Fish Caught in the Canals

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  • #53240

    Allan Burgess
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    Here is a good 12-pound rainbow caught in Ohau A. The second picture is of the unusual soft bait that it was taken on.

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    #53256

    Anonymous

    Good fish that!

    #53285

    troutfishernz
    Participant

    good fish was at the tekapo canal last weekend slow fishing only caught 1 small
    salmon..

    #53286

    Allan Burgess
    Keymaster

    Plenty of anglers travel to the canals from Christchurch just for the day or weekend. If you can stay for a week you can try out different places and methods.

    #54201

    Allan Burgess
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    Logan Ahlfeld with massive big old hook-jawed brown trout from the Twizel Canals. What a ripper of a fish.

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    #54770

    Allan Burgess
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    Mark Webb, manager of Central South Island Fish & Game, checking fishing licenses at the Ohau A Canal. Much interesting info can be had by doing so. Such as the numbers of anglers who travel to the canals from the North Island regularly, and even from Australia!

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    #54936

    troutfishernz
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    Was up at the canals yesterday lots of manky/spent salmon around. fished at Ohau C wall and could see them swimming in schools of around 15-20 fish but they where still pretty hard to catch. biggest I caught was about 10lb didn’t see many silver ones caught.

    #54937

    Allan Burgess
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    I’ve seen spent salmon in the Tekapo Canal near the bridge just up from the salmon farm. They would be resting almost motionless near the bank, looking almost dead, but then slowly swim back towards the middle of the canal when you approach the bank. I haven’t seen them in the Ohau Canals but they must be there I guess. Manky salmon do look a bit disturbing!

    #54938

    Allan Burgess
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    Here’s a really big rainbow jack from Ohau A. It weighed an ounce or so short of 35lb.

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    #55083

    troutfishernz
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    fished at Ohau C yesterday still a few spent salmon around but managed a couple of good silver ones at 7lb and 3lb plus mate lost a good sized trout.

    #55084

    Allan Burgess
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    That’s good to hear. A mate of mine has caught some monsters in Ohau C.

    #55607

    troutfishernz
    Participant

    Fished at Ohau C yesterday, was fishing pretty good, got a bag limit of Salmon biggest about 5lb plus one about 3lb with a full tail.. also this Rainbow Trout, didnt weight it but looked about to be in the 25-30lb range

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    #55609

    Allan Burgess
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    Wow! That’s a great looking bright red fish. Well done!

    #55626

    Allan Burgess
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    Allan Burgess releasing a good size rainbow trout in the Ohau A canal.
    The second pic is a fat rainbow hen taken in the Tekapo Canal Stilling Basin by this Christchurch angler on a Tasmanian Devil. An old lure that casts and catches trout very well, even in the canals. Mind you the Stilling Basin is probably more like a still water, at least in parts.

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    #56469

    troutfishernz
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    went to the canals today. fished at Ohau B and C, was pretty slow overall but then we didn’t get there till about 8.30 and buy that time is was already pretty hot. Nothing caught at Ohau C cought a Few salmon around the dam wall at Ohau B but nothing huge, something interesting to note some of the Salmon we caught where already starting to colour up not really dark but more of a bronze colour, kept one about 5lb that was gut hooked still had red meat but starting to turn white near the tail..

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