The Waimakariri River in flood- no fishing today! A 1000 years ago the Waimakariri River ran into Lake Ellesmere. It is now "fenced" in by stopbanks.
Floods and Their Impact on Trout Fishing and Trout Food

By Monty Wright Nature’s creation of rivers was originally developed by excessive rain falling on.

Graeme Smith with his 5lb rainbow from Larry's Creek (near Reefton). Catch and Release.
Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek

Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek – also known as the Awarau.

I wonder how many of the huge trout caught and released in the Twizel Canals survive the ordeal and go on to spawn the next generation. Photograph courtesy of Lance Gill and Fish The Drift NZ.
Catch and Release or Catch and Kill – By Dick Marquand

“A good game fish is too valuable to be caught only once.” Lee Wulff Advice.

Monty Wright with rainbow trout. An eye for the water.
An eye for the Water – A Study of Trout and Where to Find Them

By Monty Wright The habits of various kinds of trout differ considerably. Even though transplanted.

Graeme Smith being assisted by West Coast guide Zane Murfin.
Fly Fishing Getting Started – Excellent Advice for Beginners

Fly Fishing – Getting Started – Why quality advice really makes a huge difference By.

The Rees River has many attributes of a wilderness fishery, low fishing pressure and large trout amidst breathtaking scenery.
Glenorchy, Anglers’ Eldorado, Rees, Dart Rivers, Diamond, Lake Wakatipu

Glenorchy Fishing, The Anglers’ Eldorado Glenorchy, The Rees and Dart Rivers, The Diamond System –.

A nice salmon from above Jack's Pass. Hurunui River Secrets.
Hurunui River Secrets – How to Fish – Secrets of the Four Sections

Hurunui River Secrets – River-craft comes from experience and the application of an inquiring mind.

Nymph and dry fly. Big braided snow-fed rivers with their weedless unstable greywacke beds don't usually inspire my angling efforts.
Nymph and Dry Fly – New Canterbury Water Surprises by Paul Corliss

Nymph and Dry Fly – New salmon anglers will learn a lot reading between the.

Whitebait Streamer Fly.
Whitebait Streamer Fly – Make your whitebait stand out in a crowd

Whitebait Streamer Fly for Sea-Run Trout Fishing by Chris Tonkin The first of the smelt.

Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder.
Maruia River Trout Fishing Magic Near Murchison by Paul Corliss

Maruia River Trout Fishing Near Murchison by Paul Corliss  by Paul Corliss The Irishman’s dog.