|Scientific Name||Oncorhynchus tshawytscha|
|Alternative Name(s)||King Salmon, Quinnat Salmon, Spring Salmon|
|Typical Length||610 - 910mm|
|Typical Weight||4.5 - 22.7kg|
The colour of the may vary between Blue-Green, Red or Purple on the top of the head and back, with silver or white sides and belly. The male and female have different colourings.
|Location / Habitat||
Chinook Salmon can be found in a limited number of large rivers in Canterbury and North Otago; Rangitata River, Opihi River, Ashburton River, Rakaia River, Waimakariri River, Hurunui River, Waiau River.
|Chinook Salmon Recipes|
Chinook, or Quinnat, Salmon are the largest freshwater sportsfish species in New Zealand. They were successfully introduced to New Zealand in the early 1900s after a number of failed attempts in the 1800s.