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South Island Salmon Fishing Map – Salmon Around South Island Only

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South Island Salmon Fishing Map If you take a look at our salmon fishing map you can see that the main salmon areas are in the center of the South Island – on both the East and West Coast. The best salmon fishing, in terms of fish numbers and fish size, takes place on the South Island ‘s East Coast between the Waiau River in North Canterbury, More...

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Simon Jones with a bright silver fresh sea-run salmon from the Rakaia River. Photograph courtesy of Charles Smith.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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The Best Salmon Fishing Rivers New Zealand Map – 27 waters in all

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 salmon up to More...

Glenariffe Salmon Research Station
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station – Upper Rakaia River

Looking Back at the Old Glenariffe Salmon Research Station by Nelson Boustead View of the Glenariffe Salmon Research Station looking downstream along the shingle braids of the Upper Rakaia River. The Glenariffe More...

Alex Nehlebaeff caught this 24.5 pound salmon just upstream from the SH1 bridge on the first day of the Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition March 1996. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 58 photos, maps, video

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing These two salmon were caught in the surf at the mouth of Canterbury’s Rakaia River. They were caught on 27 February 2010. That was the day before the Tsunami alert.  Rakaia River More...

Anton Ortiz with a fresh run silver salmon from the Waimakariri River.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Salmon Fishing in the Blood of many Canterbury Anglers

Salmon Fishing in the Blood of many Canterbury Anglers Anton Ortiz caught this salmon at Macintoshes Rocks on 9 March 2016. It weighed 12.4lbs making it a bit smaller than a 21lbs salmon Anton caught the previous More...

Landlocked Quinnat Salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Landlocked Quinnat Salmon – Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

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 best for trolling. Landlocked 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, November 29th, 2014
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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 are fresh from the sea. Also called King, Chinook and Quinnat Salmon Also known as More...

Lyndsay Bishop (left), and Allan Burgess with limit bags from the Waimakariri River.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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How to Catch Salmon – 7 Tips to get you started

How to Catch Salmon – 7 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...

A super weekend's fishing. March 1955.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, April 5th, 2015
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50 Years of Salmon Fishing by Clive Morriss – bamboo rods, bakelite reels

Still going strong 50 years on. A mighty 32 pounder taken in January 1996. 50 Years of Salmon Fishing By Clive Morriss After 50 years of salmon fishing the anticipation and expectation is as strong as ever as I More...

How to Catch Salmon – Tips to maximize your chances on the river by Clive Morriss
By Allan Burgess On Friday, August 21st, 2015
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How to Catch Salmon – Tips to maximize your chances on the river by Clive Morriss

Five fish from our Eldorado. How to Catch Salmon Clive Morriss offers some expert advice on how to catch salmon – knowledge gleaned from a lifetime of salmon fishing How to catch salmon isn’t an easy More...