Salmon Fishing – Waimakariri River, Canterbury, South Island of New Zealand 2006 – 2007

Salmon anglers gather at the confluence of the Kaiapoi and Waimakariri rivers. A popular spot this season.

Waimakariri River Salmon Season 2006 – 2007 Salmon caught at the mouth of the Waimakariri River. The 2006/2007 salmon season has seen the first marked improvement in fish numbers for many years. Most of this improvement, however, seems to have been restricted to the Rangitata River. We are still a very long way from the heady days of 1996. Sea-run More...

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Salmon being released at Montrose hatchery, Rakaia River, Canterbury.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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60,000 Salmon Smolt released by North Canterbury Fish & Game at Montrose – 13 July 2008

60,000 Salmon Smolt released by North Canterbury Fish & Game North Canterbury Fish & Game Montrose Hatchery on the Rakaia River – 13 July 2008.  Montrose is located on the south bank of the Rakaia More...

Morris Clark sits atop his prizes; a brand new Kawasaki 300cc quad bike. Rakaia Salmon Fishing Contest.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Contest Photographs

Rakaia River Salmon Contests Photographs 2003-2010 Photographs Allan Burgess A second gallery will be posted on this page soon! [Show slideshow]  More...

Salmon and brown trout video by Kevin Belcher.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Chinook Salmon and Brown Trout, Canterbury, NZ

Chinook Salmon and Brown Trout This series of videos was taken in a Canterbury lowland stream on an autumn day during April 2015. Although the water was clear the fallen autumn leaves can be seen drifting through More...

Chinook salmon spawning
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Chinook Salmon Spawning, Canterbury, N.Z.

Chinook Salmon Spawning This series of video clips was filmed over a period of about three weeks during May/June 2014 from the banks of a Canterbury lowland stream using a GoPro camera mounted on an extendable More...

Chinook Salmon Spawning Redd
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Chinook Salmon Spawning Redd, Canterbury, New Zealand – Video

Chinook Salmon Spawning Redd, Canterbury, New Zealand This series of videos captures underwater and surface footage of the activity of a pair of Chinook salmon. The jack salmon is close by while hen is busy preparing More...

Chinook Salmon Fin Clipping : Upper Rakaia Montrose hatchery, Canterbury, New Zealand
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Chinook Salmon Fin Clipping : Upper Rakaia Montrose hatchery, Canterbury, New Zealand

Chinook Salmon Fin Clipping : Canterbury : New Zealand – Video Published on 22 Feb 2015 This series of videos records the removal of the adipose fin from a pen of about 90,000 Chinook salmon smelt on 21st More...

Salmon spawning in the Canterbury high country.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Chinook Salmon Spawning Act: Canterbury – New Zealand – Video

Chinook Salmon Spawning Act – Video This series of videos captures a pair of “fin clipped” chinook salmon preparing to spawn in a Canterbury high country head water. After the spawning act the More...

Poor salmon seasons may be linked to poor feeding conditions for salmon while they are at sea. The study found that 99 percent of their diet over summer consists of just three species: sprats, red krill, and juvenile hoki.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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What Do Salmon Eat while at Sea?

Poor salmon seasons may be linked to poor feeding conditions for salmon while they are at sea. The study found that 99 percent of their diet over summer consists of just three species: sprats, red krill, and juvenile More...

Salmon caught fishing the Rakaia River surf.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Salmon Fishing Secrets – Time

Salmon Fishing Secrets – Time Sooner or later a salmon is going to see your lure and take a bite of it! Sometimes it just takes a great deal of perseverance to catch a salmon. Even the best salmon anglers More...