Category Archives: Rangitata River

Rangitata River trout and salmon fishing category. Sea-run trout near the river mouth, and rainbows in the mid and upper reaches. Sea-run Quinnat salmon from November to 31 March. Central South Island Fish and Game region. Check your regulation booklet as the salmon season ends earlier, on 31 March, than in the neighbouring North Canterbury Fish and Game region.

Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting

Leigh Tobeck with a very fat 7.5 pound searun brown trout taken in the Rangitata River. What a well fed fish! Photograph by Darryl French.

Lesly (Haggis from Scotland) with his limit bag from the Rangitata River. 22 and 26 lbs. Photo: Darryl French. Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting with Allan Burgess The “Rangi” as it is affectionately known, is a top salmon fishing river. It flows south-eastwards through what is generally dry sheep country. There is some cropping, More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 2 years ago
Sliding a big salmon up the shingle beach by the tail at the Rangitata River mouth.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Rangitata River – Trout and Salmon Fishing

Rangitata River Salmon Fishing Many anglers regard the Rangitata River as the best salmon fishing river in the South Island. The ‘Rangi’ as it is affectionately known, is a relatively small river with More...

Allan Burgess with 26 pound salmon at the Rangitata River.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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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...