- 14/03/2008 at 4:51 am #10447
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.14/03/2008 at 6:28 am #10448
was down the waimak last weekend and have heard its beencrap and hasnt started to fire. unless it has started this week14/03/2008 at 9:07 am #10449
Apparently there were quite a few salmon caught yesterday at the waimak, but not many today.14/03/2008 at 11:29 am #10450
Yea the Mak is running pretty hot atm!! There hs been a humm round work about the last few days!!15/03/2008 at 3:51 am #10451
yea heard today from someone that is has fired up heard reports of 60 last week sumtime15/03/2008 at 3:51 am #10452
saw 4 caugt at bmx track today to landed both of great size and 2 lost16/03/2008 at 2:38 am #10454
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.16/03/2008 at 2:57 am #10455
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 bigger16/03/2008 at 6:47 am #10457
Booger16/03/2008 at 11:50 pm #10460
BobBond00Salmon17/03/2008 at 4:27 am #10461
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 brooklands18/03/2008 at 7:04 am #10469
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.21/03/2008 at 12:29 am #10488
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.21/03/2008 at 6:16 am #10489
grimace22/03/2008 at 4:17 am #10493
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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