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“Well Worth the Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anatoki Salmon

Anatoki Salmon
McCallums Road | Anatoki Valley, Takaka 7183, New Zealand
+64 03 525 7251
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Takaka
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Well Worth the Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

They have done an amazing job since the flood and the area is just looking great. The restaurant food is delightful go for the platter you get a variety of foods with the croquettes being my favourite. Also don't forget to give Yippee the dog a bit he is very gentle. Although it says free fishing in their brochures it does cost if you actually catch a fish, we found some tourists thought it was all free. They smoke it for you (additional cost) but they do a great job.

Visited February 2014
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Reno, Nevada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“super fun fishing and delicious salmon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

a group of us planned this for an afternoon activity - easy access, all of us caught a fish within minutes ... so if you're in it for the challenge stay away but if you're in it for lunch this is a GOOD place - they will prepare it and smoke it for you ASAP, lots of delicious choices, and it was the best salmon I'd ever had. I'd recommend the garlic basil and the curry flavors. The salmon I caught was >2kg and you pay per kilo so watch out! :) no throwing a big or a small one back! all in all a very fun afternoon in a pretty setting and a delicious lunch!

Visited February 2014
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Amberley, New Zealand
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“Great for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a great place to go for the whole family, especially if you love slamon as much as us! Perfect for the kids to catch their first big fish, perfect for everyone if you want salmon for dinner! Very good value for money, you only pay for what you catch, nothing else! Well worth a visit! We caught two medium to large salmon, enough to feed a family of five when we got back to our campsite (filleted and packed on ice all for the basic, very good value for money cost). Saw some guy walking out with 7 salmon, so not too hard to catch!

Visited January 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A must do in the Golden Bay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We have now been here to Anatoki 3 times, and every time its a thrill to catch and have hot-smoked a delicious fresh salmon or two. Jan & Gerda and family are wonderful hosts at this amazing place. Great for all ages, a lovely half or whole day spent fishing and enjoying their lovely and busy establishment. We enjoyed a lovely glass of wine & cider while waiting for our recent catch to be hot smoked, the very best salmon we've ever had, guaranteed!

Visited January 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great to finally catch a fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

After fishing round Nelson without luck (operator error no doubt!) it was great to go to Anatoki and actually catch something! Need to buy the pellets and throw them in when you caste the line - and also make sure the float isn't to close to the hook so the hook goes well under the surface I think.
We had the salmon we caught smoked - absolutely delicious! The place was busy when we went (middle of the second week of January), but the service was fine. Clearly a family type business. A very pleasant experience all round! While the visit itself is free - if you catch a fish you must buy it - no matter how small (or big...).

Visited January 2014
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