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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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Charles from the Complete Angler with a good sized salmon from the Rakaia River.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Tips, Access, 55 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. Click on picture More...

Waimakariri River salmon angler's sunrise
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...

Diagram shows perfect salmon fishing water By casting onto the bar and taking a step after each cast, all fish are given the chance to take a spoon.
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...

Two hook sea-run trout rig instructions.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Two Hook Rigs for Sea-run Trout, Salmon and Kahawai

I use these cardboard cores and wrap 4 rigs (minus the leads) around each holding them in place with rubber bands. Then I place them in a small zip-lock plastic bags. This allows me to carry a dozen or so ready More...

Salmon anglers gather at the confluence of the Kaiapoi and Waimakariri rivers. A popular spot this season.
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...