Category Archives: Otago

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig – Otago – When, Where, How?

Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing.

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 Otago Harbour. If you tried to lift it with your rod it would likely be a disaster. The hook could pull out, your line could break, or your More...

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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...

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...