Lake Coleridge Map
Coleridge Group Fishing Lakes
The Coleridge group lakes are located in the Southern Alps west of Christchurch. The ten Coleridge lakes make up part of the Rakaia River watershed. The Coleridge group lakes are Coleridge, Selfe, Lilian, Henrietta, Evelyn, Ida, Little Lake Ida, Georgina, Catherine (Monck) and Lake Lyndon.
The most popular, and by far the largest at 18km long, is Lake Coleridge. It has a surface area of 47 km². Lake Coleridge is 508 meters above sea level so it can get very cold at night even in high summer.
Spin fishing is the most popular fishing method along with trolling bibbed minnows and Tasmanian Devils from boats. The most popular, and usually the most productive, places to fish from shore are at the mouths of the Ryton and Harper Rivers which flow into Lake Coleridge. These areas are closed during the Winter Fishing Extension from 1 June to 31 August.
Chinook salmon are regularly released into Lake Coleridge by Fish & Game. Salmon do not breed in the lake. All of the lakes are stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Only Lake Coleridge is stocked with landlocked salmon. See also Lake Coleridge Best Fishing Spots Map
There you have it. If you follow this simple plan for Opening Weekend at Lake Coleridge I’m 99 percent certain you will catch a fish. – Allan Burgess
In this video, you can see salmon being caught on spinning gear and ticers at the mouth of the Harper River, Lake Coleridge. This is a magnificent sunny day. Sometimes on Opening Weekend (first Saturday in November), it can be raining or even snowing. The wind can fairly howl down the lake so you have to take plenty of warm clothing and be well prepared for any conditions. Trolling from a boat on Lake Coleridge.