Had I not caught anything last season (my first chasing salmon) I think I would have given up. I am lucky enough to have caught one this year and I am still out there although Saturday morning had me wondering why. I was at the Opihi on the north side with about 10 others. There would have been 30 odd people on the south and there were tangles everywhere. You would think when 2 or 3 guys have hooked people on the other side others wouldnt cast over the top but no they cant wait 30 seconds for the lines to be cleared out of the way. Anyway, that aside I will still keep chasing as there really is no better fish to catch in the South Island. Patience pays off as they say.