New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association is an organisation
representing the fishery in the South Island of New Zealand. Our
objectives are the enhancement and protection of the salmon fishery.
In conjunction with North Canterbury Fish & Game, assisted breeding
practices are carried out each year including hatchery reared ova for
release as fry and collecting salmon ova for fertilisation and planting out
in various types of stream incubators to hatch naturally and live
releases to migrate out to sea.
Each season salmon return to the river of origin and are targetted by
anglers as a prize catch. Many salmon are not caught and migrate up
the rivers to spawn naturally.
Because of river conditions caused by water abstraction, pollution,
stock accessing streams and other man-made or environmental factors
it is necessary to carry out assisted breeding programmes. Much of this
rewarding work is carried out by volunteers of this organisation.