Category Archives: Westland

Whitebait Streamer Fly – Make your whitebait stand out in a crowd

Whitebait Streamer Fly.

Whitebait Streamer Fly for Sea-Run Trout Fishing by Chris Tonkin Whitebait Streamer Fly consists of a gold tinsel body, a few long wisps of deer hair, and nothing else. The first of the smelt runs appear in South Westland rivers about mid-October, adding a further dimension to some very interesting tidal fishing. River mouths with adjacent shallow tidal More...

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Hotel Hapuka by Pat Trembeth
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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Hotel Hapuka – Sonnet by Pat Trembeth – Grand Hotel Hapuka, Haast

Hotel Hapuka By Pat Trembeth Hotel Hapuka. Cobwebs drape the windows, dead sandflies fill the sills There’s black rice lying everywhere, the air is damp and chill We’ve been away for far too long on More...

By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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Whitebaiting in the Arawhata, Waiatoto, Turnbull, and Okuru Rivers

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland “On a single day in 1944, Des Nolan famously caught 130 kerosene tins of whitebait single-handed in the Waiatoto River.” A closer look at these Famous South Westland More...

Graeme Smith with his 5lb rainbow from Larry's Creek (near Reefton). Catch and Release.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek

Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek – also known as the Awarau River, Near Reefton by Graeme Smith Graeme Smith with his 5lb rainbow from Larry’s Creek (near Reefton). Catch 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. » Westland 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...

Tony Thomas dragging for whitebait in the surf at Okarito.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito West Coast Whitebait Run by Keith Reinke Richard Hunter dragging in the surf at Okarito. All the locals, as well as ourselves, were hoping for that West Coast whitebait run we all hear about but so few have More...

Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly he tied himself.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland Arawata River Mouth Kahawai on Saltwater Fly & Ultra Light Spin Gear with Dick Marquand Aaron with a hard fighting kahawai landed on a saltwater fly off the Arawata River More...

Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland - Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video featured image
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Jackson Bay, Westland – Sea fishing for groper, cod, sharks, tuna – video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland Jackson Bay Wharf, Westland – Great Surfcasting, Boat Launching, and Sea Fishing Video Video title: Jackson Bay Wharf, South Westland – Fishing boats, Wharf and More...

Marg Delore caught this big salmon in Lake Mapourika.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Mapourika, Lake, Salmon and Trout Fishing – Westland

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland Lake Mapourika – Brown Trout and Quinnat Salmon Located 10 km north of Franz Joseph in one of the most beautiful scenic parts of New Zealand. The salmon fishing is variable More...

Pictured: John and Eli holding 13, 15, and 17 lb. snapper.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Hokitika – Snapper caught on beach longline near Hokitika, West Coast, S.I.

Snapper caught on beach longline near Hokitika Pictured: John and Eli holding 13, 15, and 17 lb. snapper.  Snapper fishing for 2007 has been excellent for John and Jean Brewer of Hokitika. A total of 30 snapper More...