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To catch four salmon from four different rivers during just one season

Rangitata River (Rangi) 17 lb salmon 7 January 2008. This photograph courtesy of Malcolm Bell - The Complete Angler.

Hurunui River 14 lb salmon 31 December 2007. The four rivers were the Hurunui, Waimakariri, Rakaia and Rangitata Greg Martin’s run of good luck started on the 26th of December 2007 with a 16lb salmon from the Waimakariri River. Then followed a 14lb fish from the Hurunui River on the 31st of December. The New Year started in grand fashion More...

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By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Salmon Salvage at Highbank Powerstation on the Rakaia River (updated)

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...

Three anglers examine a salmon catch. The Hunt for Houdini.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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Finding Salmon – The Hunt for Houdini – A Canterbury Salmon Story

Home » Salmon » Page 2 Finding Salmon – The Hunt for Houdini by Linley “Honestly I had one on but it got away. I have a vivid mental picture of the salmon I might just as easily have caught, and I’ve More...

Our combined morning's catch. Not bad at all considering the horrible rain and wind.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Salmon Fishing in the Pouring Rain – Early Morning – Rakaia River Gut

Home » Salmon » Page 2 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 – More...

Morris Clark sits atop his prizes; a brand new Kawasaki 300cc quad bike. Rakaia Salmon Fishing Contest.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Contest Photographs

Rakaia River Salmon Contests Photographs 2003-2010 Photographs Allan Burgess A second gallery will be posted on this page soon!  More...

Landlocked Quinnat Salmon.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Landlocked Quinnat Salmon – Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Home » Salmon » Page 2 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 More...

Massive 38lb salmon taken in the Waimakariri River when the fishery was in much better shape than it is today. Salmon Fishery in Crisis. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
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Salmon Fishery in Crisis? South Island Sea-Run Salmon Numbers Down

Home » Salmon » Page 2 Salmon Fishery in Crisis? by Allan Burgess Massive 38lb salmon taken in the Waimakariri River “back in the day” when the fishery was in much better shape than it is now. We haven’t More...

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By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Canterbury Lure Rod – for Salmon and Sea-run Trout – Video

Home » Salmon » Page 2 Canterbury Lure Rod Canterbury Lure Rod Short Video A short video of the Canterbury Lure Rod in action by salmon anglers fishing the Rakaia River gut. This setup is a local Canterbury innovation More...

Caught in 1997, this salmon is still my pride and joy!
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
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My Best Fishing Days Recalled – When the Adrenalin Flows

Home » Salmon » Page 2 My Best Fishing Days Recalled Caught in 1997, this salmon is still my pride and joy! Over the years we can catch many fish and at the time the sport has given us much enjoyment and pleasure 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, May 19th, 2018
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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 is fresh from the sea. Also called King, Chinook and Quinnat Salmon Also known as King More...