Category Archives: Fly Fishing New Zealand

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

Maruia River Trout Fishing Magic Near Murchison by Paul Corliss

Gray Prebble with his sleek five and a half pounder.

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 sniffed curiously around our legs as we chatted in the early morning sun. Our rods were set up and held comfortingly at our sides. Victor lived 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 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...

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...

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...