We fished the Hurrinui mouth last weekend (14th and 15th)very quiet with only a three of salmon landed over the weekend.(plenty kahawai in the surf)
Unfortunately there was a small chilly bag (containing a few spools of new mono) left behind up on top of the beach beside a big log.
It had a "Rakaia Salmon Competition" emblem on it.If anyone has…[Read more]
Here is a video of the fin clipping event that took place on Saturday 21 February.It was great to see so many regular salmon anglers helping out with the task of clipping 90,000 salmon smelt.
The strong southerly wind can be a good time to be out.Here is a link to some video taken on a windy day at McIntosh’s earlier this month.The first salmon had just been sliced and diced along it’s upper back,probably by a seal.
Great job all involved.The salmon anglers assn are putting a lot of effort in.Lets prey that the forecast heavy rain during this coming week does not affect the local and foothill spawning streams and creeks to much.
The Kaiapoi might be a bit murky for a while as the Ecan crew is clearing out the upper Silverstream using an NCK dragline.It’s usually done about this time of the year to clear out all the overgrowth of weeds and water cress etc.
I think about 10 caught this morning till about noon.They were spread all over,some in boats some on rocks one in paticular on the point was landed and the guys there ya-ho’d and cheered out so loudly for the lucky guy,it could be heard from the bottom end.
Well done Lukeron.That looks like a fin clipped fish.I landed one from the Rakaia earlier today also with a similar size with a circular chunk out of the side just behind the dorsal fin. Didn’t look like hook marks but maybe something at sea? Hmmmmm comments anyone?
I went out on Friday evening between the two bridges at the Wiamak and used the two feathered lure method as suggested.
It does work and I managed to catch and land a large flounder of all things.It took a small "parsons glory" fair and square in the corner of its mouth.
Made for a yummy lunch yesterday on the BBQ.
Well all the salmon rivers are going up and down with massive flows and huge amounts of rain in the back country.This will surely change the channels and perhaps create a few good holes.The question is what will happen to all the young smolts in the rivers systems at the moment?
I agree.For a scoop net ulstron is definately the way to go.On a large net the amount of drag through the water is significantly more with kiwi or other types of netting.I once had a new scoop net made of that kiwi stuff and on an incoming tide It was almost impossible to hold it in the current.The Ultsron netting I beleive is more durable and…[Read more]
Ecan have started the annual cleaning out of weed from silverstream with an NCK dragline so there may be a fair bit of debris and discolouration coming down the Kaiapoi and into Mac’s for the next few weeks.
Hi cinick:In my experience its very common to get a take just at the end of the swing against the bank especially in deep rocky pools up river so it’s always a good idea to approach the hole quietly from the top and work your way down and fish it right to the very end of the swing.kbel.
In my experience after a big flood on the rakaia there remains a fair amount of silt or slick and the river will take longer than normal to clear sufficient for fishing.
Others in the know will probably comment but its just a matter of getting out and giving it a go once the flow is at about 200 cumecs and also keeping an ear out for current…[Read more]
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