Cool, thanks for your input.
I’m not sure about winter either, from what I remember I’ve never really caught them in winter. Always summer, don’t think I’ve targeted them in winter though so don’t really know.
I’ve always fished for red cod in the dead of winter, seems to be the best time for them. But must admit to hearing of red cod caught at other times of the year in Akaroa harbour, mind you not recently.
Fished at the pier one night in winter a few years back and got some great big red cod. Heaps of fun.