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Salmon Zed spinner category picSalmon Fishing. Tips, methods and techniques, best lures: ticers, Zed spinners and Colorados, salmon rods and reels. Salmon history and videos. There are salmon in New Zealand’s South Island only. Our full Salmon Fishing menu for desktop is in the sidebar on the right of this page. See the full salmon menu for mobile.

Rasmus Gabrielsson and Malcolm Bell Podcast Canterbury Salmon

Massive 35lb salmon from the Waimakariri River.

Rasmus Gabrielsson talks with Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler about the Canterbury Salmon Fishery by Allan Burgess Massive 35 lb salmon from the Waimakariri River. Caught before the 1995/1996 season when fish this size were not uncommon. It is almost certainly a four-year-old fish. Note the depth of the body. Malcolm Bell, from The Complete Angler More...

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Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 27th, 2019
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Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Limited to Waitaki River Catchment – Video

Home » Salmon Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – only landlocked stocks are found in New Zealand Sockeye salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Photograph courtesy of Brendon Spicer. Most More...

41lb Waitaki River Salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Waitaki River Salmon Fishing Contest Winning fish weights since 1984

Waitaki River Salmon Weights Here is a picture of a huge 41 lb salmon caught 24 years ago by Alan Pratt in the Waitaki River. At that time the Waitaki was home to the heaviest of the returning salmon.Alan was fishing More...

Monty Wright and his 12.5lb salmon from the Clutha River near Millars Flat.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Millers Flat Salmon Fishing in the Clutha River, Otago

Millers Flat Salmon Fishing in the Clutha River by Monty Wright Monty Wright and his 12.5lb salmon from the Clutha River near Millers Flat. Many salmon anglers from further north, Canterbury, in particular, will More...

Charles Smith, salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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The Best Salmon Fishing Rivers New Zealand Map – 27 waters in all

Home » Salmon The Best Salmon Fishing Rivers in New Zealand What salmon fishing in Canterbury is all about. Charles Smith with Hurunui River mouth silver. Condition seemed to be better this year (2015-2016) with More...

Salmon Fishers at the Rakaia River.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Salmon Fishers – 14 Different Types – Irreverent Though Often Accurate

Home » Salmon Salmon Fishers – by Linley Irreverent, funny, but sometimes accurate observations of fellow salmon fishers by someone with a finely tuned eye!   Salmon Fishers at the Rakaia River. More...

Photograph: Lyndsay Bishop (left), and Allan Burgess with limit bags caught from small boat in the Waimakariri River.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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How to Catch Salmon – 12 Tips to get you started

How to Catch Salmon – 12 Tips to get you started by Allan Burgess Lyndsay Bishop (left), and Allan Burgess with limit bags from the Waimakariri River. How to catch salmon comes down to knowledge and persistence. More...

Salmon Fishing Menu Mobile Index.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Salmon Menu Mobile Index (Full Version) same contents as desktop

Salmon Menu Mobile Index (Full Version) 41lb Waitaki River Salmon. See Waitaki Salmon Weights Salmon Fishing. Tips, methods and techniques, best lures: ticers, Zed spinners and Colorados, salmon rods and reels.  All More...

Rangitata River (Rangi) 17 lb salmon 7 January 2008. This photograph courtesy of Malcolm Bell - The Complete Angler.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 14th, 2018
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To catch four salmon from four different rivers during just one season

Hurunui River 14 lb salmon 31 December 2007. The four rivers were the Hurunui, Waimakariri, Rakaia and Rangitata Greg Martin’s run of good luck started on the 26th of December 2007 with a 16lb salmon from More...

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By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Salmon Salvage at Highbank Powerstation on the Rakaia River (updated)

Salmon Salvage at Highbank by Len Issit Len Isitt with two monster salmon at Highbank 25 March 1996. Photograph, Len Isitt. Salmon Salvage Photographs by Len Issit and Allan Burgess The salmon in the foreground More...