Its only 9 or so days until September which is when the pannies start to return to the Sounds , Whitebait season has begun so the Kahawai numbers should be on the increase. Little over a month before the trout season begins. The spring norwesters must be due to arrive soon which would calm the Kaikoura coast allow for good spear and yak fishing. Winter would be over before we know it.
Of course, you guys in Canterbury have several more months before the sea starts to produce lemons and elephants.