I went down to Wakanui beach the other week with my cousin, mainly to test out my new rod with the Daiwa Sl50. First cast and hooked up with a massive stick. My cousin also hooked a massive log which took ages to get in. Must have been a big flood at the river. Was hardly worth fishing any longer, and I think that’s really the last trip to any beaches around here untill at least September/October. Only option is maybe a trip further north/south, or over to the west coast. Not sure if it’ll be much different though.