November to early for eles at the southern beaches but rig will be around. Like fishforpot said its mostly small schoolies around from now till probably late december and into next year when the big ones show up. Somewhere like Dorie or Wakanui would be ideal. Best fishing at these beaches is probably December – February. I think most members who would turn up are from cantubury so best centered locally, then again if it was to take place in October/November best fishing would be further north to kaikoura.
Possibly could have something in October/November at kaikoura then another meetup later on in January or February.