- 20/10/2011 at 6:26 pm #7073troudthunterParticipant
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.20/10/2011 at 6:48 pm #18921troudthunterParticipant
Sorry guys, missed one river on the previous post. Has anyone had any luck on the Clutha river? I am heading up there hopefully this weekend.21/10/2011 at 6:19 am #18930yellowfinParticipant
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 salmon21/10/2011 at 6:33 am #18931troutfishernzParticipant
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.22/11/2011 at 8:02 am #19455yellowfinParticipant
yes try waiau, oreti, mataura and bluff wharf with float and anchovy, sprat, pilchard or small yelloweye mullet on x2 2/0 hooks, salmon lures a rivers
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