Another option is to have the bag limit at 2 per person per day then reduce it to one per person per day during March and April in conjunction with the reduction of fishing in the western area after March 1st (if that is still happening).
Spawning water closures are as important as bag limits and they are both there for the same reason.
Now wait for the whingers to get wind of my comments here and see how unpopular I’ll be in a day or two……My kids won’t complain in 10 years time though I bet!
I can recall the bag limits at 4 Salmon and 6 Trout per day. Hell’s teeth, talk about mayhem!!
Couldn’t do that nowadays, the resource couldn’t sustain it.