Category Archives: Trout Fishing

Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2017 Update

Charles Smith with a cracker silver salmon from the Hurunui River surf for the start of 2017. Photo courtesy of Charles Smith featured image.

Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing 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 River are actually caught in the surf just off the river mouth rather than in the river itself. In this respect, the Hurunui is quite different to the other salmon More...

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A selection of fly lines. Fly line.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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How to Choose the Right Fly Line – Fly Fishing New Zealand

How to Choose the Right Fly Line with Monty Wright A selection of fly lines. How to choose the right fly line for your style of fishing. Up until the mid-1950s, the traditional fly line was made of silk. These More...

Kids learning to fish.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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Kids Learning to Fish – North Canterbury Fish and Game Initiative

Kids Learning to Fish – North Canterbury Fish and Game Initiative Learning to fish at the Groynes during “Take A Kid Fishing Day.” Kids Learning to Fish. An old proverb reads that if you teach More...

Two hook sea-run trout rig instructions.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Two Hook Rigs for Sea-run Trout, Salmon and Kahawai

I use these cardboard cores and wrap 4 rigs (minus the leads) around each holding them in place with rubber bands. Then I place them in a small zip-lock plastic bags. This allows me to carry a dozen or so ready More...

Tail race of dam on the Waikato River. DJ Moresby
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
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Waikato River Hydro-Electric Dam Tail-Race Trout Fishing By DJ Moresby

Waipapa Dam, Lake Arapuni, Hydro-Electric Dam Tail-Race Trout Fishing By DJ Moresby Approaching the “Tail-Race” or water outlet of a typical New Zealand Hydro-Electric Generation Dam one can normally More...

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Rakaia River Mouth at Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

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 low flows over summer. During More...

As the tide goes out at the Waimakariri Rivermouth watch the old experienced anglers as they change their spots every so often, watching the movement of the water and never changing position just because someone down the line caught a fish!
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Reading Good Trout Fishing Water

Knowing the best fishing water As the tide goes out at the Waimakariri Rivermouth watch the old experienced anglers as they change their spots every so often, watching the movement of the water and never changing More...

View looking north east towards Lake Lilian taken from the position marked with the red spot on the Harper Road on the map above. You must first cross the Harper River before following the 4x4 track to the left of picture. From the point where the picture was taken to the lake is a distance of approximately 9 km.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Lake Lilian Trout Fishing – on Glenthorne Station – Canterbury High Country

Lake Lilian Trout Fishing Lake Lilian is regarded as a good fly fishing water. A small though devoted group of anglers continue to fish this lake on Opening Weekend in November even though they are restricted to More...

Berkley Gulp
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 9th, 2014
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Berkley Gulp Soft-Plastic Minnows

Salmon caught on Berkley Gulp 8cm minnow in the Twizel Canals. Berkley Gulp Berkley Gulp Soft-Bait Berkley Gulp Soft Plastic 8cm Minnows are the perfect size for trout and salmon fishing For anglers unfamiliar More...