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Pocket Maps - NZ Walking Access to trout rivers
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Pocket Maps - NZ Walking Access to trout rivers

Next time you're thinking of exploring a few trout rivers, and wondering how to access some new ground, check out this app. Pocket Maps is a mobile mapping app for the outdoors. Find out what publicly accessible areas are local to you and explore somewhere new. Download Pocket Maps now via the Apple and android app stores.
NEW Abu Garcia rod review. VERITAS 4.0
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NEW Abu Garcia rod review. VERITAS 4.0

VERITAS = VERI TASTY! There are just some products that I know I’m going to buy the moment I see them. As a massive soft bait and lure fishing fan, I love catching decent fish on relatively light weight spinning gear, and when the opportunity arises to upgrade or replace broken gear, it’s a no brainer.
Anglers Hit The Water for Opening Day
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Anglers Hit The Water for Opening Day

Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season. The weather played its part, with fine weather for opening day across most of the country. With Covid-19 restrictions, fishing has become a great way of dealing with the stress the restrictions cause and provides an excellent opportunity enjoy the outdoors and change things up a little. The opening day of the new fishing season this year is in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week. This is appropriate given that fishing is one activity that has been proven to improve your wellbeing. Studies overseas have shown that going fishing reduces stress, and with the school holidays starting this weekend, fishing also is a great school holiday family activity.
SUSTAINABLE COASTLINES
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SUSTAINABLE COASTLINES

Eleventh Annual Ball is ON. YOU CAN HELP!
How to fly fish nymphs with an indicator
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How to fly fish nymphs with an indicator

Tom Rosenbauer discusses the uses of various indicators and how they are used to successfully nymph fish different parts of the water column for trout.
How to find trout in a river
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How to find trout in a river

Here's an excellent 30 minute comprehensive guide from Orvis, with some great information relevant to rivers anywhere, on where to look for trout.
In Canterbury? Want to learn about trout fishing?
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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
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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
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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.
How to Drift Fish the Twizel Canals
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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.
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.

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