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Salmon caught fishing from the beach behind the railway station at Kaikoura.
salmon are caught spin fishing for kahawai from the beach in front of the old railway station

Surprisingly salmon are caught by anglers spin fishing for kahawai from the beach in front of the old railway station. This is right near the middle of town.

The best way to catch a slamon is to spin fish with a silver lure rather than use baited hooks. The salmon prefer to chase their food! A ticer lure (also called a hex wobbler) weighing about 55 to 68 g is the best lure to use. Just cast out from the beach as far as you can and wind it back in close to the bottom. Wind faster if there are kahawai present as they seem to go for faster bait fish.

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