The Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition, New Zealand’s largest salmon fishing competition. 558 senior and 113 junior competitors took part in the annual competition which has anglers covering the length and breath of the Rakaia River in search of the elusive salmon. Organised by Rakaia River Promotions the town comes alive with the competitors over the Weekend. Organisers appeared to have timed this years competition well with 59 Fish caught on the first day, which was double the total fish caught in last years competition. The competition runs fro Friday and finishes on Sunday lunchtime with thousands of dollars of prizes on offer.