Category Archives: Trout

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Fly Rod Harling – A useful fishing method and a lot of fun with Monty Wright

Harling with a fly rod by Monty Wright.

Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea With Monty Wright Evan Taylor and Monty Wright with Evan’s nice rainbow taken while harling on Lake Hawea. Photo: Monty Wright. Harling on Lake Hawea. Easter is always a time to get together with some angling friends and check out some of those holiday fishing places, and of course, at the same time have some relaxation. More...

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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 and weed beds

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...

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Rakaia River Mouth at Top Spot for 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...

By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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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...

Sea-run trout fishing video featured image
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 25th, 2016
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Sea-Run Brown Trout Video – migrate to sea but spawn in rivers

Sea-Run Brown Trout Fishing in Canterbury Video: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand Description: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand. Video showing sea-run brown trout being landed in the 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...

A selection of recently released Turbos, or Tobys, in new colours.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 29th, 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...

Modern versions of the Devon. Note the left or right hand rotation.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 28th, 2014
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Devon Minnows – Old Brass Trout Spinners

Modern versions of the Devon. Note the left or right hand rotation. Many anglers didn’t like Devons because they caused line twist Although it’s popularity has declined some what in the last twenty 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...