Category Archives: Trout

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Sea-Run Brown Trout – migrate to sea but spawn in rivers

A fat well conditioned sea-run brown trout taken from the Rakaia River gut in December 2012. featured image.

Sea-Run Brown Trout Sea-run brown trout are the same species of fish as the brown trout found in rivers. Some, though not all, spend part of their lives at sea taking advantage of the rich food supply available there. They return to the rivers in late spring and summer in pursuit of whitebait and smelt. These sea-run brown trout are bright silver in More...

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The hand painted soft rubber Plucky.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Rublex Flopy and Plucky – Natural rubber bibbed minnows from the 1950s and 60s

The hand painted soft rubber Plucky. Rublex Flopy and Plucky The Plucky was a popular casting lure sold in New Zealand from the early 1950s until the late 60s. Few examples of this great fishing catching lure have More...

Warren Kemp 8kg rainbow trout featured
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Rainbow Trout – Oncorhynchus mykiss – Identification Guide

These are rainbow trout caught in Canterbury’s Lake Selfe. The top fish is a jack in spawning colours. The second is a much less colourful hen fish. Note that these fish have spots on their tails whilest brown More...

Doll fly. Luminous Trout Flies
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Luminous Trout Flies – Doll Fly – Malcolm Bell video on Night Fishing

Doll flies with bodies of Aurora skirt strip work very well on trout after dark. Luminous Trout Flies Luminous Trout Flies. Fishing at night with luminous flies, and lures, allows you to get the most from a full More...

Tasmanian Devil Trout Lure
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 6th, 2015
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Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Fishing Lure or Aquafoil – Including rigging tips on video

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 a split ring to which the More...

Turbo or Toby trout lures.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Toby – brass spoon spin fishing lure originally designed in Sweden by ABU

Toby Brass Spoons – excellent trout spinning lure The Toby trout spoon is still a deadly trout spin fishing lure. Reviewed by Allan Burgess (Video scroll down) The world’s most efficient all round lure. More...

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing

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 low flows over summer. During More...

Rapala Shad Rap Deep Runner 8cm.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Rapala Shad Rap Deep Runner – excellent lake trolling trout lure

Rapala Shad Rap Rapala Shad Rap with Allan Burgess Rapala Shad Rap Deep Runner 8cm. This little 8cm Rapala (which includes the length of the bib) is an excellent trout and landlocked salmon taker when used as a More...

Fishing at the Benmore Salmon Farm near Twizel.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Ohau Canal in the MacKenzie Country – Salmon Fish Farm Gages

Mckenzie Country Ohau Canal One of my favorite fishing areas is the MacKenzie Basin and one of my favorite towns is Twizel. Sound strange! What about Queenstown, or the twin lakes of Nelson or a dozen other gems 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...