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Salmon Fishers – 14 Different Types – Irreverent Though Often Accurate

Salmon Fishers at the Rakaia River. Featured image.

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. There can be long periods between fish. Since indulging myself in semi-retirement and taking up salmon fishing three years ago, I have been More...

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The best salmon fishing rivers New Zealand map salmon Charles Smith.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 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...

Lyndsay Bishop (left), and Allan Burgess with limit bags from 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...

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...

Morris Clark sits atop his prizes; a brand new Kawasaki 300cc quad bike. Rakaia Salmon Fishing Contest.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Contest Photographs

Rakaia River Salmon Contests Photographs 2003-2010 Photographs Allan Burgess A second gallery will be posted on this page soon! [Show slideshow]  More...

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...