Gone fishing

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Chinook (or king) salmon were introduced to New Zealand from the McLeod in California between 1901 and 1907 and established in rivers mainly on the east coast of the South Island. The salmon are hatched in Kaiapoi and trucked back to the fish farm when they get to about 30 grams. After a couple of years they will weigh 3–5 kilograms.

Episodes From This Location

Dusk til dawn at Tekapo

1 minute / 2022

Climb Aoraki/Mt Cook

1 minute / 2022

Feed the fish

1 minute / 2022

Gone fishing

1 minute / 2022

Plan a route

1 minute / 2022

Star gaze with the Gilmours

1 minute / 2022

Fly over Aoraki/Mt Cook

1 minute / 2022

Feed the kakī

1 minute / 2022

Spot a stilt

1 minute / 2022

Please mind the gap

1 minute / 2022

Explore the ice cave

1 minute / 2022

Get rescued by LandSAR

1 minute / 2022

Get in behind

1 minute / 2022

Hunt with the hounds

1 minute / 2022

Fly the Tasman Glacier

1 minute / 2022

Soar over the Tasman River

1 minute / 2022

Cruise the canal

1 minute / 2022