unverified, but one of the guys at the Hunting and fishing store just told me 1 boat lost 5 salmon and landed two in one day up the Taieri Gorge, one 35lb and the other 37lb. he said he had photos but i never got to see.
but this comes soon after a number of very large fish including one 34lb that have been caught there.
I also have a friend who said their boat lost 8 and landed 1 salmon a few weeks back.
yet to catch something from shore