McIntoshes Rocks, Waimakariri River Salmon

Salmon fishing at McIntoshes Rocks near the mouth of the Waimakariri River.

McIntoshes Rocks This is an excellent place to start out if you are new to salmon fishing McIntoshes Rocks are 2km upstream from the Waimakariri Rivermouth. It is a great place to go to while away a few hours with a good chance of catching a salmon for dinner or the smoker. Indeed if you are new to salmon fishing this is a great place to go to start More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 3 months ago
This salmon was caught on a zed spinner but I note that just as many salmon are taken at the Waimakariri River mouth on ticers. A patch of green prism tape on your ticer seems to help get a strike!
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Waimakariri River, Trout and Salmon Fishing

Waimakariri River Trout and Salmon The Waimakariri River rises in the Southern Alps near Arthurs Pass and flows for 151 kms across the Canterbury Plains to the sea. As it nears the end of its journey it passes close More...

By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 12th, 2015

Yellowtail Kingfish caught at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River

Yellowtail kingfish from the Waimakarii River mouth. Photo courtesy of Keith Gallagher. Kingfish Although we are unsure about the identity of the angler one thing is certain; he is a very good fisherman. He landed More...

Norm Thackwell and his 42 pounder!
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

One of the heaviest salmon caught in New Zealand was taken by Norm Thackwell fishing in the Waimakairi River

Norm Thackwell with what would be one of the heaviest salmon ever landed in New Zealand. It weighed 42 pounds (37.8 pounds gilled and gutted) or 19.1kg. Landed on a ABU 6500 baitcaster reel. The Heaviest Salmon More...