the problems with this salmon season are 1 it was late and there are still fish arriving. 2 very few fish survived the 2011 run because of the quakes. the good news is that there have been a lot of 2year at sea fish which according to niwi usually means a good number of 3year at sea fish the following season. good 1st spawning count on the rakaia 1200 fish. also 180,000 smolt to be released this winter split between the rakaia and mak. personally i went 9 weeks between my first fish and the 2nd, then got 6 in 11 days most in april. will be out looking for a may fish this coming week.