Re: South Island: Where to go on mid February?

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fishsnatcher
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central otago if you fish on any of the canals use a live bait on a weight directly off the dam. In some places you will catch small, farmed salmon that have escaped, but mostly trout.

Waitaki and Rakaia river for salmon, January through to March are the best times so youwould be right in the middle.
Waitaki has some of the biggest salmon, maybe the biggest in New Zealand.
Go spinning at the mouth with silver chizel [silver hexagon-wobler].