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Glimmy Brass Spoon Trout Spinner – An Oldie Very Effective Fish Taker

Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. Featured image.

Home » Trout Glimmy Brass Spoon by Allan Burgess Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. This brass spoon was known originally as a Glimmy, or Record Little Glimmy was part of a vast range of spinnerbaits produced by Abu of Sweden. It dates back to the 1950s. The Kilwell Sports version of the Glimmy was once sold in New Zealand as a Gypsy. On More...

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By Allan Burgess On Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows

Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows by Bryce Stupples   Rapala Countdown CD5 (5cm in length). My first introduction to the mighty Rapala was through a family friend who has featured in a number of my stories More...

Andy T about to return a brown trout to Stony Creek number 11. Paul Corliss.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Directions to Stony Creek – the Secret Society and Angling Elitism

Home » Trout Directions to Stony Creek by Paul Corliss Andy T about to return a brown trout to Stony Creek number 11. There are many maxims relative to good fishing but three of the most obvious follow the More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Condition Factor of Trout and Salmon – What is it and how to calculate it?

Home » Trout Trout Condition Factor By Dick Marquand This brown trout was caught in the Pukaki Canal, near Twizel, by Paul Spicer. It is an incredibly fat fish that has “possibly” been feeding on pellets More...

Tim Nicol with a Hurunui River mouth salmon. Note the inflatable life-vest well worth wearing when river mouth salmon fishing. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2018 Update

Home » Trout Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand South Island. Although it is fair to say that most of the salmon caught in the Hurunui More...

Tasmanian Devil Trout Lure
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Fishing Lure or Aquafoil – Including rigging tips on video

Home » Trout Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Lure Tasmanian Devil in a rainbow trout pattern. Removing the wire and running your line through the lure then tying it directly to the hook, or to a swivel on a split ring More...

Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer
By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 15th, 2017

Backwaters – West Coast Spring Creeks to Canterbury Braided Rivers

Home » Trout Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer The author with a good fish taken on a Black Gnat in one of our backwaters. Backwaters are formed by changes in a river’s flow following flooding More...

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By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Luminous Trout Flies – Doll Fly – Malcolm Bell video on Night Fishing

Home » Trout Doll flies with bodies of Aurora skirt strip work very well on trout after dark. Luminous Trout Flies Luminous Trout Flies. Fishing at night with luminous flies, and lures, allows you to get the More...

The fish went half way down the concrete culvert. Small stream fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Small Stream Fishing – A Canterbury Day to Remember

Home » Trout Small Stream Fishing – Down the Culvert by Piscator A pretty spotted brown trout from a small stream, spring creek. The day was mid-week, a Wednesday. I remember it well, not only for the incidents More...

Avoid Frightening Weary Trout
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 30th, 2017

Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – The Silent Approach by Monty Wright

How to Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – Walk Softly, Stay Low, and Wear Camouflage Clothing by Monty Wright Monty holding a nice rainbow. Note the subdued green and earthy colours. Try to avoid red, yellow More...