Greg Martin’s kept running of good karma began the 26th of December 2007 with a 16lb salmon from the Waimakariri River. At that point pursued a 14lb fish from the Hurunui River on the 31st of December.
The New Year began in great style with a 18lb’er from the Rakaia River on the fifth of January 2008. Greg then went to the Rangitata River where he handled an astounding 24lb fish on the seventh of January. That is four salmon from four distinct waterways, all in a similar season.
Greg says his last aspiration for the season is to get one on a fly bar throwing a streamer. I’ll wager you can do it too Greg.
Four salmon from four waterways!
Four salmon from four waterways in a season is a colossal accomplishment for any salmon fisherman. When focusing on four salmon from four distinct streams there is a ton that can turn out badly. Timing is everything! For a begin, the streams must be clear and fishable during the time you have accessible to angle them.
Also, the salmon must run the stream, or be available in the surf at the time you can angle for them!
All salmon angling seasons are unique. A few years north-west breezes over the Southern Alps can drop downpour in the high nation persistently making the waterways unfishable for extensive stretches. Different years it tends to be dry and the waterways low. To get salmon from the streams referenced above you have to travel very some separation as the Hurunui and Rangitata are at any rate 230kms separated. It would take in any event three hours to drive from one to the next with Christchurch city between them. Congrats Greg! Very much done!
The other huge salmon waterway not referenced is the Waitaki which would have included another 100kms one way! The Waitaki River is about 70km south of Timaru and is commonly not angled frequently by fishers from Christchurch, incompletely in light of the fact that it is three hours drive from the huge city, and somewhat on the grounds that you would need to drive directly past the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers to arrive.
Anyway, the salmon sure are running this season. So get out there!
Salmon fishermen additionally call these streams: “Rangi” (Rangitata) “the Mak” or “Waimak” (Waimakariri). I surmise the Hurunui and Rakaia Rivers have short enough names as of now!