Just been down to Rakaia on Wednesday, 11th Feb and fished from early morning. About ten fish landed in boats. six hooked on one side of the river,three caught/three lost and three lost on the other side. Some of the locals said it was better fishing the day before but it sounds like its fishing quite well in the mornings at the mouth but not so good up river yet. probably some more fish caught that day had to get back to that horrible thing called work but i left with one fish about 10 lbs the first for the season under the belt if your after the salmon you should try the rakaia mouth out it seems to be fishing better than some.