Salmon Season 2017-2018 off to a Great Start!
The season so far looks great compared to the previous two seasons. Salmon condition is a lot better with deeper chunky salmon caught. The run for the Rakaia River has been good with early catches in November and December. The build-up for the following months is looking promising.
Every season the salmon fishing is different. You never know in advance quite what is going to happen. It all depends on water temperature and feeding conditions at sea, and possibly a few other factors as well. It is essential to get out on the water at every opportunity. With the salmon waiting in the surf off the river mouths this season it could well be one of those years when anglers fishing long rods could be well rewarded. Hopefully, it is a good sign that the 2017-2018 salmon season will be a special one.