Message courtesy of Fish & Game New Zealand
North Canterbury Fish & Game need your salmon heads!
AS part of a research project, NCFG are gathering salmon heads from the Rakaia River this season.
Fish & Game would like anglers to keep any salmon heads they catch in the Rakaia River in Dec/Jan, recording the date and location caught, weight, length and sex of the salmon.
From analysing the otoliths, we should be able to determine where they were born (natal origin), determine at what size they entered the ocean (life history type), and determine if their size (length or weight) and sex differs significantly from later run fish, helping us to sustainably manage this much anticipated early run of salmon.
This year we are going to give away spot prizes of 3 x $200 vouchers to spend at one of the following stores; Hunting & Fishing, Complete Angler and Fishermans’ Loft.
Each salmon head caught from the Rakaia in December/January and given to Fish & Game will go in the draw for a spot prize.
The draw will take place in February 2020. A big thank you to these three stores for getting on board and donating the vouchers this year.
Please let us know and we will collect these heads and the information from you. Contact our office on 366 9191 or [email protected] They can be kept in your freezer in the meantime.
17 January 2020