Anybody who wants to fish for or keep sea run salmon in CSI and North Canterbury regions must obtain a “Sea Run Salmon Endorsement” additional to their sports fishing licence.
This season’s fishing for sea run salmon is different in the Central South Island (CSI) and North Canterbury regions. Anybody who wants to fish for or keep sea run salmon in CSI and North Canterbury regions must obtain a “Sea Run Salmon Endorsement” additional to their sports fishing licence. This is similar to how anglers already apply for a backcountry endorsement. Below are some common questions from anglers and the answers:
A: Any angler that wants to fish for or keep a sea run salmon in any of the sea run salmon waters of the Central South Island and North Canterbury Fish & Game regions must obtain a Sea Run Salmon Endorsement. This includes anglers targeting trout that may wish to keep a sea run salmon incidentally caught.
For clarity, sea run salmon waters are:
In North Canterbury Fish and Game Region:
In Central South Island Fish and Game Region:
A: Only whole season licence holders are eligible for a Sea Run Salmon Endorsement, that is one of the following licence types:
A: Two ways, either:
A: You will receive:
Anglers must transfer all catch entries from their Temporary Sea Run Salmon Season Bag Limit Card to their waterproof Sea Run Salmon Season Bag Limit Card.
A: You must:
A: From 2022, there is a $5 cost to the sea run salmon card, this is to cover the cost of printing and distributing the cards to licence holders.