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 Fishing

Allan Burgess with 26 pound salmon at the Rangitata River.

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’ as it is affectionately known, is a relatively small river with midsummer flows mostly well under 100 cumecs (cubic metres per second). More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 8 months ago
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.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting

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 More...

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...