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Canterbury Lure Rod – is used for Salmon and Searun Trout Fishing

Canterbury lure rod with two lures.

Once you settle into the rhythm of casting with the lure rod it it becomes surprisingly enjoyable. Lure Rod The Canterbury lure rod is a local innovation designed to get a lure down to the bottom of Canterbury’s fast flowing salmon rivers. The current near the mouth of rivers like the Rakaia and Rangitata can be so fast that zed spinners simply More...

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Big Canterbury Salmon.
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...

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...

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 Video Title: Salmon Landed Fishing at McIntosh’s Rocks – Waimakariri River. Description: Quinnat Salmon being landed at McIntosh’s More...

Tyler Brown with a fresh super silver 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, 66 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 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...