Category Archives: Rakaia River

Rakaia River Trout and Salmon Fishing Destinations. Sea-run trout and salmon near the river mouth, and rainbows in the mid and upper reaches. Sea-run salmon from November until April.

Rakaia River Mouth a Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Johnny Richards with a big sea-run brown trout caught at the Rakaia River mouth.

Home » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers » Rakaia River Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually low flows over summer. During October and November we can expect at least one or two big More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 1 year ago
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 » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers » Rakaia River 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 More...

A quad bike returning to South Rakaia Huts. I estimate that it will take at least one hour to walk from South Rakaia Huts along the length of the lagoon to the river mouth itself.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Rakaia Lagoon – stretches lake-like for 5km into the distance – trout and salmon fishing

Rakaia Lagoon February 2012 Above a successful angler cleans a salmon at the western end of the Rakaia River Lagoon on 7 February 2012. While behind him the long lagoon stretches lake-like for some 5km into the 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...

man holding bright silver 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 » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers » Rakaia River Rakaia River Salmon Fishing – Latest pics and Videos Provided the sea and river are clear, salmon anglers fish the surf at low 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 » Destinations S.I. » Canterbury » Canterbury Rivers » Rakaia River More Salmon Fishing Pics from the 2017-18 Season With Charles Smith Erik Vanderzet and myself with a salmon each on the start of 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...

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 are as strong as ever More...