I will guarantee you that there were more than 280 salmon caught at the rangitata last season. those 280 on the board at the south side huts are only the ones that get registered into the weigh master, countless others would have been caught throughout the river that don’t get registered,
some people are greedy fishermen. some people are taking many salmon a season, last season I took 8 and released another handful.
people need to look at the big picture and have a think about when enough is enough. after all you can only eat/give away so much, I know a few fishermen who are getting 20 plus a year. it would be good if a few more of those fish made it up the river