Category Archives: Canterbury Rivers

Canterbury River Fishing Destinations. The destinations included in this category are rivers of the North Canterbury Fish and Game Region. Canterbury rivers also contain bullies, mullet (in their tidal reaches), and eels. Some also have course fish like rudd and carp. Kahawai, particularly juveniles, will also enter rivers sometimes travelling several kilometres upstream to the extent of tidal influence.

Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain – Early Morning – Rakaia River Gut

Our combined morning's catch. Not bad at all considering the horrible rain and wind.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain with Charles Smith The author with a limit bag from the Rakaia River gut on a wet, windy morning. It was a rainy miserable morning for salmon fishing – but the fish were there! My alarm is always set at 3:15 am during the salmon season. It is almost More...

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Tim Nicol with a Hurunui River mouth salmon. Note the inflatable life-vest well worth wearing when river mouth salmon fishing. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 18th, 2018
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Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2018 Update

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand South Island. Although it is fair to say More...

Salmon caught in the Rakaia River Gut in 2015.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 71 photos, maps, video

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics and Videos Above: Salmon caught in the Rakaia River gut – February 2015. Exclusive Fishingmag.co.nz More...

Dave's salmon was in great condition, Its good to see the salmon in better condition this season.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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More Salmon Fishing Pictures from the 2017-2018 Season

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers More Salmon Fishing Pics from the 2017-18 Season With Charles Smith Erik Vanderzet and myself with a salmon each on the start of a great day fishing More...

Allan Burgess with 26 pound salmon at the Rangitata River.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Rangitata River Salmon Fishing

Rangitata River Salmon Fishing Allan Burgess talks about salmon fishing at the Rangitata River mouth. Many anglers regard the Rangitata River as the best salmon fishing river in the South Island. The ‘Rangi’ More...

Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing Competition winner 2012-featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntosh’s Rocks, 2km from Mouth 2017 Pics

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntosh’s Rocks, 2kms from the Mouth 2017 Salmon Pics, Video and Report (scroll down) This is an excellent More...

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Rakaia River Mouth at Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually low flows over summer. During More...

By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Hurunui River Monster Trout on Scarborough Reel, and Rapala

Hurunui River Monster Trout on Scarborough Reel, 6lb line and Rapala by Lex Coutts Brian and his Hurunui-River monster trout smile for the camera. Some of you will have met Brian Mercier at Mcintosh’s Rocks, More...

Glenariffe Salmon Research Station
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station – Upper Rakaia River

Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station by Nelson Boustead View of the Glenariffe Salmon Research Station looking downstream along the shingle braids of the Upper Rakaia River. The Glenariffe More...

Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video - featured image
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video – Close to Christchurch City

Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video (Latest items near the bottom of the page) Video Title: Salmon Landed Fishing at McIntosh’s Rocks – Waimakariri River. Description: Quinnat More...