Category Archives: Trout

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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.

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 October and November we can expect at least one or two big floods to come down sweeping all before them, however, some years this doesn’t More...

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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...

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...

Rapala Floating Minnow.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Rapala Fat Rap Shallow Running Bibbed Minnow

Rapala Fat Rap Shallow Running bibbed Minnow Rapala Fat Rap Minnows. Here are three old Rapala Shallow Fat Rap SFR-5, 2″ shallow running crankbaits. Now discontinued, the Rapala Fat Rap SFR-5, weighed 8 gms. 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...

Tillins Cobra lure
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Tillins Cobra – Trout Fishing Lures from Australia

Tillins Cobra Tillin’s have manufactured Cobras in Tasmania, Australia, since the 1950s. Tillin’s make three different types of trout lure” the Cobra (5cm), the King Cobra (6cm), and the slightly More...

Teaser colour matched to Cobra.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Sprig Flies and Teasers – also called dressed hooks

Teaser colour matched to Cobra. Sprig Flies and Teasers The effectiveness of Cobra lures can be enhanced by replacing the hooks supplied with the lure with a more attractive sprig fly. These dressed hooks are also More...

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...

Joho or Sally Spoon. Black is by far the biggest seller!
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Joho or Sally brass spoon trout fishing lure

Joho or Sally Spoon. Black is by far the biggest seller! Joho or Sally Spoon The Joho is a typical brass spoon lure with a slightly concave face that causes it to wiggle in a fish-like manner as it is retrieved More...