Winter Salmon fishing is still a happening thing on the Tekapo and Ohau canals but despite the drive being picturesque this time of year, the scenery at the canals is a bit bland to say the least.
Of the two, more reports have been heard locally of the Ohau B Canal, just south of Twizel, turn left near the Salmon shop (easy to find) and follow the road down and across the power station.
Fish below the farm rafts from the south side with grub imitations (or live HuHu grub), brown blobby looking flies that emulate the salmon food, or simply spin fish.
Salmon from 2lb to double figures have been reported there this past season.
Word of caution: The roads are very icy now so extra care when driving is insisted!