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The 11 Best Trout Rivers in the South Island

The Best South Island trout rivers Motueka River The Motueka River is renowned for its dry fly fishing. Located in the Nelson region, one of the sunniest provinces in the country. This cool, usually clear river flows across a bouldery and stony bed. The Motueka has a very high population of resident and sea run…

Best trout Spinners and Lures for catch and release fishing
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Best trout Spinners and Lures for catch and release fishing

Catch and release is an important conservation tool to protect the quality of our wild fisheries. If all anglers, were to keep all that they catch the quality of some fisheries will quickly collapse. Rainbow trout streams are especially vulnerable to overfishing. Below, I share my opinion on what I consider are the best spinners,…