I’d say next month the Yellow Eyed Mullet and Kahawai will start to show up, hopefully. So might be able to finally get out for a fish and stock up on some bait. Been wanting to fish, but just not worth going anywhere.
Sea was flat yesterday and flat today, the river mouth is getting pretty shallow now they’ve put in that bank up near the rail bridge to try and force more water down the wairau bar. You could easily walk across the mouth even at high tide. I suspect we need 2 – 3 days heavy rain to blow it out again.
Checked the dam out today, it is quite substantial in size. The lower wairau gets much of its water from spirngs and only a small amount from surface flow, so what the council did would achieve next to nothing apart from reducing the flow in the diversion.
Good to hear a few Kahawai are about…. Were they all hooked in the sea or in the river?
Did not see any Kahawai schools while out diving in Port underwood.