Category Archives: Fly Fishing New Zealand

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

Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – all in flood

Denis Brundell helping Rod across the Greenstone River. Fishing the Caples River. Featured Image.

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand » Page 2 Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – were all in flood – Fly Fishing New Zealand by Monty Wright Denis Brundell helping Rod across the Greenstone River. We set off from Dunedin with all the plans for an excellent few days fishing with a friend from Australia Rod Clarkson More...

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Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Routeburn River, Otago – A Trophy Fishery that is Catch and Release Only

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand » Page 2 Routeburn River, Otago, is Catch and Release Only – You need all the skills to fish the Routeburn Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was More...

Monty Wright with the first trout of the day at Paddock Bay. Photo Selwyn Shanks.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, May 13th, 2018
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Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand » Page 2 Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay By Monty Wright Flood water at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago. As l rolled over in the sleeping bag I noticed something was different. More...

Andy T about to return a brown trout to Stony Creek number 11. Paul Corliss.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Directions to Stony Creek – the Secret Society and Angling Elitism

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand » Page 2 Directions to Stony Creek by Paul Corliss Andy T about to return a brown trout to Stony Creek number 11. There are many maxims relative to good fishing but three More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 29th, 2018
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Condition Factor of Trout and Salmon – What is it and how to calculate it?

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand » Page 2 Trout Condition Factor By Dick Marquand This brown trout was caught in the Pukaki Canal, near Twizel, by Paul Spicer. It is an incredibly fat fish that has “possibly” More...

During the late winter months, the Lochy River mouth provides some spectacular fly fishing for rainbow trout.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Lake Wakatipu – Fly Fishing Lochy, Von, Greenstone, Dart River Mouths

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand » Page 2 Lake Wakatipu – Fly Fishing the Lochy, Von, Greenstone and Dart River Mouths by Dick Marquand During the late winter months, the Lochy River mouth provides More...

Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer
By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Backwaters – West Coast Spring Creeks to Canterbury Braided Rivers

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand » Page 2 Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer The author with a good fish taken on a Black Gnat in one of our backwaters. Backwaters are formed by changes in More...

The fish went half way down the concrete culvert. Small stream fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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Small Stream Fishing – A Canterbury Day to Remember

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand » Page 2 Small Stream Fishing – Down the Culvert by Piscator A pretty spotted brown trout from a small stream, spring creek. The day was mid-week, a Wednesday. I remember More...

Ponds with Monty Wright
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 5th, 2017
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Ponds – Fishing Challenging Small Waters in the Otago Lakes District

Home » Trout » Fly Fishing New Zealand » Page 2 Pondering Ponds with Monty Wright Monty with a 2.5kg jack from the pond behind, Central Otago. Fishing ponds are challenging but can be rewarding for the adventurous More...

Float Tube Fishing. Enjoy your fishing (Lake Aniwhenua, in New Zealand's North Island.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Float tube – Guide to Armchair Flyfishing by John Taunton-Clark

Float Tube – Guide to Armchair Flyfishing Float Tube Fishing. Enjoy your fishing (Lake Aniwhenua, in New Zealand’s North Island. They come in a variety of colours and shapes, but all provide the same More...