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In Canterbury? Want to learn about trout fishing?
Or seeking to improve your trout angling and learn new techniques? Come along to the free Canterbury Trout Festival starting at 8.30am on September 4 2021 at Peppers Hotel, Clearwater. We have again been able to persuade some of New Zealand's best trout anglers to come and share their knowledge and skills.
Fly Fishing for Big Browns in South Island New Zealand
With the world in the fierce grip of a global pandemic, there are few places in the world where anglers have the freedom to roam and fish with unrestricted access and companionship. New Zealand is one of the few... Although we miss our international friends and our guiding industry is on it's knees, there is a shining light at the end of a long and gloomy tunnel here - FREEDOM TO FISH! Join myself (Mike Kirkpatrick) and good mate Hans Kreuer, as we embark on a three day trip in search of some large brown trout, with the unsettled spring weather looking to finally relent into some fine days.
Testing the Scott Centric #5 and #6 weight rods on big South Island Browns
Here's a great review with some lovely fishing footage, if you're considering a #5 or #6 wt rod, a weight that is so well suited to much of NZ's fly fishing.
Soft baiting from the rocks - tips and techniques
Michael Jenkins shares a few tips on how to Soft Bait from the rocks. Filmed in New Zealand Filmed, Edited & Produced by Paul Smith
Motiti Protected Fishing Areas from 11 August 2021
The new Motiti Protection Area comes into effect on 11 August 2021, creating three protection areas around Motiti Island where the taking of all plants and animals (including fish and shellfish) will be prohibited. To protect the reef systems, anchoring on these reefs will also be prohibited. This is to protect indigenous biodiversity and acknowledge the significant marine, landscape and cultural values in the area. Those three areas comprise of Ōtaiti (Astrolabe Reef); including Te Papa (Brewis Shoal), Te Porotiti, and O karapu Reef, Motuhaku Island (Schooner Rocks) and Motunau Island (Plate Island).
The Lateral Line: EP#27
The boys are fishing with Bait Junkie lures along a beautiful piece of New Zealand’s coast line. Casting lures into the wash hoping to get them in front of a big snapper. Nathan does most of the fishing this time round as Milan isn’t feeling the best after having a root canal done on one of his front teeth only days earlier.
The Lateral Line: EP#26
The boys are off on another land based fishing mission on a stunning part of New Zealand’s east coast. Three day's fishing off the rocks trying to get something to eat and hoping to do battle with some big King Fish. The boys are not disappointed, as snapper and kingfish are landed.
Buccaneer Boats Factory and Woodbine Marine
If you are interested in a new boat dealership in Hamilton (and Auckland) check out Woodbine Marine. They deal in a few brands including Stabicraft, Yamaha, and more, plus they also are the Hamilton Buccaneer dealer. We took a bit of a look into the Buccaneer Factory and the dealership recently, check out the video.
The Lateral Line: EP#25
The boat is in getting the Suzuki serviced so the boys set out on a long over due land based fishing mission. It’s mid winter and the harbours should have some beautiful eating Trevally swimming around in them. The plan is to be eating Trevally with spectacular views of the harbour for the next 3 days.
How to rig up for catching gurnard
Here's a great little instructional video for rigging up and targeting gurnard
How to Drift Fish the Twizel Canals
Here's a brilliant and well presented instructional video from Complete Angler. We have been developing a very effective method for catching fish and it's by drifting eggs and glow bugs. We give you all the tips and tricks in this comprehensive how-to video so that you can have a fantastic time fishing this world-class fishing resource.
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