Category Archives: Fly Fishing New Zealand

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

Backwaters – West Coast Spring Creeks to Canterbury Braided Rivers

Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer

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 a river’s flow following flooding and they pose a challenge for anglers because the odds are firmly stacked in the favour of the fish. More...

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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...

Look for areas where the trout can dive back into the deep for security.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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Secrets of Lake Fishing – John Hey shares many good Lake Fishing Tips

The author in the high country. Lake Fishing for Trout Apart from warm nights when I go after work to fish the brown beetle rise during November, ninety percent of my fishing is done in the lakes of the South Island. More...

By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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John Hey takes up the challenge of fly fishing on larger rivers

Fly Fishing Big Canterbury Rivers View of the Waitaki Dam from the mouth of the Awakino River. By late summer most small rivers and streams are well past their best, through low water and being overfished. Most More...