Ok thanks guys really appreciate the input. Yep mostly landbased, we usually go to picton as we have friends and family there, usually get out on a boat a few times too, but the family have it sorted on the boat.
You got me really thinking about checking out the other sounds, haven’t seen much of them at all apart from the pelorous bridge area. Any hints on fishing spots around these sounds? Don’t mind a bit of driving but need to find a camp ground with showers and toilets (for the other half) which is my biggest problem.
Will try change of light too, thanks Miliwolf and I guess just a running rig is used? Have used the baits vip_yo mentioned as well as pilchards so I’ll keep trying with these yea?