Major fish kill in Silverstream near Dunedin
Source: Fish and Game NZ
Hundreds of eels and trout have perished in lower Silverstream in what appears to be a low oxygen and high heat environment.
Mosgiel angler Bevan Campbell who alerted Fish & Game Otago and the Otago Regional Council said he had never seen anything like it. Both agencies were…[Read more]
Thin Water Snapper Fishing – Snapper from the Shore
by Johnny Groome
Have you ever asked yourself that age-old question “What is the meaning of life?” Well, it’s simple really. Keep yourself warm and find […]
The Caddis and the Angler
The Caddis and the Angler a new look at the group of insects that is rapidly becoming the fly fisherman’s most important source of fishing and fly tying innovations by Larry Solomon a […]
Stillwater Brownies – Six Favourite Flies by Dick Marquand
Generally speaking, brown trout inhabiting Stillwaters like lakes, ponds and backwaters, present more of an angling challenge than those found in […]
Christmas boost for canal fishing opportunities due to power station upgrades
Source: Fish and Game NZ Press Release
Anglers fishing the Tekapo Canal over the summer holidays have had an early Christmas present with a boost in their chances due to Genesis Energy and Central South Island Fish & Game (CSI Fish & Game).
A research project…[Read more]
Mahi mahi, Dorado, Dolphinfish, and Shiira. The name Mahi mahi is Hawaiian in origin. The species is also widely known by the somewhat confusing English name of dolphinfish. It is, of course, not […]
Fishing Flies on Spinning Gear
How to Fish the Fly and D lead rig on spinning gear
Fishing flies on spinning gear is dead easy! You don’t need fancy fishing gear to go fly fishing. You can, in fact, use just […]
Yellowfin Tuna – Thunnus albacares
Ahi (fire in Hawaiian), yellowfin, Allison tuna (the large adults of this species with long sickle-shaped fins were once thought to be a separate species – Thunnus […]
by Ross Jamieson
With about three thousand kilometres of coastline twisting and turning in a most convoluted manner, the Kaipara harbour has (I believe) the second-longest coastline in the world.
From the […]
2020 Salmon Run Begins
Vicky with her 8.10kg (17.8lb) salmon.
Beginners luck paid off for Rolleston women Vicky Van Der Zwet when she caught her first-ever salmon over the weekend.
Vicky caught this perfectly conditioned fish in the lagoon near the Rakaia River mouth on Saturday night.
The jack weighed in at 8.10kg, with a length of 810mm.
Improved Clinch Knot – Very strong, plus it is easy to learn and remember
by Allan Burgess
If my memory serves me correctly the Improved Clinch was the first knot I learnt to tie over four decades ago. It is […]
Yellowtail – King of Broken Water by Dick Marquand
The yellowtail kingfish, or kingi as it is known in New Zealand game fishing circles, would rate as one of the hardest fighting species of game fish available […]
How to Catch Snapper
by Andrew Padlie
Catching snapper would have to be every Kiwi’s favourite pastime. If you say you are going fishing everyone you talk to automatically thinks of snapper on the menu for tea. E […]
Whitebaiters Never Lie – Exploring an iconic Kiwi culture
by Anita Peters and Murray Hedwig – Forward by Keri Hulme
First published in 2009 by David Bateman Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-86953-749-4. […]
Major salmon smolt release in Lake Tekapo
A release of more than 50,000 salmon smolt aims to reinvigorate the fishery in Lake Tekapo.
The project, a joint effort from Mt Cook Alpine Salmon and Central South Island Fish and Game, is part of CSI’s “put and take” programme in Lake Tekapo, which has been developed over the past 10 years.
CSI Fish…[Read more]
Looking Back – Kaiapoi Fishing by Allan Speak
My introduction to fishing came from my father many years ago. We had a fruit shop in New Brighton and two of our regular customers were great fishermen and […]
Marlin Hunting – The Quest for a Beakie
By Dick Marquand
I read with great interest Chappie Chapman’s excellent article “Marlin Magic, Mania or Madness?” It brought back to me, memories of the endless planning, […]
Taxidermy Fish with Monty Wright
Photo (1) Denis Brundell’s 16.5lb (7.5kg) brown trout.
Each time we head out fishing we all dream of capturing that large fish but in many cases are poorly prepared if it d […]
Snapper – Chrysophrys auratus
Snapper are found in the North Island and upper South Island with a few stragglers caught further south
Snapper is by far New Zealand ‘s most popular fish. It is the premium fish […]
We Boated Past the Graveyard of over 125 Shipwrecks
By Warwick Judkins
You wanna catch a marlin? I first heard these words when I was going to Auckland for my mum’s 80th birthday at Christmas and my brother […]
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