salmon season 2012-13

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  • #22437
    CharlesSmith
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    #22438
    yellowfin
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    I know photos can be deceptive, and although that fish is a cracker, I really do struggle to see it going anywhere near that weight..25lb at the most judging by that one pic.

    #22439
    yellowfin
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    Although not a salmon this fish is still 30lbs..is that salmon 5lb heavier? https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/ … 0626_n.jpg

    #22440
    yellowfin
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    I totally agree with Kevo, sorry that salmon is no way near 30lbs+. looks much smaller

    #22441
    CharlesSmith
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    yea totaly agree with you guys! Altho the glenavy pub has the weigh in center with the offical recorded fish that he caught with 3 others around that 13+kg mark overall condition of fish this season has been superb last Monday evening we weighed 3 salmon that went 24.2lbs 25.5 and 24lbs at the rakaia surf south side that 3 lucky anglers caught.

    #22443
    yellowfin
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    keep in mind with the photo in the paper, the fish is angeled, you dont get any idea on how deep the fish is, the one i saw from Taieri River today was similar length but incredible deep. I beleive the Kurow fish was officialy weighed too.
    will work on getting the photo tomorrow for the Taieri fish.

    I need to get on the board bad haha!

    #22444
    yellowfin
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    I Agree with Kevo there. Still I’m jealous and would love a fish that size!!! and want to get off the dreaded “0”

    #22445
    Stufish
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    He must be very strong to hold a 35 lb er in one hand !!!! Saw a 24lber at Waimak and that was close to waist to ground. But hey he has landed a real nice fish this season and I’m still on zero….. good on him.

    #22446
    burkefish
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    from what I’ve seen this year, the fish are shorter deeper and very wide across the back. I have been taking measurments – lenght and girth -of fish for 23 years. a 15 lb fish 30ins long and 18 to20ins in girth is in top condition. so basically a top condition fish must be 2/3 of its lenght in girth. it seems that that once a fish reachs 30ins, every inch it grows after that adds between 2-3lbs to its weight. salmon put on lenght before they put on weight, whereas trout grow lenght and weight equally when they have reached about 10ins and are naturally slower growing than salmon as well as potentially living longer.

    #22447
    Fishunter
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    Hu Guys ,i wander about that 35pdr? from Kurow,iv had the odd 30pdr yrs ago,35pdr ?Iv got a 28pd rainbow around that size and he s a big long thick fish.

    #22450
    harryhunt
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    must have been feeding on shingle on the way up river lol,stil a bloody good fish though good on him

    #22451
    yellowfin
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    https://fishingmag.co.nz/waitaki-bigpic9salmon.htm This I can believe is 35lb, well the big one anyway.

    #22453
    CharlesSmith
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    Fished the rakaia disarvo after work for sea runners seen afew salmon around got this pearler 2nd biggest fish 4 me this season tipped the scales at 25.2 lbs mate got limit bag with two 17lbs fish. picture will be up 2moro asap

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/24160563 … tif_t=like

    #22455
    yellowfin
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    Great stuff Charles. Where you fishing the Surf??

    #22457
    Stufish
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    Great to hear about the big Salmon Charles cant wait for the pic :smile: What are the conditions like down at the mouth ie: south end and just the one mouth now and colour ? Cheers

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