Category Archives: Westland

West Coast Quinnat Salmon Fishing with Paul Corliss

Graeme "The Butcher" Larsen at Lake Paringa. With a one fish limit, the smaller salmon was caught by his brother.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland » Page 2 West Coast Quinnat Salmon by Paul Corliss Graeme “The Butcher” Larsen at Lake Paringa. With a one fish limit, the smaller salmon was caught by his brother. The East Coast for salmon, the West Coast for trout”, or so they say. How about ”the West Coast for trout and salmon”? West Coasters More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 1 year ago
The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning gear. Photo courtesy of Vern Harvey.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 10th, 2017
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Lake Moeraki, Westland, Brown Trout Fishing by Dick Marquand

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland » Page 2 Lake Moeraki is a brown trout fishery, with an occasional quinnat salmon taken by Dick Marquand The author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide More...

Hapuka River brown trout. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Hapuka River Black Water Brownies, Westland, by Dick Marquand

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland » Page 2 The Hapuka River’s Black Water Brownies  The author with a Hapuka River brownie. A quick photograph and back it goes. Photo Aaron Horrell. South Westland More...

A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Green Frogs and Whitebait – An Unusual West Coast Fishing Method

Green Frogs and Whitebait by Chris Tonkin A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert. The last rays of a sinking sun had vanished silently into the Tasman Sea well over an hour ago, but More...

A brace of two good size brown trout caught in Lake Brunner. Photo: Allan Burgess.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Brunner, Lake, Trout Fishing – Where the trout die of old age!

Dan Sweeny with a dark coloured brown trout taken at Lake Brunner while fishing with local guide Brent Beadle. Note the typical colouration of fish from Westland lakes. Photograph courtesy of Brent Beadle’s More...

Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Hokitika Holiday Fishing the Styx, Waitangitaona, Hokitika Rivers, and more

Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing By Lex Coutts A pool on the upper Styx River. Hokitika Holiday Trout Fishing. With the production of a wet Christmas coming true we set off on our annual sojourn to the West Coast More...

Lake Paringa salmon Westland, south-Island of New Zealand.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
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Paringa, Lake, Westland, Trout & Salmon Fishing

Home » Destinations S.I. » Westland » Page 2 Lake Paringa Trout and Salmon Fishing A cracking 15 1/2 lb salmon from Lake Paringa. Photograph courtesy of Lake Paringa Lodge. Wilderness Trout Fishing at Lake Paringa Lake More...

Hokitika-River-Trout- Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Hokitika River Trout Fishing – Fly Fishing, Salmon, Whitebaiting

Hokitika River Trout Fishing Spinning for a sea-run brown trout near the mouth of the Hokitika River. Almost all the West Coast rivers contain sea-run brown trout in their lower reaches. It is always worth having More...