Category Archives: Destinations S.I.

Fishing destinations around New Zealand’s South Island

Kaikoura Coast Deep Sea Fishing, Surfcasting, Kayak Fishing, Part 1

Kahawai caught at Kaikoura.

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 and Picton. Kaikoura today it is a vibrant and exciting place with street side cafes and considerable tourist activity centred around More...

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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...

Trout Recipe – Almond Trout – Fly Fishing A Lake Ellesmere Tributary. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 24th, 2018
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Trout Recipe – Almond Trout – Fly Fishing A Tributary of Lake Ellesmere

Trout Recipe – Almond Trout with an Orange, Honey and Ginger Sauce – Cooking Your Catch in the Wok by Keith Chin Weighing 13 lbs 14 ounces. I had the big fish from a Lake Ellesmere tributary mounted. Through More...

Lake Coleridge trolling for trout and salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Trolling for Trout and Salmon with down-riggers and flat-lines

Trolling flat-lines on Lake Coleridge. Trolling for Trout 1. Trolling for trout without a down-rigger? You certainly don’t need a down-rigger on your boat to catch fish. Trolling for trout with nothing on More...

Mark Burgess with a brace of typical salmon from Lake Coleridge. They were taken on spinning gear at the Harper River mouth.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips: Beginners Guide to Fishing Lake Coleridge

Fishingmag.co.nz editor Allan Burgess with a typical salmon caught spin fishing at Canterbury’s Lake Coleridge. Lake Coleridge Fishing Tips This article is aimed at helping the complete beginner angler who More...

View looking north across Lake Henrietta from the Harper Road. Note the scale provided by the car to the right of picture. Photograph Allan Burgess.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Lake Henrietta Trout Spinning and Fly Fishing – Canterbury High Country

Lake Henrietta Lake Henrietta comprises two small lakes side by side on the shingle Harper Road just north of Lake Selfe. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides the scenery around Lake Henrietta is grand! 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. » Page 2 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...

The ritual of Opening Weekend at Lake Coleridge. You can just see anglers fishing from the distant shoreline.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Lake Coleridge, Canterbury High Country – Trout and Landlocked Salmon Fishing MAP

Lake Coleridge Map Lake Coleridge Map also showing the smaller lakes that make up the Coleridge group. Map: 1:50,000. Each grid square represents 1 km. Map Sourced from NZTopo50-BW20. Crown Copyright Reserved. Coleridge More...

kahawai caught at the mouth of the Wairau Diversion, Marlborough
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Wairau River and Diversion, Marlborough Salmon and Trout Fishing

Wairau River and Wairau Diversion, Marlborough Sea-run trout, rainbow trout, salmon – plus whitebait, kahawai, red cod, and mullet in the lower rivers and river mouths The Wairau River runs for 140km. The More...

Johnny Richards with a big sea-run brown trout caught at the Rakaia River mouth.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Rakaia River Mouth a Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Home » Destinations S.I. » Page 2 Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually More...