Sunday, May 25, 2008

Most people think of rivers when it comes to salmon fishing, but here in Otago harbour we have one of the best spots in the country.
Since 1985 the New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association has been releasing thousands of quinnat salmon smelt which is providing keen anglers with a thriving recreational fishery.
We have been enjoying the return of some real whoppers over the years and the 2008 season is set to impress as well.

Catching Salmon in the harbour is a bit different from river fishing. The typical setup involves trolling from a boat at about walking pace, using a para vein to get the lure below the surface.
If the Salmon fishing is a bit slow then theres always a Barracuda, Kawai or Mackerel to liven things up at anytime as well.

Ill keep this intro blog brief but keep an eye out and Ill have a few more Pix and vids posted soon.