salmon season 2012-13

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  • #22564
    CharlesSmith
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    iv watched so many people fish thru holes for hours with no luck at all then one of us first time thru will hit one, Constancy in your cast placement is a big one i was brought up learning from my father, as Kevo said good weight to stay down in the “strike zone”! A angler who chucks and luck will be out fished buy any angler who has made the observations thought about the processes needed and correctly done the methods right cast after cast.

    #22565
    burkefish
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    another thing to watch out for especially in the lower reaches of rivers is to take note of where you see salmon surfacing, if you see 2 or more in the same area over time, target you casts through it. salmon tend to to follow a ‘path of lest resistance’ or channels in shallow water or along the edges in swift water as they are about conserving their energy.

    #22568
    yellowfin
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    It’s about attitude, the successful guys fish their spinner back to shore, they think about what that lure is doing, how it’s behaving and if they’re not happy they alter the retrieve- lure weight etc. Some dudes cast out and wind in with little thought all day long, almost as if they’re in automatic mode like robots. The guys who say it’s all luck catch very little..I honestly believe that.

    #22570
    CharlesSmith
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    kevo85

    #22571
    burkefish
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    yes, agree with that. salmon fish 5 months of the year,spend the whole year thinking about it and how to improve your chances, modifying your gear, reading about it sharing tips etc. its an addiction, wouldn’t change it.

    #22576
    brumoo
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    Hi All entry forms out now for NZSalmon Anglers Comppitition on 16th March at most fishing shops or vist http://www.nzsalmonanglers.co.nz

    #22577
    the plug
    Participant

    On that note, Ross Millichamp’s book salmon fever is essential reading for anyone that wants to learn how to catch a salmon

    #22581
    burkefish
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    yes and salmon country b y Jack byrne is as well. it is also amazing what you can glean from books written over the last 80 to hundred year from europe and america. always reckon its not fish that change its those who chase them. one of the best afternoons i’ve have had fishing hardly had a cast, met an ‘old’ fellow – was 90 over on the st gully side. he had fished for salmon and trout at the mak since 1923. the information and stories were amazing. my only regret has been i had no means of recording it and that history and info is lost.

    #22583
    ash243
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    has anyone heard how the Rangi’s going

    #22584
    yellowfin
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    What’s the rule of thumb for the Mak mouth?? Couple hours either side of low tide??…Not much happening the last couple of evenings.. Dropped a good Kawhai on Sat night, Thought it was a Salmon as was retrieving slowly…. Then it went aerial!!

    #22585
    brumoo
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    i fish 4 hours before low tide and 1 hour on incomming but who knows salmon can be there any time

    #22593
    burkefish
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    5 salmon on the rocks this morning, salmon showing themselves over the whole area for the first time, usually a sign of a build up of numbers. at lest 3 seen heading up the kaiapoi.

    #22594
    CharlesSmith
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    10 salmon taken at rangitata today 8 in gut 2 in the surf

    #22598
    yellowfin
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    Fished the Mac Rocks from 7-9pm tonight. None caught, none seen.

    #22599
    burkefish
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    2 on the rocks 1 in a boat up to 2.30pm, a lot of fish activity early in outgoing tide sloed down as wind came up and tide turned.

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