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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.

Large Quinnat salmon caught at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River. Note the bright silver colour when the salmon is fresh from the sea. Also called King, Chinook and Quinnat Salmon Also known as King salmon and Chinook salmon, this species was successfully introduced into New Zealand from North America by 1905. In that year, salmon returning More...

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Bill Hamilton - Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition – Wharf and Boat

Home » Salmon Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition Bill Hamilton – Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition. Following the recent success of the Otago Harbour Salmon Fishing Competition, convener More...

Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Limited to Waitaki River Catchment – Video

Home » Salmon Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – only landlocked stocks are found in New Zealand Sockeye salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Photograph courtesy of Brendon Spicer. Most More...

salmon taken in the Rakaia River gut on a Colorado spoon.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, April 10th, 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...

The author with his Easter salmon. Salmon Fever.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 18th, 2018
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Salmon Fever – I was inflicted by this strange new disease

Home » Salmon Salmon Fever  by Merv Gardiner John and Merv: Easter 1998. Salmon Fever! Now semi-retired, I decided to try my hand at the very frustrating, but physically and mentally rewarding sport of salmon More...

Graeme "The Butcher" Larsen at Lake Paringa. With a one fish limit, the smaller salmon was caught by his brother.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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West Coast Quinnat Salmon Fishing with Paul Corliss

Home » Salmon West Coast Quinnat Salmon by Paul Corliss Graeme “The Butcher” Larsen at Lake Paringa. With a one fish limit, the smaller salmon was caught by his brother. The East Coast for salmon, the More...

Salmon caught in the Rakaia River Gut in 2015.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 71 photos, maps, video

Home » Salmon Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics and Videos Above: Salmon caught in the Rakaia River gut – February 2015. Exclusive Fishingmag.co.nz only video. Video posted 3 March 2018. Above: More...

Dave's salmon was in great condition, Its good to see the salmon in better condition this season.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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More Salmon Fishing Pictures from the 2017-2018 Season

Home » Salmon More Salmon Fishing Pics from the 2017-18 Season With Charles Smith Erik Vanderzet and myself with a salmon each on the start of a great day fishing the clear edge on the Rakaia River, we caught More...

The author Charles Smith with a Rakaia gut salmon caught one morning as the river was rising. 2017-2018 Salmon Season.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Salmon Season Prospects for 2017-2018 with Charles Smith

Salmon Season 2017-2018 off to a Great Start! The author Charles Smith with a Rakaia gut salmon caught one morning as the river was rising. Salmon Season 2017-2018. The season so far looks great compared to More...

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By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Salmon Salvage at Highbank Powerstation on the Rakaia River

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...