Category Archives: Trout

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Small Stream Fishing – A Canterbury Day to Remember

The fish went half way down the concrete culvert. Small stream fishing.

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 it well, not only for the incidents I am about to relate but for the fact that it was a perfect day after a Clayton’s summer of cloud, cold winds and wet. A glorious morning spilt into More...

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Avoid Frightening Weary Trout
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 30th, 2017
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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...

Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2017 Update

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 the Hurunui River are actually 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

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 with Evan’s nice rainbow taken while harling 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 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...

A selection of recently released Turbos, or Tobys, in new colours.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
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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...

A selection of fly lines. Fly line.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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How to Choose the Right Fly Line – Fly Fishing New Zealand

How to Choose the Right Fly Line with Monty Wright A selection of fly lines. How to choose the right fly line for your style of fishing. Up until the mid-1950s, the traditional fly line was made of silk. These 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...