lb salmon from the Clutha River near Millers Flat. Many salmon anglers from further north, Canterbury, in particular, will More...

Evan Taylor and Monty Wright with Evan's nice rainbow taken while fly rod harling on Lake Hawea. Photo: Monty Wright.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Fly Rod Harling – Plus Rainbow Aquarium – Lake Hawea by 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 – Plus The Rainbow Aquarium – Christmas Tree Cochybondhu  With More...

Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Peat Streams – Fly Fishing Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland

Home » Destinations S.I. » Otago Peat Streams – Summer Fishing the Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland by Monty Wright Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Peat Streams Sprinkled throughout More...

Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Black Rock, Otago

Home » Destinations S.I. » Otago Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Story of the Black Rock by Monty Wright Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd. It was a beautiful More...

Denis Brundell helping Rod across the Greenstone River. Fishing the Caples River. Featured Image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – all in flood

Home » Destinations S.I. » Otago Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – were all in flood – Fly Fishing New Zealand by Monty Wright Denis Brundell helping Rod across the Greenstone More...

Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Routeburn River, Otago – A Trophy Fishery that is Catch and Release Only

Home » Destinations S.I. » Otago 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 More...