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Catch and Release – Exquisite Moment at Larry’s Creek

Graeme Smith with his 5lb rainbow from Larry's Creek (near Reefton). Catch and Release.

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 and Release! It happens in that one exquisite moment, that moment we wait for, are watching for, yet usually miss. One instant it’s More...

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Tim Nicol with a Hurunui River mouth salmon. Note the inflatable life-vest well worth wearing when river mouth salmon fishing. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2018 Update

Home » Trout » Page 2 Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand South Island. Although it is fair to say that most of the salmon caught in 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 » Page 2 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 throughout Otago More...

Doug Hunt 20.15 lb brown trout caught in the Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand. This is not a hatchery-reared fish or one that has been feeding on pellets from a fish farm. It has grown to this huge size naturally.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Trout Fishing Near Christchurch, Ellesmere, Cam, Kaiapoi, Heathcote

Trout Fishing Near Christchurch City I’m often asked the question, “Where is a good place to catch a trout close to Christchurch ?” In truth, this is now a more difficult question to answer than More...

Tasmanian Devil Trout Lure
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Fishing Lure or Aquafoil – Including rigging tips on video

Home » Trout » Page 2 Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Lure Tasmanian Devil in a rainbow trout pattern. Removing the wire and running your line through the lure then tying it directly to the hook, or to a swivel on More...

Murray with a beautiful back country brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing – Lake Te Anau & Eglinton River

Fiordland Back Country Trout Fishing by Murray Knowles Murray with a beautiful backcountry brown trout. Opening Day, of what we used to regard as the high-country water, is always a special date for the keen fly More...

The Cam River - good beetle rises after dark. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Tups Indispensable and Fly Fishing Small Streams Around Canterbury

Tups Indispensable and Small Streams Around Canterbury with John Hey A number of small streams flow around Canterbury and while they don’t hold large populations of fish they are very enjoyable places to fish More...

Avoid Frightening Weary Trout
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – The Silent Approach by Monty Wright

How to Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – Walk Softly, Stay Low, and Wear Camouflage Clothing by Monty Wright Monty holding a nice rainbow. Note the subdued green and earthy colours. Try to avoid red, yellow More...

Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Black Rock, Otago

Home » Trout » Page 2 Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Story of the Black Rock by Monty Wright Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd. It was a beautiful clear morning More...

Johnny Richards with a big sea-run brown trout caught at the Rakaia River mouth.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Rakaia River Mouth a Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Home » Trout » Page 2 Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually More...