Category Archives: Fly Fishing New Zealand

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

Fishing Paddock at Paddock Bay, Lake Wanaka, Otago

Monty Wright with the first trout of the day at Paddock Bay. Photo Selwyn Shanks.

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. There was no rain falling on the iron roof of the hut that I was staying in at Wanaka. At last, maybe it had stopped. There was, however, More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 10 months ago
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...

Harling with a fly rod by Monty Wright.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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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 » Page 2 Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea – Harling is trolling on lakes for trout and landlocked salmon with flies  With Monty Wright Evan Taylor and Monty Wright 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...

By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Float Tubes for Trout Fishing – provide access to overgrown lake margins

Float Tubes for Trout Fishing  by Ian Forsyth Float tubes have been used with success by European and American still water anglers. Designed to provide anglers access to overgrown lake margins and out of reach More...