- 09/04/2012 at 1:19 am #7177
Does anyone know if there are trout(or any other fish) in the halswell river?
Just thinking its not far from home.
Thanks09/04/2012 at 4:06 am #20827MiliwolfParticipant
This is what NZfishing.com has to say
The Halswell River meanders from near the Halswell township down to Lake Ellesmere. It crosses many public and private properties and flows beneath several bridges. Access to the mouth can be had from where the river intersects with Seabridge Road down either bank just south of Motukarara.”
and the trout bible ” South Island Fishing guide” by John Kent.
“the mouth offers night lure fishing, while the middle reaches hold a few small brown trout……….. “
I know its off topic, but if you do not already own a copy “South Island Fishing Guide” is essential to own for any keen trout fisherman. It gives a brief overview of most rivers and is accurate enough to be useful.09/04/2012 at 4:29 am #20829
Thanks for that info
I had a browse on trademe and I might get that book. It looks like a very helpful guide to south island trout fishing.09/04/2012 at 4:58 am #20830burkefishParticipant
ther are also perch and tench in there. years ago the perch were in the world record range and you certainly knew it when they took your trout gear. don’t know the size now but hopefully now that the cleanup has started in a few years we might see trout etc getting back up in size and numbers.10/04/2012 at 9:04 pm #20835LiamParticipant
I live close to the halswell river and have fished it in early summer. can be quite difficult fishing the trout spook easily, never managed one on the fly but a small veltic cast down stream past trout seem to produce the best results. I’ve caught small browns maybe the biggest around 2 pound and have caught many carp which are very aggressive and easy to catch.11/04/2012 at 3:35 am #20836gunnercoopsParticipant
only ever fished it once near where it goes into Ellesmere, didnt see any fish at all, looks better upstream, but never given it a go. Liam, where about were you getting the carp?12/04/2012 at 10:10 am #20838
Liam, are you sure they were carp, they might be perch?15/04/2012 at 10:24 am #20855fisherman24Participant
Hey Liam i would love to know where u got these carp from too, because i used to fish for them back home in the uk.21/05/2012 at 10:18 pm #21006
me and a mate mike used to hit that river pritty hard from the golf course up to halswell its self and man theres alot of fish in there make sure you fish under the under cut banks
mind you this is going back 6 or 7 years ago now
good times21/05/2012 at 10:19 pm #21007
keenfisherman27/05/2012 at 12:48 am #21036
Hopefully not koi carp27/05/2012 at 1:02 am #21037
On that note i do recall a fair few years ago, there are or were huge goldfish/koi or something in the ponds over the back of the pirates island mini golf course/driving range would be interesting to go back and catch them27/05/2012 at 1:03 am #21038
quite alot of them at that27/05/2012 at 1:14 am #21039burkefishParticipant
in the 70’s fishing the mouth of the selwyn at night you sometimes would find large goldfish swimming around you. they were easily netted. seem to have died out, probably a good thing
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