Published On: Wed, Dec 10th, 2014

The Complete Guide to River Mouth Salmon Fishing DVD $29.95

The Complete Guide to River Mouth Salmon Fishing DVD

PLUS Three exclusive fishing ebooks on CD – Plus when you purchase

The Complete Guide to River Mouth Salmon Fishing on DVD

We’ll also send you a bonus DVD Salmon and Kahawai Fishing FREE!


ISBN 978-0-9582933-4-1

New Zealand is the only country outside of North America where a self-sustaining sea-run Chinook salmon fishery has been successfully established. Catching the king of freshwater fishes is far from easy. On this dvd we aim to set you in the right direction. The video is broken down intoten informative chapters setting out all you need to know to give you every chance of landing a big silver Chinook salmon on rod and reel.

The best months to catch a salmon in Canterbury are between January and March. You just need is an inexpensive fishing licence. All the Canterbury salmon rivers, and beaches, are open to public access. Although salmon fishing is a highly competitive sport every angler starts out the season with equal opportunity. Success is very much about studying river flows, tides, and swell and sea conditions so you are fishing the highest probability water.

Persistence is essential when it comes to salmon fishing. You just have to keep at it. Your next cast could be the one when you hook up!





There can be wild fluctuations in the numbers of salmon returning to spawn from year to year. Such fluctuations have so far proved impossible to predict. However, it is interesting to note that perhaps as few as 100 Canterbury anglers catch as many salmon as all the other Canterbury anglers combined. Knowledge is more valuable than luck when it comes to salmon fishing.

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About the producer and filmmaker

salmon-dvd-cover-flash-quadAllan Burgess was the founder and editor of Southern Fishing and Boating magazine which he ran for 11 years. He was also a founding member of the Canterbury Sport Fishing Club in the late 80s and it’s first newsletter editor. He has had numerous articles published in fishing magazines. Then in 1999 he founded this website

For over 30 years Allan Burgess has fished for trout and Chinook salmon in his home waters along Canterbury’s east coast, trolled for Southern bluefin tuna in Fiordland, hunted big sharks off Canterbury and Otago, kingfish and snapper in the Marlborough Sounds, and perhaps more than anything else; has been surfcasting all around New Zealand’s South Island.

salmon-dvd-cover-flash-castOn this dvd, Allan Burgess has combined his salmon fishing knowledge, and that of several very generous assistants, with his ability to explain things simply and clearly in words and film.

You are certain to enjoy this informative and instructional video The Complete Guide to River Mouth Salmon Fishing by Allan Burgess. It captures the spirit, allure, and excitement of this big powerful introduced species that has attracted generations of salmon anglers.

Here is just a fraction of what’s on this dvd…

The dvd is divided into 10 chapters covering the following:

1. Mountains to the Sea – Footage of the Fish & Game hatchery at Montrose above the gorge on the Rakaia River. Includes 60,000 salmon smolt being released from the hatchery. The eggs take around 9 weeks to hatch. The young salmon go to sea aged 7 to 10 months. Learn just how few will make it back to the river to spawn!

2. Salmon Rods and Reels – looking at the different types of salmon rods and reels including eggbeaters (fixed spools), free-spool river reels and rods to go with them. Learning to cast with free-spools and avoiding birds nests, salmon/surf rods and reels, monofilament line, and removing some of the brake blocks from your reel to increase casting distance. Learn which reels are the biggest sellers and why you should get one!

3. Salmon Lures, Spinners, Hooks and Hardware – Zed spinners, the different weights and colours, other types of salmon spoons including tear-drop models and the Kilwell Quicksilver. Ticers used for surf fishing including weight-forward models for extra casting distance. Colorado spoons, when and how to use them, rigging methods with lead weights, replacing treble hooks, applying prism tape, and sharpening a VMC treble hook. Learn which spinners are the most popular with anglers and which colours are the best for salmon.

4. Getting About on the River – Film footage of quad bikes, advice about quad bikes, using 4×4 trucks on loose stony beaches, tips for not getting stuck, film footage and tips on driving a Toyota Hilux on a shingle beach and making river crossings, plus jets boats and outboard jet boats.

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5. Fishing the Lower River Braids – Where on the river to focus your fishing efforts, water visibility, when to fish the lower braids, why its best to stay and one place in the lower river and let the salmon come to you!

6. Salmon Fishing the Gut – Tip on fishing this narrow fast flowing strip of water where the river meets the sea. The position of the gut and the river mouth are always changing as the power of the waves are in constant conflict with the flow of the river. Learn about the best times, tides and methods for fishing the river gut.

7. Surf Fishing for Salmon – This is my all time favourite place to fish for salmon. Long rods and large capacity free-spool reels are needed to make the long distance casts often needed to fish the surf. See some great footage of big fresh run silver Chinook salmon being landed in the surf at the mouth of the Rakaia River. Some very exciting fishing here!

8. Fishing the Canterbury Lure Rod – This local fishing innovation is unique to Canterbury. Lure rod fishing permits quick accurate casting in our often fast braided rivers. We take a closer look at the equipment and methods used to catch salmon, kahawai, and sea-run brown trout on this sort of tackle.

9. Strategies to Maximize You Catch – Includes some interesting figures on salmon returns to the Waimakariri and Rakaia Rivers. Just 100 salmon anglers may well catch as many salmon in Canterbury as all the other Canterbury salmon anglers combined. Success is more about knowledge than luck.

10. River Flows – Picking the best time to head out salmon fishing – when the conditions are just right is half the battle. Find out the river flow levels salmon anglers who fish the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers prefer the most.

Extra Items – Includes how to tie a salmon lure. This is easy and save you money. A look at Some of the most popular salmon and sea-run trout feathered lures, and the new distance casting Rocket ticer from Amazing baits.

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Trolling & Spin Fishing for Trout

PDF version ISBN 978-0-9582933-3-4

Trolling & Spin Fishing for TroutMany will have tried spin fishing and trout trolling over the years with mixed results. Some of you will have even made thousands of casts without catching a single trout! It can be a frustrating business. Especially when your fishing buddy seems to catch trout effortlessly every time he goes out!

I was always amazed at some of the guys I first went fishing within a fishing club many years ago. I just couldn’t understand why they were always so annoyingly lucky when it came to catching trout. The most incredible thing was that they were consistent. Consistent that is at catching fish when others didn’t. They were part of the elite 10 percent of trout anglers who catch 90 percent of the fish! Their secret was simple; knowledge and experience.

Their success, rather than being random, was the result of past experiences, including much trial and error – with the errors eliminated! Interestingly much of their fishing knowledge was handed down to them from an early age during countless fishing trips with dad and granddad. They know from experience that they can expect to catch fish at a particular lake, at a certain time of year, with this type of fishing tackle, at a certain time of day! That’s great for them. But what about the rest of us who missed out on great early learning passed down from expert anglers.

Why Spin Fishing and Trolling together in the same book? As I see it the two are very closely related. In both instances, you are attempting to put the same lures in front of a hungry trout or landlocked salmon. With spinning, you are using the reel to move the spinner through the water, whereas trolling anglers are making the boat do the work.

Spin fishing, or thread-lining as it used to be called, is a great way to start out trout fishing. The tackle required is inexpensive and most can learn to use it with just a few minutes instruction. All you need is a rod, reel, line and a few spinners and you are ready to catch fish! In this book, we will boost your chances whether you are after your first trout, or just want to improve your, not so good, catch rate!

A misconception is that trolling is easy. That it only involves towing a few lures around on a lake until you catch a fish. If you think that your catch rate per hour of trolling is likely to be very poor. You will just be wasting gas! In this book we’ll show you how to do far better than that! Successful trout trolling on a lake is not just luck. You have to know where you can expect to find fish in a particular lake at certain times of the year; the best trolling speed; fishing depth, methods, and so on. We’ll show you how!

Trolling & Spin Fishing for Trout - sample pages 1

Trout Spinning and Trolling Lures – There are an enormous number of different trout spinners available in tackle stores. They come in a mystifying range of colours, shapes, and sizes. How do you know where to start!

Star Rating – I have divided the different lures into sub-headings based loosely on type. As a guide, I have also decided to rate each lure. The best will have five stars. Five stars mean I wouldn’t be without one in my tackle box. These are the lures I like to use most often. I have had success with them in the past. However, I stress that the star rating is my opinion only.

Trolling & Spin Fishing for Trout - sample pages 2Many anglers will likely disagree with me! If you aren’t sure which trout spinning lures will suit your style of fishing then a selection based on my star rating will certainly start you off in the right direction. Five stars mean the lure is highly recommended and can be used for many different fishing styles. Four stars mean it is an excellent lure but specialised. Three stars mean still a good lure but quite specialised. Two stars mean not generally available, much specialised, or too expensive for general use, or I just don’t like it much. In total there are colour pictures, descriptions, advice and ratings, covering 40 different trout spinning and trolling lures. You want no nonsense advice on which are the best lures to buy; we give you that advice!
Learn about 40 popular trout lures – each with a colour photograph – and rated so you’ll know the best ones to buy!

Trolling & Spin Fishing for Trout - sample pages 3The author has gathered together decades of trout spinning and trolling knowledge and released it now in this first ever 156-page edition of Trolling & Spin Fishing for Trout by Allan Burgess

No matter where in the world you fish for trout Trolling & Spin Fishing for Trout will guide you in the right direction to become one of the ten percent of anglers who catch 90 percent of the fish!

Trolling & Spin Fishing for Trout is arranged in 14 information crammed chapters. You’ll get the author’s lifetime of trout fishing experience in incredible detail as he gives the inside low-down on:

• Spin Fishing Tackle

• Trout Lures

• Landing Nets

• Trolling for Trout & Salmon

• Downriggers for Trolling

• Downrigger Operation

• Spinning and Trolling Lures

• Plugs and Minnows

• Spoons

• Ticers and Slices

• Aquafoils

• Blade Spinners

• Spinning for Sea Run Trout

• Soft Plastic Lures for Trout

PLUS another Free Bonus Ebook

The Complete Guide to Sea-Run Trout Fishing

The Complete Guide to Sea-Run Trout Fishing by Allan BurgessLearn how to catch sea-run brown trout in this new 100-page e-book. Over 100 colour photographs. Everything you need to know to catch sea-run brown trout

Welcome to The Complete Guide to Sea-Run Trout Fishing. In this e-book, you will learn about sea-run brown trout, where they come from, when and where to fish for them, and we’ll also show you the tackle and fishing methods used to target these big silver coloured fish as they return to our rivers from the sea where they have been feeding. Although this book refers mostly to fishing for sea-run brown trout in my home province of Canterbury, the techniques and methods employed can be used to catch sea-run trout throughout New Zealand.

Sea-run brown trout by their very nature of going to sea, and later returning to our coastal rivers, have been able to colonise almost every coastal river, stream, estuary and lagoon throughout New Zealand. Sea-run browns are particularly plentiful around the coast of the South Island. They can be surprisingly numerous in Canterbury during spring and early summer. These fish represent a significant angling resource in this part of the country where they attract considerable angler attention.

In Canterbury, as in many other areas, sea-run brown trout fishing is an important time on the angler’s calendar. Sea-run trout fishing fits in somewhere between the whitebait season and Christmas. It is the entree before the start of the salmon season in December. As the season progresses quite large numbers of sea-run brown trout will be entering the lower rivers from the sea. The big silver coloured browns will be feeding on the enormous numbers of seasonally abundant smelt, or silveries, which are also returning to the rivers from the sea to spawn.

4×4 Motor Bikes & Sport Utility Vehicles for Fishing

4x4s for Fishing e-bookThis is also a totally exclusive title that is not available anywhere else in the world! It is not sold separately. You can only get it here.
Welcome to the first edition of 4×4 Motor Bikes And Sport Utility Vehicles For Fishing. This book is aimed at those who already own, or are considering owning, a 4×4 of some kind to get them to their favorite fishing water.

I have owned numerous 4x4s over the past twenty years or so. Some have been better than others. You can’t beat a four wheeler motorbike if, as I do, you live in Canterbury and chase the quinnat salmon that flood into the South Island’s east coast rivers for roughly five months each year – along with the big sea-run brown trout in the spring.

Most of Canterbury’s beaches are made up of loose shingle and you just can’t beat these little four wheeler motorbikes with their soft balloon tires for getting quickly over the stones. I’m not saying that it is impossible to get one of these machines stuck. It is just that I have seen hundreds of them in use and have never once seen one of them get stuck at the beach – ever! I’m often asked which is the best 4×4 bike or SUV to buy.
Just as importantly you have to ask yourself what you will use it for most often. If you are mostly interested in surfcasting and salmon fishing a four wheeler motorbike is more useful and much less expensive than a big heavy gas guzzling SUV.

On the other hand, if you are wanting to tow a twenty-foot trailer boat and launch it in out-of-the-way places where there are often no concrete boat ramps it is hard to beat a big Nissan Safari or a Toyota Land Cruiser.

Nowadays with the cost of diesel and petrol rising all the time fishing is becoming an expensive sport if you have a long way to travel. Many of us have had to adjust our mindset to look at cheaper options rather than travelling 200 km for a single day’s fishing. Staying longer and car sharing with fishing mates are also good options to consider. SUV makers have also seen the light and are now making a wide range of smaller and lighter vehicles which use less fuel.

Vehicles like Suzuki Vitara and Toyota RAV are good options for light off-road work without excessive and costly full usage. Finally, 4x4s are good fun and make a day at the beach or river more enjoyable by allowing us to carry a few extra items that we would otherwise have to leave at home or back at the car should walking be our only option. The vehicles mentioned in this book are by no means necessarily the best or the only ones you should consider. It is just that I have had personal experience with them.

Plus when you purchase The Complete Guide to River Mouth Salmon Fishing on DVD we’ll also send you a bonus DVD Salmon and Kahawai Fishing FREE!

Salmon and Kahawai Fishing

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You get all three disks:


The Complete Guide to River Mouth Salmon Fishing DVD Disk

PLUS Salmon & Kahawai Fishing DVD Disk

You also get both of these three bonus ebooks Trolling & Spin Fishing for Trout and 4x4s for

Fishing and The Complete Guide to Sea-Run Trout Fishing on CD absolutely FREE – all in a

triple dvd plastic case

Warranty – Should any of these DVDs be faulty on arrival or fail for any reason, simply return the disk and it will be replaced free of charge.

Both DVDs have a running time approx. 6o minutes. In NTSC DVD format.
Three-disks Salmon DVD salmon-dvd-open-cover-400Offer Special Price NZ$29.95

Postage charges are included in the following prices:

1. Anywhere within New Zealand (incl post and packing) NZ$29.95
2. Anywhere in the World (incl post and packing) NZ$39.95
All prices are in New Zealand dollars. DVD is sent in plastic case inside bubble wrap envelope.
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About the Author

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