Salmon are caught by anglers over summer spin fishing from the beach right next to the middle of town in Kaikoura (see below).
Kaikoura Coast Fishing Part 2 – Salmon fishing, tips, spots, species

Kaikoura Coast Fishing, Part 2 – Tips, spots, species Kaikoura Coast Fishing part 2 Kaikoura.

Andy Greager and Adrian Barker hauling the beach seine net from the Rakaia Lagoon.
Rakaia Lagoon Study – Species of Fish Recorded July 1980 – July 1981

Rakaia Lagoon Study – Species of Fish Recorded July 1980 – July 1981 by Tony.

Photograph: Lyndsay Bishop (left), and Allan Burgess with limit bags caught from small boat in the Waimakariri River.
How to Catch Salmon – 12 Tips to get you started landing a salmon!

How to Catch Salmon – 12 Tips to get you started by Allan Burgess How to.

Small rivers, big Alaskan salmon. The ocean is only 300 metres away.
Alaskan Salmon Fishing

Alaskan Salmon Fishing, Kenai Peninsula David Maddock-Jones and wife Julie take a very successful working.

kahawai caught at the mouth of the Wairau Diversion, Marlborough
Wairau River and Diversion, Marlborough Salmon and Trout Fishing

Wairau River and Wairau Diversion, Marlborough Sea-run trout, rainbow trout, salmon – plus whitebait, kahawai,.

Salmon anglers fishing the surf at sunrise. Orari River mouth. Photograph courtesy of Josh Mcmillian.
Orari River Trout and Salmon Fishing – South Canterbury

Orari River – Salmon, Brown Trout, Surfcasting and whitebaiting A few salmon are still landed.

41lb Waitaki River Salmon.
Waitaki River Salmon Fishing Contest Winning fish weights since 1984

Waitaki River Salmon Weights During the 1990s I spent a good deal of time salmon.

Northern end of the Hurunui River lagoon during the salmon season.
Hurunui River Salmon and Trout Fishing – Photographs and 2018 Update

Hurunui River Trout and Salmon Fishing Video The Hurunui River is one of the best.

Johnny Richards with a big sea-run brown trout caught at the Rakaia River mouth.
Rakaia River Mouth a Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually low flows.

Rangitata River (Rangi) 17 lb salmon 7 January 2008. This photograph courtesy of Malcolm Bell - The Complete Angler.
To catch four salmon from four different rivers during just one season

The four rivers were the Hurunui, Waimakariri, Rakaia and Rangitata Greg Martin’s run of good.