Category Archives: Otago

Millers Flat Salmon Fishing in the Clutha River, Otago

Monty Wright and his 12.5lb salmon from the Clutha River near Millars Flat.

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 likely have never even heard of Millers Flat, let alone the knowledge that it can be a very good salmon fishing spot. What’s that noise? More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 6 months ago
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 – 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 with a good rainbow trout on the 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...

Monty Wright with the first trout of the day at Paddock Bay. Photo Selwyn Shanks.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, May 13th, 2018
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Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Home » Destinations S.I. » 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 More...

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 Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Lake Dunstan – Guide to Fishing Lake Dunstan by Dick Marquand

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

A small Clutha rainbow is carefully released after taking a deadly Hamill's Killer. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 7th, 2018
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Never Fail with Killer Patterns – Fly fishing the Clutha River

Home » Destinations S.I. » Otago 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 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

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