Category Archives: Canterbury Rivers

Canterbury River Fishing Destinations. The destinations included in this category are rivers of the North Canterbury Fish and Game Region. Canterbury rivers also contain bullies, mullet (in their tidal reaches), and eels. Some also have course fish like rudd and carp. Kahawai, particularly juveniles, will also enter rivers sometimes travelling several kilometres upstream to the extent of tidal influence.

Rangitata River Salmon Fishing

Allan Burgess with 26 pound salmon at the Rangitata River.

Rangitata River Salmon Fishing Allan Burgess talks about salmon fishing at the Rangitata River mouth. Many anglers regard the Rangitata River as the best salmon fishing river in the South Island. The ‘Rangi’ as it is affectionately known, is a relatively small river with midsummer flows mostly well under 100 cumecs (cubic metres per second). More...

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Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing Competition winner 2012-featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntosh’s Rocks, 2km from Mouth 2017 Pics

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers » Page 2 Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntosh’s Rocks, 2kms from the Mouth 2017 Salmon Pics, Video and Report (scroll down) This is More...

Brian Mercer's Hurunui-River monster trout weighed 14 lbs 10 oz
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Hurunui River Monster Trout on Scarborough Reel, and Rapala

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers » Page 2 Hurunui River Monster Trout on Scarborough Reel, 6lb line and Rapala by Lex Coutts Brian and his Hurunui-River monster trout smile for the camera. Some 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...

Lake Tennyson
By Allan Burgess On Friday, July 31st, 2015
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Lake Tennyson and the Clarence River by Piscator

Lake Tennyson and the Clarence River Lake Tennyson is in the headwaters of the Clarence River, Nelson-Marlborough region. Holds good numbers of medium sized trout according to Fish & Game. The Clarence River More...

Waimakariri salmon Greg.
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...

Leigh Tobeck with a very fat 7.5 pound searun brown trout taken in the Rangitata River. What a well fed fish! Photograph by Darryl French.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting

Lesly (Haggis from Scotland) with his limit bag from the Rangitata River. 22 and 26 lbs. Photo: Darryl French. Rangitata River Salmon, Trout, and Surfcasting with Allan Burgess The “Rangi” as it is affectionately More...

Every now and again a much bigger wave comes sweeping in. It is essential to keep a sharp lookout should a quick retreat back up the beach become necessary. Several sets of eyes on the lookout are an advantage.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Whitebait Scoop Netting at the Rakaia River Mouth, Canterbury – November 2011

Whitebait Scoop Netting Rakaia River Mouth Photographs Allan Burgess Whitebaiters fish the surf on the north side of the Rakaia River mouth during late November 2011. Often the best runs of whitebait are towards More...

Carey Prior with his second only trout caught on a fly - a woppa 6kg (13lbs).
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Ellesmere, Lake – Night Fishing Lake Ellesmere River Tributaries

Night Fishing the Rivers Flowing into Canterbury’s Lake Ellesmere with Keith Chin For me night fishing has a charm of its own, especially after a bright and hot day is replaced with the coolness More...