You have arrived just as the salmon fishing season has ended. The main salmon season in the east coast rivers runs from November through to the end of March. February is probably the best month for salmon fishing but this varies from river to river with the Waimakariri River fishing well in March. Some of the best salmon fishing took place in the Waitaki River during April however Central South Island Fish & Game have put a stop to salmon fishing in the Waitaki River after the end of March. There is still plenty of good freshwater fishing available over the winter but you will need to carefully read your Fish & Game booklet to find out which waters are open, and which are closed to fishing.