Category Archives: Southland-Fiordland

Takaroa II Fishing off the East Coast of Stewart Island

Takaroa II at Bluff Harbour.

Takaroa II Fishing Success for the Southern Sportfishing Club By Dick Marquand with photographs by Allan Burgess Takaroa II at Bluff Harbour. The first time that I saw the Takaroa II was at Bluff Harbour where I was engaged in a spot of fishing with my good friend Dave Craze. I was very impressed with her lines, the hull looked to me to be capable of More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 2 months ago
The first southern bluefin tuna caught in Fiordland waters on game fishing gear.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Bluefin Tuna – The First Tuna Fishing Expedition to the Fiordland Sounds

Bluefin Tuna – The First Tuna Fishing Expedition to the Fiordland Sounds by Dick Marquand Southlander Ken Hay had a fascination for tuna. During the late summer months, while fishing for blue cod in 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...

My initial excitement saw me predicting 10lbs plus, however, the scales said 8lb even. Still, I let out a whoop and a holler and allowed myself a celebratory cigarette. The fish weighed more than my son David born a week earlier at 7 1/2lb. so definitely another proud moment for me. Oreti River. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
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Oreti River, Southland, Quality Brown Trout Fishing on Spinner and Fly

Oreti River – ”If it is over your ankles fish it” by Bryce Stupples My initial excitement saw me predicting 10lbs plus, however, the scales said 8lb even. Still, I let out a whoop and a holler and More...

The big brown trout from the Mataura River taken on a silver Tasmanian Devil in muddy water! Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Mataura River – Southland’s Famed Brown Trout River

Mataura River – Southland’s Famed Brown Trout River was Running High and Discoloured by Bryce Stupples The big brown trout from the Mataura River taken on a silver Tasmanian Devil in muddy water! It More...

Fishing Foveaux Strait.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Fishing Foveaux Strait at the Bottom of the South Island

Fishing Foveaux Strait by Bryce Stupples The author with a brace of school groper – the largest weighing 25lb. Fishing in Foveaux Strait. I ’m the first to admit that I’m no saltwater fishing expert. More...

By Allan Burgess On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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Te Anau, Fiordland – New Zealand’s fly fishing capital

Te Anau – New Zealand’s fly fishing capital View across Lake Manapouri. Te Anau, to either the dedicated fishermen with ample time to spare or to the angler who can only spare a few hours, it’s More...

Our good catch of groper from the fiords after the sea was too mountainous for our long planned quest for southern bluefin tuna.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Fiordland Deep-Sea Fishing, Doubtful Sound, Breaksea Sound

Home » Destinations S.I. » Southland-Fiordland Genesis II at Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland. Fiordland Deep-Sea Fishing I had an opportunity to return to Fiordland by adding my name to a list for a charter More...

By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Fiordland Sea Fishing Adventure

Home » Destinations S.I. » Southland-Fiordland A Fiordland groper. Fiordland Sea Fishing There is a spot just past Oke Island where the bottom slopes down to over 200 metres. Stoney started us at the 60m crest More...