Hi guys, I currently live in Invercargill, and I am wondering if any salmon have been seen in the surrounding rivers? I have been down here 5 years now, and never caught a salmon yet. Not even sure they run down here. I do hear of the occasional person talk about catching one, but not sure if it’s another fish story. Thanks guys for help.
Southland is not a salmon stronghold mate..the clutha does have a small run which they are trying to improve with hatchery releases at present, but it’s a huge river with few salmon, so the chances are not high.From memory, I believe they catch a few from some dam down that way but which one it is I’m clueless.Canterbury is where it is at when it comes to salmon
They catch a few below the Roxbrough hydro dam although that is in Otago and a fair way from Invercargill.
Tairei mouth is also a good spot but agian that is also in Otago. Ive heard the Wairu river in western Southland is ok not sure if its ok to fish though with the didymo.