Decided fishing was a good way to spend new years eve, so headed down to Blind river. Got there around 8pm, there was a chill in the air and the sea was a bit rough. Fishing was slow, around 9pm a southerly breeze picked up which made things a bit unpleasant on the beach. So I either sat in my truck or in a hole in the dunes. Landed one small rig on paddle crab then after hooked a Skate in the nose on small bits of cockle. Was considering fishing until midnight but the fishing was not good enough so packed up and went home around 10:30pm.