Salmon Symposium

Post your general fly fishing messages here, ask questions, talk fly fishing
User avatar
fraser hocks
Posts: 722
Joined: Sat May 10, 2014 3:25 pm
Location: Queenstown

Re: Salmon Symposium

Post by fraser hocks » Fri May 04, 2018 3:55 pm

Iv just discovered this document from 1987.

http://docs.niwa.co.nz/library/public/NZffr92.pdf

Some good weekend reading for me!! ;)


Bucking trends in fly fishing since 1970!

Trout United
Posts: 62
Joined: Thu May 03, 2018 10:27 am

Re: Salmon Symposium

Post by Trout United » Fri May 04, 2018 8:44 pm

Seems like a cheap cop out Fraser (pardon the Pun) by the contractors.
There should a fish ladder on every dam built.



User avatar
Steve
Site Admin
Posts: 342
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: Methven NZ
Contact:

Re: Salmon Symposium

Post by Steve » Fri May 04, 2018 10:13 pm

fraser hocks wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 3:55 pm
Iv just discovered this document from 1987.

http://docs.niwa.co.nz/library/public/NZffr92.pdf

Some good weekend reading for me!! ;)
That's a big document, lets us know when you get to the end Fraser :)

Found this quote;

"Some regard the salmon as a major attractìon, while others
consider that these fish do 'inestimable damage to the
spawnìng beds of brown and rainbow trout. Most sportsmen
agree that the fishing would be very considerably improved if
there were no salmon ..." (Otago Daily T'imes,4 Aprìl 1950)


Crikey, that's some statement - it's very noticeable since the decline in the numbers of salmon in the Rakaia for instance, the size and condition of the trout has decrease with it. And likewise, I often hear salmon anglers blaming trout for eating all of their fry... from my observations the two species get along pretty well together, what they both need is a healthy environment to prosper!



User avatar
TIDDLER
Posts: 242
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:42 pm

Re: Salmon Symposium

Post by TIDDLER » Sat May 12, 2018 2:50 pm

on April 20th I wrote .....
RECENTLY I HAVE ATTENDED DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF SALMON RUNS AND WHERE THE FISH WERE SPAWNING .

WELL THIS PAST WEEK I AGAIN ATTENDED FURTHER DISCUSSIONS . WE HAD TWO SENIOR MANAGEMENT FROM CONTACT ENERGY AND A - F & G REPRESENTATIVE . THIS WAS AN INFORMATIVE AND ENLIGHTENING MEETING .
"CONTACT" REASSURED US THAT THE DAM WAS TO REMAIN COMMISSIONED FOR MANY YEARS TO COME . MORE IMPORTANTLY (from our point of view) THEY ASSURED US THAT THEY WERE GOING TO GET A SALMON HATCHERY IN PLACE . (after all they have spent more than a million $$ so far on stocking the river with fry and fingerlings - all to no avail ) . WE RECKON THOSE THAT DID SURVIVE PROBABLY RETURNED TO THE RIVERS THEY WERE HATCHED IN :(
"CONTACT" ARE NOW IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING OUT WHICH CONSENTS ARE NECESSARY (heaps) AND GETTING THOSE APPLICATIONS IN PLACE.

THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN - WE WONT LET IT NOT HAPPEN NOW :P I WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OVER THE NEXT 2yrs .



User avatar
TIDDLER
Posts: 242
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:42 pm

Re: Salmon Symposium

Post by TIDDLER » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:29 am

THIS GIVES A WHOLE NEW MEANING TO .......
"THE GREAT ESCAPE !" :P

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/wanaka/sa ... lyse-genes



Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests