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More Salmon Fishing Pictures from the 2017-2018 SeasonDave's salmon was in great condition, Its good to see the salmon in better condition this 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. 

Casting over the surf behind the old railway station at Kaikoura.

Surfcasting Tips for Beginners NZ – Tackle, baits, when, where & how to catch fish!

 

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler in Christchurch caught this beaut elephant fish surfcasting at Birdlings Flat December 2016.

Surfcasting Birdlings Flat and Kaitorete Spit – steep shelving shingle beach. If you are targeting rig, moki and elephant fish you are more likely to be successful by using baits such as crab, tautau, prawns and shrimps.

The author Charles Smith with a Rakaia gut salmon caught one morning as the river was risingSalmon Season Prospects for 2017-2018 with Charles Smith – The season so far looks great compared to the previous two seasons. Salmon condition is a lot better with deeper chunky salmon caught. The run for the Rakaia River has been good with early catches in November and December.

Salmon Salvage at Highbank Powerstation on the Rakaia River

The Best Salmon Fishing Rivers New Zealand MapTyler Brown Rakaia alternative pic. – 27 waters in all. Much of the secret to successful salmon angling is knowing where to fish, and when. Be prepared to move around depending on where the salmon are being caught, river levels, surf conditions, and so on.

Fishing On The South Islands Wild West CoastThe author with a typical Lake Moeraki brown trout. The trout provide excellent sport on light spinning gear. Photo courtesy of Vern Harvey. Lake Moeraki, Westland, Brown Trout Fishing by Dick Marquand…more

 

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. The silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation.Best Kahawai Fishing Lure – Sprat shaped lures might be the best – Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. This silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation. Consider that Malcolm owns a huge fishing tackle store! Watch video! More…

A 35lb rainbow trout from the Twizel Canals.

Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Ohau, Pukaki and Tekapo Canals Video Twizel Canals Fishing Tips – Plus 35lb rainbow video (scroll down) Tom Racz with a handsome rainbow jack More…

Great White Shark

Sharks Found In New Zealand Waters. Including Sevengillers, Elephantfish And Big Game Sharks like the Thresher And Mako

 

Ponds with Monty Wright

Otago Fishing Ponds – Fishing Challenging Small Waters in the Otago Lakes District Pondering Ponds with Monty Wright Monty with a 2.5kg jack from the pond behind, Central Otago. Fishing ponds More…

Sea-run Trout in the Shag, Clutha, Toko and Taieri Rivers – Sea-run Trout in the Taieri River by Brad Martin 

Fly Rod Harling – A useful fishing method and a lot of fun with Monty Wright

Fly Rod Harling on Lake Hawea – Harling is trolling on lakes for trout and landlocked salmon with flies. With Monty Wright

The Nimmo brothers from Springfield who were camping under canvas at the flock hill end of the lake back in the 1950s. Note some of the massive trout which were typical of the size back then. Photo courtesy of Kevin Belcher. Scroll down for a larger version of the photograph.

Lake Pearson – Easy access from the nearby highway for trout fishing The Nimmo brothers from Springfield who were camping under canvas at the flock hill end of the lake back in the 1950s. Note some of the massive trout which were typical of the size back then. Photo courtesy of Kevin Belcher. Scroll down for a larger version of the photograph. Lake Sarah And Lake Grasmere have re-opened

Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing Competition winner.

Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing, McIntosh’s Rocks, 2km from Mouth 2017 Pics Waimakariri River Salmon Fishing Competition winner. 

Waimakariri River Trout and Salmon, 88 photos, maps, access

Canterbury Lure Rod

Fishing Tackle The Canterbury lure rod is a local innovation designed to get a lure down to the bottom of the river. 

 

The author with a 16.8kg Bay of Plenty yellowtail kingfish taken on 10kg line. Bay of Plenty Kingfish – How to find and catch kingis How to Catch Kingfish in the Bay of Plenty with Andrew Padlie

 

Screwing down the rings. Don't forget to wipe around the rim of each jar with a clean cloth so you get a good seal.

How to guide to Bottling Salmon – The Americans call this process canning even when glass jars are used.  Tips on bottling, smoking, and freezing fish.

 

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Lake Alexandrina sits at 732 m above sea level. At this high elevation, it regularly receives a heavy coating of snow in winter. The 6.4sq km lake, which measures 7.2km long by about 900m wide, is home to fishing baches (cribs), and a wide variety of birdlife. In this short video, we take a look at the huddle of private angler accommodation and the waterfront at the southern end of Lake Alexandrina (article and video).

Releasing a 9.5kg (21lb) rainbow trout back into the Ohau A Canal, near Twizel, in the Mackenzie Country, South Island, New Zealand. Ebook promo. Click this link for more info on The Complete Guide to Fishing the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess