Salmon Season 2007 / 2008

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  • #10447

    BobBond00Salmon
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    Anyone have any recent reports on the Salmon runs in any of our salmon rivers…I have heard the Waimak is firing?
    I fished tentburn and took my first season fish last weekend. Only two landed for the whole day I was there…and plenty of fisherman.

    #10448

    yellowfin
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    was down the waimak last weekend and have heard its beencrap and hasnt started to fire. unless it has started this week

    #10449

    yellowfin
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    Apparently there were quite a few salmon caught yesterday at the waimak, but not many today.

    #10450

    yellowfin
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    Yea the Mak is running pretty hot atm!! There hs been a humm round work about the last few days!!

    #10451

    yellowfin
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    yea heard today from someone that is has fired up heard reports of 60 last week sumtime

    #10452

    yellowfin
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    saw 4 caugt at bmx track today to landed both of great size and 2 lost

    #10454

    yellowfin
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    Were the Kaiapoi salmon caught on bait? I thought about getting some pilchards but they look too big to use as whole bait for salmon, I’m thinking anchovies would be a more realistic size, though one guy I was talking to reckoned that salmon are quite attracted to the smell/taste of pilchards in particular.

    #10455

    yellowfin
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    yes and yea if you get the southern bait pillies tyey are ideal size to use whole anchovies are also good although i thinkthey are fairly small the two i saw landed were about 15lb mayb bigger

    #10457

    BobBond00Salmon
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    Booger

    #10460

    yellowfin
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    BobBond00Salmon

    #10461

    yellowfin
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    its abit hard to go downthe river further at the mouth when most anglers are in the mouth and to get to the south side you really need a 4wd or boat to get to it from pretty much brooklands

    #10469

    yellowfin
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    Has anyone hit up Jim Anderton about stopping trawlers from taking salmon yet? I’m tempted to write him a letter, you go into the supermarkets and there is a ton of salmon for sale, and I’ll bet it didn’t come from a salmon farm. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but to me it looks like Fish & Game have been putting effort in increasing salmon numbers, but who’s benefiting more – the commercial fishermen or the recreational fishermen?
    I was at the waimak for 2-3 hours today and yesterday, and the south bank at the mouth seems to be a lot more successful right now. I counted 80 fishermen on the north bank with 50 4wds parked nearby, and didn’t see any of them catch anything but saw about 5 fish caught at the south.
    I got asked for my fishing license by a ranger because he didn’t know me and said I was using ‘strange gear’ – no point in buying gear just for a few weeks of salmon fishing when a surfcaster can cast a ticer just fine, and out of the 100+ people I was the only one I could see not wearing waders.
    I hooked up to a whopper yesterday – two guys in a boat! I cast out into the middle of the waimak and they suddenly took off in their boat, taking my lure with them at a great speed.

    #10488

    yellowfin
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    All go at Macintoshes this morning. Saw about 8 landed on the bank and as many from the boats while I was there (5:30 – 10:30). Including my first salmon, so I’m pretty cuffed right now.

    #10489

    BobBond00Salmon
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    grimace

    #10493

    yellowfin
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    Prop sized, glasses, bright orange jumper. Was there from half 5 till half 11. Fished halfway along the stand of trees when you turn right at the end of the track.

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