Category Archives: Fly Fishing New Zealand

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

Beginners Fly Fishing By Anon – for reasons which will become obvious

Beginners Fly Fishing

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand Beginners Fly Fishing By Anon – for reasons which will become obvious It weighed 3 and 1/2 lb and a magnificent buttery golden brown trout from Lake Brunner, Westland. My story of a beginners fly fishing! Several years ago I was invited salmon fishing on the Rakaia River for the day, my host assured me More...

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Evan Taylor and Monty Wright with Evan's nice rainbow taken while fly rod harling on Lake Hawea. Photo: Monty Wright.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Fly Rod Harling – A useful fishing method and a lot of fun with Monty Wright

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea – Harling is trolling on lakes for trout and landlocked salmon with flies  With Monty Wright Evan Taylor with a good rainbow trout 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...

Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Maruia River Trout Fishing Magic Near Murchison by Paul Corliss

Maruia River Trout Fishing Near Murchison by Paul Corliss  by Paul Corliss Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder. The Irishman’s dog was part beagle and three or four parts mischief. It More...

Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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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...

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.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Trout Fishing Near Christchurch, Ellesmere, Cam, Kaiapoi, Heathcote

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 More...

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...

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...