02/12/2008 at 11:02 pm #6712
Since there was a topic “salmon season 2007/2008′ why not one for this coming season?
Any salmon news post it here!07/01/2009 at 10:26 am #12087
Hey where are all the Salmon? lol.
Went out to Kairaki last night for a flick(Waimak looked ok from the old bridge). 1st time out since last season, geez what a different place! Water was very discoloured so had a couple of doz casts to get my hand in anyway.
Couldnt believe the amount of water & debris considering it must have been close to low tide, & it is much wider than last year. Must have been some decent floods I suspect to change it so drastically. Southside looks interesting though, appears to be deeper over there(?) with a lot of the bank/beach eroded away too.
I havent heard squat about the season so far. Where are the fish being taken ? Is the Waimak producing when clear?
Any/all info appreciated.
G.07/01/2009 at 7:20 pm #12089
Havent heard much about the waimak but the rakaia and rangi have fish. That is if you can find some clean water!!07/01/2009 at 7:35 pm #12090
yea the waimak was ina huge flood a few weeks ao i went down for a drive and there were tree and branches etc all kin of shit floating down an it was nearly up to the road onthe north side and as for down bythe sea i had never seen it so wide07/01/2009 at 7:52 pm #12091
Yeah figured as much, there is still a heap of debris in & around the river. Seemed that every other cast produced the good old “stick-fish” or some other rubbish. Will be a lot of tackle lost this season( if it clears!)
Speaking of how wide the mouth is FG, with the exception of the wee “point” that seems to be the only part of the place that survived from last year. You will have to have a mighty cast to reach the channel at full tide from anywhere else near the mouth.
Might be good for seasons to come though if the fish can get upriver unmolested. They got a thrashing last season.
G.07/01/2009 at 7:55 pm #12092
yea but then again this nw wind the last few days will jnormally bring it into flood again (normally) so maybe it will change its path again12/01/2009 at 8:49 pm #12154
Though almost every1 is cantab fishermen anyway For those who want to know, a few nice salmon have been caught off the Dunedin wharf, no giant ones yet, but a 20lb or two plus quite a few 12-15lb, last time I went there there were about 3 fish caught the day before, though when i went there none were caught [Im a bad Omen! ] Most fish have been caught on bait I have only seen one guy spin fishing from the wharf. Mullet arn’t around the wharf in any great numbers yet, though fresh bait owns frozen so I do a bit of jigging while my salmon bait is out there. I got 2 mullet and 1 barracuta smaller than the mullet, for the 5-6 hours I was there last time!22/01/2009 at 4:13 am #12270
While the clutha isn’t renouned for its salmon fishing, there have been a few caught this summer, the largest of which was 26lbs, this was on the hunting and fishing site.22/01/2009 at 4:40 am #12272
went down to the mak the other day and there are alot of branches etc still in the river saw people having to walk way out into the river to cast as well. needs a serious flood to maybe sort it out22/01/2009 at 6:35 am #12275
Apparently the Rangi is in good order having just gone through a fresh25/01/2009 at 7:41 am #12301
Went for a salmon fish off the Dunedin wharf today, not much happening, one guy had a decent salmon swirl on the surface and then his bait was bitten in half, but he hadn’t used 2 hooks and so it didnt hook up, plenty of sprat around though, for some reason I wasn’t catching any tarakahi for bait, or any spotties blue cod or the like which I could have used, all I had was some old, mussel which was partialy off03/02/2009 at 4:11 am #12405BobBond00SalmonParticipant
1 Day at the Raikia. 3 Days on the rangi. Bag limit last day at Rangitata mouth.
Great 3 days, plenty of fish around. Sadly man lost his life at the Raikia mouth on friday.
I’m getting a buoyancy aid very shortly (long overdue)…and so will a lot more after that tragic morning.
G03/02/2009 at 6:43 am #12411MiliwolfParticipant
I often wear a life jacket while fishing river mouths, and have found the “Extrasport Osprey Fishing PFD” a great one to use. Its designed as a kayaking PFD so allows heaps of movement without much bulk. It has lost of pockets so doubles as a fishing vest. I keep useful tools, spare lures ect in the pockets so makes it even more tempting to wear it. Although its not the cheapest PFD on the market.
Thats it here, I got mine in a light brown which makes it suitable for trout fishing but much less visible….04/02/2009 at 2:37 am #12417BobBond00SalmonParticipant
Miliwolf06/02/2009 at 12:07 am #12434
An interesting thing about catch rates for sea-run salmon http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/Site/Regions/CSI/fishingNews/August12007.aspx
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