Sunday 15 April 2012

Area Report: Marlborough, Wairau River

Fish & Game report good results for salmon fishers in the Wairau River.

Some tips from the article linked to above:
  • Over the next month until the end of the salmon fishing season (30 April) salmon anglers would be better to focus their efforts between the State Highway 6 (Renwick) Bridge and the Wash Bridge. 
  • Look to fish the bottom of the deeper pools or at the junctions of two major braids at first or last light, these are places that salmon like to rest up at as they make their upstream migration to the spawning grounds. 
  • Salmon fishing in the Wairau River can be particularly good after a fresh when flows are receding and there is a bit of color in the water.