Im orginally from the Bay but Uni student for the next few years based in Canterbury.
I ended up goin to the waimak. mouth with no luck, but it was nice to have a look round and a different place. The whitebaiters were having a hard time with the biggest amount i saw come in on a scoop net at 2 dozen and the smallest just 2.
I was back home a few weeks ago and pulled a kawhai out of the tukituki mouth but ive had reports from my mate that he had caught 8 good ones on his spinner off the esk, it would b nice to have fishing like that down here.