Salmon

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  • #6616
    yellowfin
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    Hi guys

    New to this forum. I normally use tackle tactics as other Hawkes Bay fisherman do. I posted a few question about Salmon fishing down south which no one was able to answer, someone suggested i ask around on this forum.

    The missus is dragging me down to Wanaka for a couple of months in just over a week. I fugure its a good chance to acheive a couple of goals i set myself a while ago including shooting a thar, chamois and catching a salmon.

    Had planned on fishing around the salmon farms for a Salmon. Are there a few around. What about Wanaka or Hawea? can Salmon be caught on fly this time of year from the lakes? Any advise at all would be appreciated.

    Cheers!

    Andy

    #10728
    yellowfin
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    Lake Coleridge might be your best bet for salmon at this time of the year. Wanaka will at least have brown trout. Someone else on here might know more, otherwise try the fish & game website.

    #10729
    yellowfin
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    Cheers Booger will look up Coleridge on a map. Only my second time down south so dont know the area at all.. i emagine most of the salmon will be spawning up the tributaries. Really keen to tick another species of the list if you know what i mean.

    #10731
    yellowfin
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    I think the spawning would’ve finished a while ago but there are landlocked salmon in some lakes – They’re supposed to be quite small (around 2kg?) compared with the salmon that enter rivers to spawn from late spring to early autumn (5-15kg?). If you’re after a big salmon then you’re probably here at the wrong time. Once again, the fish and game site should have more info on this, and of course there’s this site too – have a look through some of the freshwater articles on here.

    #10733
    yellowfin
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    coleridge i wioudnt say is any where near the vacinity of queenston/wanaka though

    #10734
    yellowfin
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    Yeah, depends if he’s flying down or driving down, it would be a bit of a detour if driving, but at least he’d have a chance of catching one there.

    #10735
    yellowfin
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    yea thats if hes lucky of course lol :P caught alot of salmon there with different methods spinning flyfishing and spinnin with a fly behind a bubble float fav flys there were a dads favourite and cryndons creeper.

    #10750
    yellowfin
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    Thanks Guys… :)

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