Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

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. » Page 2 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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Doug Hunt 20.15 lb brown trout caught in the Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand. This is not a hatchery-reared fish or one that has been feeding on pellets from a fish farm. It has grown to this huge size naturally.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Trout Fishing Near Christchurch, Ellesmere, Cam, Kaiapoi, Heathcote

Trout Fishing Near Christchurch City I’m often asked the question, “Where is a good place to catch a trout close to Christchurch ?” In truth, this is now a more difficult question to answer than More...

Murray with a beautiful back country brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing – Lake Te Anau & Eglinton River

Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing by Murray Knowles Murray with a beautiful backcountry brown trout. Opening Day, of what we used to regard as the high-country water, is always a special date for the keen fly More...

Ben Grady with his first snapper. Marlborough snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
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Marlborough Snapper Fishing with Chicken Necks

Marlborough Snapper Fishing with Chicken Necks by Ben Grady Ben Grady with his first snapper. Since moving to Blenheim from Canterbury I‘ve been fortunate to meet up with Jim Hobby a local trout fishing guru. More...

Hugh Flaus and a good brown taken by the "ambush" method. Gedder and the Paterson Lakes 'Monster."
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 31st, 2018
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Tekapo River Spin Fishing by Paul Corliss

Tekapo River Spin Fishing by Paul Corliss “Come in Spinner” Gedder and the Paterson Lakes ‘Monster.” “YOU fly-boys have got no idea, have you? Even with your flash rods and fancy More...

Ohau A Canal Trout Fishing Video featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 29th, 2018
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Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Page 2 Landing and Releasing Big Trout in the Canals Video Having spent some time down at the canals I have watched many inexperienced anglers play, and soon lose, a really big More...

Adrian Moody (left) and the author take a break for a brew, above the Waimakariri Gorge.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Jet Boat Canterbury Rivers – Purist and Petrol Head – Graeme Kennerley

Jet Boating Canterbury Rivers – Purist and Petrol Head – Fly Fishing and Jet Boating? by Graeme Kennerley Adrian Moody (left) and the author take a break for a brew, above the Waimakariri Gorge. A jet More...

Kahawai caught at Kaikoura.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 7th, 2018
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Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing, Surfcasting, Kayak Fishing, Part 1

Kaikoura Coast Fishing – Part 1 Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing All the best fishing spots at Kaikoura For many years the township of Kaikoura was little more than a fuel stop on the highway between Christchurch More...

The Cam River - good beetle rises after dark. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Tups Indispensable and Fly Fishing Small Streams Around Canterbury

Tups Indispensable and Small Streams Around Canterbury with John Hey A number of small streams flow around Canterbury and while they don’t hold large populations of fish they are very enjoyable places to fish More...

A Goddard Caddis tempts an Arnold River brown trout. Moana-Kotuku. Featured Image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 25th, 2018
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Moana-Kotuku (L. Brunner), Orangipuku, Hohonu, Crooked, Arnold Rivers

Home » Destinations S.I. » Page 2 Moana Kotuku – The Waters of Lake Brunner by Paul Corliss The tea stained Malloy flows into the Arnold River at Kotuku. Moana-Kotuku (Sea of the White Heron) or Lake More...