The niwa cams are mostly defunct, one of the ashburton ones used to be great for checking swell before heading south.
On the Picton side of things, kahawai seem to have returned, got 3 smallish ones yesterday morning in 4 casts. Baitfish seem to be coming back in and it looks to be shaping up as a nice spring and summer.
Hopefully off fishing tomorrow, am taking some customers out on a charter in the strait (weather permitting)
I love my Job!!