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    Salmon Fishing in the Canals

    Righto have we got any Salmon fishos from around Tekapo on here?

    At this stage I am heading down to Tekapo for work around the end of March. I have never fished in the Canals but I'm keen to give it a go.

    I will need a licence so where is the nearest place to get one?
    Do I just need a spinning rod?
    Type of lures that work better than others?

    Cheers Ross

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    Cocktail shrimps cuz...

    Tekapo, Twizel and even Omarama all have little tackle shops to get a licence from.

    Check out the complete angler web site for some good general tips and videos...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Righto have we got any Salmon fishos from around Tekapo on here?

    At this stage I am heading down to Tekapo for work around the end of March. I have never fished in the Canals but I'm keen to give it a go.

    I will need a licence so where is the nearest place to get one?
    Do I just need a spinning rod?
    Type of lures that work better than others?

    Cheers Ross
    If you already have a national licence you're sorted. Only need a separate one for Taupo. You can buy one online or over the counter at your local.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    If you already have a national licence you're sorted. Only need a separate one for Taupo. You can buy one online or over the counter at your local.
    I haven't got a licence and will only grab a week long one when I get down there. Wasn't sure what was down there in the way of sports shops but looks straight forward. There's heaps on you tube so sifting my way through them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    Cocktail shrimps cuz...

    Tekapo, Twizel and even Omarama all have little tackle shops to get a licence from.

    Check out the complete angler web site for some good general tips and videos...
    Cheers

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    Has anyone been catching much in the Canals lately?
    I will be down in Twizel on Sunday for the week but only able to fish after work.

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    I fished the canals a few years back, when I was working down that way, I mainly fished the mount cook canal.

    I used light gear and had good sucess dropping a Gulp soft bait 2 inch silver minnow in close to the edges of the salmon farm.....not sure if it's 100% legit but I didn't get any grief from the other fishos , I nailed a few good size salmon around the 6 to 8lb mark. I spent most of the day spinning and trying different lures then slept in the back of my ute with a rig set using those small shrimps or "whoo whoo" grubs worked the best at night , The rig was a small sinker on the bottom with about 800mm of trace up to another trace tied off the main at 90deg that was about 500 long and had a small bit of cork half way along it to help the bait float above the weed. I was told about this rig set up by a local chap, and it worked well , I just found you had to play around with the trace lengths a bit to get the bait above the weeds etc.

    Anyway tight lines and all the best - let us know how you get on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Has anyone been catching much in the Canals lately?
    I will be down in Twizel on Sunday for the week but only able to fish after work.
    How did you get on @Shootm ?
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    Only managed to get to go fishing once. No luck and all the other guys fishing at the time had no luck either.

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    thanks for the reply
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    Was down there mid feb. Missus got a nice salmon finally after 3 trips , right next to the guy who landed an 18.5 lb rainbow then immediately caught a 7lb'r . We did better with the salmon he reckoned.

    Were at the bottom end by the gate at the salmon farm at Pukaki.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Only managed to get to go fishing once. No luck and all the other guys fishing at the time had no luck either.
    Bugger

 

 

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