Category Archives: Fly Fishing New Zealand

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

Persistence Pays When it Comes to Fly Fishing Small Streams

Rainbow Trout. One of the rewards of persistence.

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand Persistence Pays When it Comes to Fly Fishing by Piscator A rainbow trout. One of the rewards of persistence. Last season I learnt a valuable lesson about persistence which has since paid off in increased numbers of fish caught or hooked. A friend took me to a spring-fed stream not far from Christchurch More...

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The author with a 8.5 lb brown trout that was caught with the aid of good advice.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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10 Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners – Fooling That Elusive Trout

10 Fly Fishing Tips for Beginners – Fooling That Elusive Trout by Andrew Padlie This rainbow trout was caught on the author’s favourite fly, an Olive Woolly Bugger. When it comes to trout fishing, most More...

Brown Trout. Photograph, Paul Corliss.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 27th, 2019
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Brown Beetle Costelytra zealandica – The Rise and Fall of Brown Beetle

Brown Beetle Costelytra zealandica – The Rise and Fall of Brown Beetle – Night Fishing Near Christchurch by Paul Corliss Brown Beetle – Costelytra zealandica It is a black river. A night river. More...

Beginners Fly Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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Beginners Fly Fishing By Anon – for reasons which will become obvious

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand Beginners Fly Fishing Experience 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, More...

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...