salmon season 2012-13

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  • #21713
    burkefish
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    Starting to hear rumours of sightings and heard of one14lb caught in the Kaiapoi. time to service the reels repack my bag, have fixed the waders. need to sort what zedies to start the season with (colours etc, will change). always seem to end the season with totally different ones. now all I need is for the river to clear a bit.

    #21714
    yellowfin
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    Im just waiting for a nice calm day to head out on the harbour with my kayak, too much wind recently.

    fingers crossed for this Sunday! not looking good though,

    #21728
    burkefish
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    Well the fish smoking seems to be a success.seem to have most of it right,vacpacking can be tricky. only certain types of plastic seem to work, anyway found a cheaper supply. going to try different types of wood and mixtures and have sourced 4 different types so far- should be interesting. now all we need is a clear river and a few fish in it.

    #21729
    burkefish
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    Just seen an interesting article on about the interbreeding of hatchery and wild salmon, that has come to the conclusion that its not detrimental to a fishery but does enhance the return rates. could have implications for our fisheries. also of interset is that the fraser river is having good returns of all species, often that then reflects on returns here. hope so.

    #21734
    burkefish
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    went and had a look at the Mak today to see what damage the flood had caused. surprised none. no mud just sand washed down, has built up some of the banks and whitebait are moving so are the silveries. need a couple more days for searuns but doesn’t look like the weather will cooperate going by the forecast.

    #21743
    burkefish
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    hear there are salmon being caught off the beach at kaikoura. won’t be long before they are down here. now all we need is for the river to clear a bit !!!!!!!

    #21756
    yellowfin
    Participant

    once river clears into it i think im to over excited for this season :grin:

    #21783
    yellowfin
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    Man you guys are either lucky or keen. Salmon dont really start running till March in the Waitaki. Im still fully hooked on the whitebaiting. I dont even buy a license untill December.

    #21784
    burkefish
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    Can usually hear of a few salmon taken in the rakaia in october, the mak varies a bit. january is the most common month for me, though 5 of the years since 2000 the first of the season has been by the end of december. have had 2 in mid november.latest for fish is 2 years in march. think this year will be an early one, if the rivers clear.

    #21821
    yellowfin
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    1 salmon caught in the kaiapoi today around 10 am. just upstream from kaiapoi rugby club , was talking to an older chap fishing there and he had one in a sack on the bank,sat there for a while talking to him before carrying on my way through to christchurch. would have been 10 or 11 pound caught on pilchards

    #21822
    burkefish
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    time to put the gear in the car. will go and have a look tomorrow.

    #21824
    burkefish
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    had a look around the kaiapoi mouth for a couple of hours, found where the drop offs are and a new sand bar thats about 20 metres into the river. found two snags that claimed two of my zeddies. will try the over side on friday. whitebaiters are seeing some rises in the discoloured water- think they are seatrout.

    #21827
    yellowfin
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    hey larry how long do you reakon till we can fish mak im keen spend few hours on this new freesh of water :grin:

    #21829
    burkefish
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    way its dropping could be ok sunday, though at the level it is now might get 1or2 coming up to the kaiapoi. will ckeck it out tomorrow afternoon.

    #21830
    yellowfin
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    sweet ill see you out there

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