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Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition


The Rakaia River is one of New Zealand's best salmon fishing rivers, and the Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition is the biggest fresh water fishing competition in New Zealand.

For 25 years the competition has attracted people from around the world including Australia, Canada and America.

A range of prizes, collectively valued at about $50,000, are up for grabs.

2015 competition dates

27 Feb to 1 March 2015


The length of the Rakaia River up to the North Canterbury Fish & Game white posts below Lake Coleridge can be fished during the competition.

See the Lower Rakaia River map and the upper Rakaia River map.

Entering the competition

The number of senior competitors is limited to 750.

Entry forms are available from fishing tackle retailers including:

  • Hamills Hunting & Fishing
  • Smith City and Fisherman's Loft in Christchurch
  • Robyn Jackson on +64 3 302 7257 or email rrjackson@xtra.co.nz



A range of prizes, collectively valued at over $49,000, are up for grabs, including spot prizes.

Website www.rakaiasalmon.co.nz

Rakaia River Fishing Promotions Incorporated

Bruce Kelly

Phone: (03) 302 7451
Fax: (03) 302 7462

Email: b.kelly@ihug.co.nz

Robyn Jackson, secretary
Phone: +64 3 302 7257
Fax: +64 3 302 7257
Email: rrjackson@xtra.co.nz


Sponsors include:
Composite Developments

Rakaia River Holiday Park


Lower Rakaia River

Rakaia River Holiday Park offers a choice of motels, tourist flats, cottage, cabins, powered sites and tent sites.

Upper Rakaia River

Glenrock Lodge



Sponsors include...

Rakaia River Holiday Park

Rakaia River Holiday Park

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