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Pat Swift Jigging Flies
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Pat Swift Jigging Flies

Since the introduction of jigging for trout, this fun and very fruitful method of fishing has made catching trout in lakes a lot more fun than dragging them in on heavy lead lines.
How to set up the perfect nymph indicator
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How to set up the perfect nymph indicator

This is my favourite way of running a nymph indicator, explained well by the team from Trout Hunting NZ
How to tie a Bead Head Prince Nymph
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How to tie a Bead Head Prince Nymph

This is one of the greatest nymphs of all time, really effective in most New Zealand streams and rivers. Here's how to tie it.
Fly Fishing New Zealand
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Fly Fishing New Zealand

Take a look at some stunning scenery and epic fly fishing from the South Island filmed by the Internationally based CatchMagazine channel.
Soft baiting for monster trout in the South Island
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Soft baiting for monster trout in the South Island

A nice video from Adam with some good information on targeting big trout with light soft bait gear. Watch some great fishing action, and get great tips about soft baiting for mega trout, in the stunning beauty of the South Island of New Zealand.
Adventure Fishing the Whanganui River
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Adventure Fishing the Whanganui River

If you’re anything like me, when it comes to holiday time, the first thing you think is…I wonder if I can take a rod and reel. If it’s a YES, this thought process quickly evolves into some research, and subsequent agonizing, over how much gear, how many lures, what weight line, when you’ll escape and so on. This year, a family escape actually meant escaping the family. Well, the kids anyway. Just my wife, brother, and sister-in-law, all alone on a four day journey canoeing 145 kilometres down the middle reaches of the mighty Whanganui (once Wanganui) River from Taumarunui to Pipiriki. The plan was to canoe the river and stay at the camping and glamping opportunities on offer along the way. Just good outdoor action adventure paddling our way through canyons and the odd rapids. In my mind…surely there would be trout fishing opportunities?
Thai Fish Cakes - How to make them
Cooking

Thai Fish Cakes - How to make them

Here is an incredibly tasty and different way to prepare any variety of fish that tastes amazing and is easier than it looks to prepare. It’s a great way to utilize trout, kahawai, or any other more popular fish species, that actually is more about the texture than the pure flavour of the fish.
Catcing the Biggest Trout you've ever seen
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Catcing the Biggest Trout you've ever seen

Take a look at an epic first Day down south fishing with Trippin on Trout catching the biggest donkey trout in the best river in the world.
Shimano NZ Catalogue 2021
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Shimano NZ Catalogue 2021

Here's the latest and greatest from SHIMANO NZ. A very cool live calendar, just click and scroll through all the goodies. We know Shimano make some of the greatest fishing products on the market, so here is a feast for the eyes. Enjoy.
Hundreds of anglers head for the hills!
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Hundreds of anglers head for the hills!

At 0001 hours on Saturday the 7th of November, the high country fishing season kicked-off throughout Canterbury. Anglers in their hundreds flocked to the iconic Canterbury high country to take part in the annual fishery opening with many anglers out on the water just after midnight. A combination of good weather before the southerly change hit meant anglers were able to celebrate this tradition with gusto. At the annual Lake Coleridge fishing competition over 200 anglers entered the popular contest and many more came for the prize draw.
Trout season 2020 -2021 begins on October 1st
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Trout season 2020 -2021 begins on October 1st

Freshwater anglers are eagerly anticipating the start of the new trout and salmon fishing season, which begins on October 1. Early reports indicate there is some excellent fishing to be had this coming season. Licences are available now and the photo on the licence was the winner of the 2020 Fish & Game Fishing Licence Photo competition. Take your camera with you when you go fishing because the competition will begin again in January 2021 with more spectacular prizes to be had. "Getting your licence signals that winter is over, spring is here, and Christmas is coming, which means your favourite little stream, lake or river will be open soon for fishing," Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin Taylor says. With more Kiwis holidaying at home this year the time is right to have a go at fishing when you are camping, tramping or just visiting your local lake, river or stream. "Kiwis are exploring New Zealand like never before. Every river you cross is a fishing opportunity. "New Zealand is one of the world's great fishing countries. Our lakes, rivers, and backcountry streams all offer fantastic opportunities to fish for brown and rainbow trout. In the South Island, you can also fish for salmon in many places. "You are never far from the action."

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