As I write this the rain is still pouring down and the rivers are still pumping a thick muddy gravy into the sea. The local beach is absolutely covered in rubbish (thankfully mostly wood) which has been flushed out of the rivers. Its not a pretty sight.
You might take one look at the water and think, no way would any fish hang around in that.. You’d be wrong. Our favourite surfcasting catch, the Kahawai, still hunts in conditions like this. As do other less desirable things like Red Cod and Spiny Dogfish.
If you’re prepared to give it a go, and brave the drifting mats of weed and wood, you just might take home a Kahawai for dinner.