Since thousands of quinnat salmon smolt were released into
a river near Dunedin in 1985, big salmon have been caught from the
wharves in Otago Harbour. The Otago salmon fishery is restocked
with smolt each year by the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Salmon
Anglers Association as it is not completely self-sustaining.
salmon. The size and numbers vary from year to year.
The Leith Stream is the only rivers that
flows directly into Otago Harbour, though the mouth
of the Taieri
River is nearby.