I guess we all have to start somewhere when it comes to fishing. Most anglers learn from an older family member, but if you can’t do that, where do you start? That is a good question.
Firstly which fish species you’ll be able to catch depends on where you live, or on your access to transport. It sounds like you live in Christchurch. There is some quiet good fishing to be had around this area but you might still have to travel a little bit.
We can divide all fishing in this area into two broad groups: freshwater fishing for trout and salmon (for which you need to buy a license), and saltwater fishing (for which in New Zealand you don’t need a license – but there are limits on your daily catch).
My advice is to start out fishing close to home. For example if you live near