Category Archives: Fly Fishing New Zealand

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

Glenorchy, Anglers’ Eldorado, Rees, Dart Rivers, Diamond, Lake Wakatipu

The Rees River has many attributes of a wilderness fishery, low fishing pressure and large trout amidst breathtaking scenery.

Glenorchy Fishing, The Anglers’ Eldorado Glenorchy, The Rees and Dart Rivers, The Diamond System – Diamond Lake, upper Diamond Creek – Reid Lake, and lower Diamond Creek – and Lake Wakatipu by Dick Marquand Without a doubt, one of the most interesting and productive areas that I have been privileged to fish for trout is at the More...

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A nice salmon from above Jack's Pass. Hurunui River Secrets.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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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 by Paul Corliss A nice salmon from above Jack’s Pass. Hurunui River Secrets. Some anglers find the More...

Nymph and dry fly. Big braided snow-fed rivers with their weedless unstable greywacke beds don't usually inspire my angling efforts.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, February 10th, 2020
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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 lines! by Paul Corliss Nymph and dry fly. Big braided snow-fed rivers with their weedless unstable greywacke beds don’t usually More...

Whitebait Streamer Fly.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Whitebait Streamer Fly – Make your whitebait stand out in a crowd

Whitebait Streamer Fly for Sea-Run Trout Fishing by Chris Tonkin Whitebait Streamer Fly consists of a gold tinsel body, a few long wisps of deer hair, and nothing else. The first of the smelt runs appear in South More...

Graeme Smith being assisted by West Coast guide Zane Murfin.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Fly Fishing Getting Started – Excellent Advice for Beginners

Fly Fishing – Getting Started – Why quality advice really makes a huge difference By Graeme Smith Graeme Smith being assisted by West Coast guide Zane Murfin – Fly Fishing Getting Started.  Fly More...

Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 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...

The author with a 8.5 lb brown trout that was caught with the aid of good advice.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 27th, 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...

Here is a rainbow trout caught in the Tongariro River during mid winter. Photo courtesy of Connor Andrew. Parrot Beak Syndrome deformed trout.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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Parrot Beak Syndrome Deformity in Trout by Dick Marquand

Parrot Beak Syndrome Genetic Deformity in Trout by Dick Marquand Parrot Beak Syndrome deformed brown trout. Photograph Dick Marquand. This unusual brown trout was caught in Lake Dunstan by Trevor Phillips of Mosgiel. More...

Last Day Brown Trout Lessons by Gary Busch
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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Proper Fishing Season 1 October to 30 April by Gary Busch

Proper Fishing Season 1 October to 30 April – Last Day Brown Trout Lessons by Gary Busch This beautiful 5 1/2 lb brown trout was returned to the ice-cold water. 1 October to 30 April is the “proper” More...

Rainbow Trout. One of the rewards of persistence.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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Persistence Pays When it Comes to Fly Fishing Small Streams

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 More...