Category Archives: Fly Fishing New Zealand

The quality and diversity of fly fishing in New Zealand are renowned by anglers the world over.

Trout Fishing Near Christchurch, Ellesmere, Cam, Kaiapoi, Heathcote

Doug Hunt 20.15 lb brown trout caught in the Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand. This is not a hatchery-reared fish or one that has been feeding on pellets from a fish farm. It has grown to this huge size naturally.

Trout Fishing Near Christchurch City I’m often asked the question, “Where is a good place to catch a trout close to Christchurch ?” In truth, this is now a more difficult question to answer than it was a couple of decades years ago. Sure there are still good trout to be caught close to the city, but they just aren’t around in More...

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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...

Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Peat Streams – Fly Fishing Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand Peat Streams – Summer Fishing the Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland by Monty Wright Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Peat Streams Sprinkled More...

The Cam River - good beetle rises after dark. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Tups Indispensable and Fly Fishing Small Streams Around Canterbury

Tups Indispensable and Small Streams Around Canterbury with John Hey A number of small streams flow around Canterbury and while they don’t hold large populations of fish they are very enjoyable places to fish More...

Avoid Frightening Weary Trout
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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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...

Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Black Rock, Otago

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Story of the Black Rock by Monty Wright Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd. It was a beautiful More...

Denis Brundell helping Rod across the Greenstone River. Fishing the Caples River. Featured Image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – all in flood

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – were all in flood – Fly Fishing New Zealand by Monty Wright Denis Brundell helping Rod across the More...

Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Routeburn River, Otago – A Trophy Fishery that is Catch and Release Only

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand Routeburn River, Otago, is Catch and Release Only – You need all the skills to fish the Routeburn Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo More...

Monty Wright with the first trout of the day at Paddock Bay. Photo Selwyn Shanks.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, May 13th, 2018
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Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay By Monty Wright Flood water at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago. As l rolled over in the sleeping bag I noticed something was different. There More...

Andy T about to return a brown trout to Stony Creek number 11. Paul Corliss.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Directions to Stony Creek – the Secret Society and Angling Elitism

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand 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 More...