going by the info i have there are already good numbers of fish in the restricted zones. the hope that we don’t have what happened in the early 90’s when the numbers were too high for available spawning waters and the late arriving fish destroyed the early reeds that contributed to the decline in the late 90’s. the good thing this time is that a lot of work has been done fencing, clearing the beds and planting ova in previous non-spawning areas so that the rivers can cater for larger numbers which is all positive for the fishery. not forgetting the excellent work being done by hatchery staff and volunteers in raising smolt to supplement the run. an alround excellent season.