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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.

Salmon Salvage at Highbank Powerstation on the Rakaia River

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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 has entered the Highbank Powerstation tailrace and is unable to continue its final journey upstream to spawn. Salmon Salvage at Highbank. More...

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Tyler Brown Rakaia alternative pic.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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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...

Salmon landed in the surf at the Rakaia River mouth in March 2015.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Tips, Access, 66 photos, maps, video

Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics scroll down Foggy early morning salmon fishing in the surf at Canterbury’s Rakaia River Mouth – March 2015. These two salmon were caught in the surf at More...

Canterbury lure rod with two lures.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Canterbury Lure Rod – is used for Salmon and Searun Trout Fishing

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 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...

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...

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...

Sockeye Salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka – Limited to Waitaki River Catchment – Video

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 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...