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Waitaki River Salmon Fishing - North Otago, South Island, New Zealand - Searun Brown Trout

Waitaki Salmon Contest Winner Calder Wilson with Nelson Bolstead
Salmon weighing 16.040kg
The fish of a life time! This monster salmon weighed 16.040kg (35.3lb). It was caught by Calder Wilson (left) during the 1994 Waitaki Salmon Fishing Contest. It is held up for the camera by Nelson Bolstead. Mr Bolstead is a scientist with NIWA. He is an expert on all things "salmon."
Waitaki River Salmon Fishing Contest
Winning salmon
Salmon anglers fishing the gut during the Waitaki River Salmon Fishing Contest.
Salmon anglers Waitaki River gut.
The Waitaki River is renown for producing the heaviest salmon. It also tends to fish best later in the season March and April. Photo: Keith Reinke.
quinnat or chinook salmon
Salmon angling in New Zealand's South Island.
Chinook salmon
Waitaki River - Salmon Fishing in Big Water.
Salmon
Russel McGregor with a solid Waitaki River salmon.
Main picture above: Salmon anglers fishing near the Waitaki Rivermouth

Waitaki River Salmon Fishing Contest Winning fish weights since 1984

First Fishing Contest held on Waitaki River

Waitaki River Fishing Map
Waitaki River Mouth Fishing Map
Waitaki River Mouth Fishing MAP
Waitaki Woppa
Waitaki Woppa

History of Salmon Fishing in the Waitaki River.


Wataki River Salmon Fishing History.
Do you catch more salmon if you have a jet boat?
Keith Reinke is a top salmon angler and a Waitaki River stalwart.
Keith Reinke with a brace of salmon from the Waitaki River, South Island, New Zealand.
The Waitaki River produces the heaviest salmon each year.
The Waitaki River produces the heaviest salmon each year.
Canterbury Salmon Fishing Rivers
Hurunui River
Waimakariri River
Rakaia River
Rangitata River
Waitaki River
Salmon anglers and their motorbikes at the mouth of the Waitaki River.
Salmon anglers and their motorbikes at the mouth of the Waitaki River.
 
 
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