Club Trips and Activities

Club nights

November club night: Tuesday the 15th.
The annual pot-luck dinner. Bring a plate of finger food, and enjoy some convivial company. 


Club trips

November 11th – 13th: Fly Fishing weekend, at our Cass Lodge
We have brought forward the fly fishing tutorial weekend at Cass to early December. This date has been selected as the fishing is more productive in the area during spring/ early summer. If you’re looking to learn about fly fishing, then this is a trip to join in, fishing the lakes and rivers around Cass. The fishing in the easily accessed lakes Sarah and Grasmere can be unbelievable early season.

If you would like to attend please contact Andrew Young.

February 11th and 12th: Salmon and trout weekend at our Rakaia Lodge
This is another tactical move, with the date being selected to avoid the pressure of the competition weekend late February. At the time of writing the sea run trout fishery is showing signs of picking up after several years in the doldrums. The weekend selected is smack in the middle of the best month for sea run salmon as well. Any weekend at South Rakaia is guaranteed to be a social one, with a regular gathering at the fire station on Saturday afternoon, so you will get a chance to meet a lot of likeminded folks. Our lodge sleeps 8-10, with room for another couple of campers/ caravans on the front lawn.

If your keen on going put your name in the book, or email Dave/ Liz.  

March 26th: Course fishing at Roto Kohatu Lakes, or possibly the Kaiapoi Lakes
When was the last time we had a course fishing trip? Course fishing was part of our club history, and we want to broaden members horizons to make it part of our future. We have some fantastic course fishing locations right on our doorstep, with trophy opportunities. We hope to have a couple of experts to assist and provide tuition. If you’re keen then give Dave McDowell a call, or put your name in the book at club night.  

April 17th and 18th: Lake Alexandrina
This is another fly fishing orientated trip, where we hope to use the lodges owned by the South Canterbury Anglers Club. Lake Alexandrina is a great fishing location, with a ton of lakes and rivers close by. The fishing action in the area tends to improve toward the end of autumn as water temperatures drop, and the fish try to put on condition prior to spawning. If you’re a diehard spin fisherman – then we will not turn you away from joining in on the action.      

Feb 2023
10th – 12thTrout, Salmon & SurfSouth RakaiaDave McDowell
24th – March 3rdAnnual week long tripPoharaLiz McDowell
26th Course FishingRoto Kohatu or Kaiapoi LakesDave McDowell
17th – 20thFly FishingLake AlexandrinaDave McDowell
19th – 21stFloundering weekendDuvauchellePete Collins
2nd – 5thAlf Palmer, trout fishingWaitaki LakesBill Bennett
18th – 20thSea FishingKaikouraDave Sherriff
6th – 8thRichard Marles ChallengeWaitaki LakesBill Bennett
TBATake a Kid FishingThe Groynes
3rd – 5thHigh Country OpeningLake Coleridge
16th – 19thLake Brunner TroutMoana, Lake BrunnerFred van Slooten
1st – 3rdFly Fishing ClinicCassAndrew Young