Category Archives: Otago

Peat Streams – Fly Fishing Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland

Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Featured image.

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 Otago and Southland are many small streams which are well known because of their good sized fish and peat-coloured water. Although More...

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Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd. Featured image.
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...

Bill Hamilton - Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition – Wharf and Boat

Home » Destinations S.I. » Otago Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition Bill Hamilton – Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition. Following the recent success of the Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition, convener 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...