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Salmon Fever – I was inflicted by this strange new disease

The author with his Easter salmon. Salmon Fever.

Salmon Fever  by Merv Gardiner John and Merv: Easter 1998. Salmon Fever! Now semi-retired, I decided to try my hand at the very frustrating, but physically and mentally rewarding sport of salmon angling.  It wasn’t long before I was inflicted by a strange new disease called salmon fever. I started to come up with all sorts of excuses More...

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Graeme "The Butcher" Larsen at Lake Paringa. With a one fish limit, the smaller salmon was caught by his brother.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, March 17th, 2018

West Coast Quinnat Salmon Fishing with Paul Corliss

Home » Salmon West Coast Quinnat Salmon by Paul Corliss Graeme “The Butcher” Larsen at Lake Paringa. With a one fish limit, the smaller salmon was caught by his brother. The East Coast for salmon, the More...

Salmon caught in the Rakaia River Gut in 2015.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 71 photos, maps, video

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics and Videos Above: Salmon caught in the Rakaia River gut – February 2015. Exclusive only video. Video posted 3 March 2018. Above: Releasing 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

More Salmon Fishing Pictures from the 2017-2018 Season

Home » Salmon 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 the clear edge on the Rakaia River, we caught More...

The author Charles Smith with a Rakaia gut salmon caught one morning as the river was rising. 2017-2018 Salmon Season.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Salmon Season Prospects for 2017-2018 with Charles Smith

Salmon Season 2017-2018 off to a Great Start! The author Charles Smith with a Rakaia gut salmon caught one morning as the river was rising. Salmon Season 2017-2018. The season so far looks great compared to More...

By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Salmon Salvage at Highbank Powerstation on the Rakaia River

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...

Tyler Brown Rakaia alternative pic.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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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...

Canterbury lure rod - video
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Canterbury Lure Rod – for Salmon and Sea-run Trout – Video

Home » Salmon Canterbury Lure Rod Canterbury Lure Rod Short Video A short video of the Canterbury Lure Rod in action by salmon anglers fishing the Rakaia River gut. This setup is a local Canterbury innovation More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

70 Years of Salmon Fishing Memories – Old Photographs of Big Salmon

Memories of Salmon Fishing Days Past – 70 Years of Salmon Fishing  by Clive Morriss Geoff Elliott with his 41 lb salmon: April 1984 Billy Mead with a big 30lb salmon from the Rakaia River. After so many More...

Brad Stuart with an early season salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Prospects for the 2016-2017 Salmon Fishing Season

Brad Stuart with an Early Salmon for 2016/2017 Season Brad Stuart with a fairly rare early salmon caught in December. It has been a difficult salmon season in Canterbury so far. The main rivers just begin to clear More...