At the time of writing over 100 mm of rain has fallen in the alps, and the rivers are on the rise.
With that amount of rain, it is hard to imagine that our main rivers will be fishable over the weekend.
The coastal waterways may be worth a look Sunday if the flows subside quickly as they can do sometimes.
Weekend angling prospects may be better targeted at lake trout fishing, or even land locked salmon in Lake Coleridge.
Lake Coleridge can fish very well late in the season for salmon and trout.
Trolling from a boat with perch rapalas, or just a plain silver 10-gram toby can work well.
For shore-based anglers, use soft baits or silver or black lures like small ticers up to 20 grams, and cast into the deep drop off margin.
Early before the sun hits the water is best, or fish from dusk and on into the night.
Land locked salmon will be starting to congregate around the inflowing streams during this month.
If you are heading to the canals, it would be worth putting in some time on the Tekapo Canal near the salmon farms if you are targeting salmon.
A few weeks back the fishing was going off and is possibly still a good shot for picking up a salmon if you put in the time.
Lastly, a quick reminder too, all sea-run salmon fishing is closed in the Central South Island Region in April.
Words supplied by Fish & Game