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Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain – Early Morning – Rakaia River Gut

Our combined morning's catch. Not bad at all considering the horrible rain and wind.

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 the fish were there! My alarm is always set at 3:15 am during the salmon season. It is almost a routine of quietly getting out of bed, More...

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Landlocked Quinnat Salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Landlocked Quinnat Salmon – Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Home » Salmon Allan Burgess with a landlocked salmon caught trolling in Lake Coleridge, Canterbury high country. They are good fighters and will take almost any lure – though bibbed minnows seem to work the More...

Massive 38lb salmon taken in the Waimakariri River when the fishery was in much better shape than it is today. Salmon Fishery in Crisis. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
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Salmon Fishery in Crisis? South Island Sea-Run Salmon Numbers Down

Home » Salmon Salmon Fishery in Crisis? by Allan Burgess Massive 38lb salmon taken in the Waimakariri River “back in the day” when the fishery was in much better shape than it is now. We haven’t More...

Canterbury lure rod - video
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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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...

Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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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...

Caught in 1997, this salmon is still my pride and joy!
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
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My Best Fishing Days Recalled – When the Adrenalin Flows

My Best Fishing Days Recalled Caught in 1997, this salmon is still my pride and joy! Over the years we can catch many fish and at the time the sport has given us much enjoyment and pleasure but as time goes on the More...

Large Quinnat salmon caught at the mouth of Canterbury's Waimakariri River. Note the bright silver colour when the salmon are fresh from the sea.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, May 19th, 2018
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Quinnat Salmon – Oncorhynchus-tshawytscha – introduced by 1905

Large Quinnat salmon caught at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River. Note the bright silver colour when the salmon is fresh from the sea. Also called King, Chinook and Quinnat Salmon Also known as King More...

The author with his Easter salmon. Salmon Fever.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 18th, 2018
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Salmon Fever – I was inflicted by this strange new disease

Home » Salmon 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 More...

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

Home » Salmon Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics and Videos Above: Salmon caught in the Rakaia River gut – February 2015. Exclusive Fishingmag.co.nz only video. Video posted 3 March 2018. Above: More...