Snapper caught fishing from the wharf at Mapua in early April, the opposite side of the channel from Rabbit Island.
Rabbit Island, Surfcasting, Waimea Estuary, Richmond, Nelson

Rabbit Island Surfcasting The beach at Rabbit Island is shallow and sandy and is good.

Eagle Ray - Myliobatis tenuicaudatus
Eagle Ray caught Surfcasting in Golden Bay, Nelson

The Eagle Was Landed by Barry Toomey Eagle Ray – Myliobatis tenuicaudatus  My eagle ray.