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Tasmanian Devil Trout Spin Fishing Lure or Aquafoil – Including rigging tips on video

Tasmanian Devil Trout Lure

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 hook has also been attached, helps to hold jumping rainbow trout making it harder for them to throw the hook. This is a very popular trout More...

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Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer
By Allan Burgess On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Backwaters – West Coast Spring Creeks to Canterbury Braided Rivers

Backwaters and Backwater Angling with Tom Frazer The author with a good fish taken on a Black Gnat in one of our backwaters. Backwaters are formed by changes in a river’s flow following flooding and they pose More...

The fish went half way down the concrete culvert. Small stream fishing.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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Small Stream Fishing – A Canterbury Day to Remember

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 More...

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...