Story: Freshwater fishing

Fishing from a boat

Fishing from a boat

A lot of fishing is done from boats. Anglers in boats can tow metal lures (trolling) or wet flies (harling). They can also anchor the boat, and fish with wet flies on sinking lines by casting and retrieving the flies, or (if they are spin fishing) casting and retrieving metal lures. These anglers on Lake Alexandrina are fishing for rainbow trout in around 5 metres of water.

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Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - Management and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18290/fishing-from-a-boat (accessed 28 October 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008