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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.

Waitaki River Salmon Fishing Contest Winning fish weights since 1984

41lb Waitaki River Salmon.

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 from a boat, in early January 1995, just below the main road bridge when he hooked this 18.6 kg (41 pounds) monster salmon. It measured More...

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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...

Three anglers examine a salmon catch. The Hunt for Houdini.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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Finding Salmon – The Hunt for Houdini – A Canterbury Salmon Story

Home » Salmon Finding Salmon – The Hunt for Houdini by Linley “Honestly I had one on but it got away. I have a vivid mental picture of the salmon I might just as easily have caught, and I’ve even More...

Our combined morning's catch. Not bad at all considering the horrible rain and wind.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain – Early Morning – Rakaia River Gut

Home » Salmon 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 More...