Kaikoura was much more productive overall then previous years but the fishing was still slow. Believe over 100 fish were caught. No truly large fish were landed, i think the winning fish was a 5kg tope. In general the weather was good, a little wind at times but it did not last for long. Nicely overcast so it did not get to hot. Hard to find a nicer day to fish a competition.
Southerly eventually turned up shortly after the comp finished and roughed the sea up.