Always better heading north lol. Generally Dorie etc will be similar conditions as birdlings. I usually check swellmap for swell conditions but it’s not always 100% accurate. I woulda been out fishing if swellmap said anything below 2 meter swells but obviously it’s still been fishable so you just gotta get out and try, although meant to be over 4 meter swells tonight..
Went to the Pier for a bait fish today got a good amount of mullet, seems that was all that was around apart from a few small Kahawai. Meant to be a club competition on at South Rakaia tomorow but I’m not even gonna bother it’s just not worth it fishing these comps during the middle of the day and catching dogfish after dogfish and maybe a skate or small schoolie if you’re lucky.