Category Archives: Salmon

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 is in the sidebar on the right of this page, or scroll down if on mobile.

Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Limited to Waitaki River Catchment – Video

Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka

Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – only landlocked stocks are found in New Zealand Sockeye salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Photograph courtesy of Brendon Spicer. Most New Zealand freshwater anglers will have never seen a sockeye salmon. They are only found in the Waitaki River catchment, especially in lakes Ohau and Benmore, More...

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By Allan Burgess On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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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...

Kevin Belcher with a couple of good salmon from 2008.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 66 photos, maps, video

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics scroll down 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 More...

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

Tyler Brown Rakaia alternative pic.
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...

Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video - featured image
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video – Close to Christchurch City

Salmon Fishing in the Lower Waimakariri River Video (Latest items near the bottom of the page) Video Title: Salmon Landed Fishing at McIntosh’s Rocks – Waimakariri River. Description: Quinnat 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...

Waimakariri salmon Greg.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Salmon Fishing – Waimakariri River, 2006 – 2007

Waimakariri River Salmon Season 2006 – 2007 Salmon caught at the mouth of the Waimakariri River. The 2006/2007 salmon season has seen the first marked improvement in fish numbers for many years. Most of this More...

Salmon being released at Montrose hatchery, Rakaia River, Canterbury.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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60,000 Salmon Smolt released by North Canterbury Fish & Game at Montrose – 13 July 2008

60,000 Salmon Smolt released by North Canterbury Fish & Game North Canterbury Fish & Game Montrose Hatchery on the Rakaia River – 13 July 2008.  Montrose is located on the south bank of the Rakaia More...