Field Weekend #7 Weighmaster Report

Our thanks to this weekends sponsor Thirsty liquor / Black Bull in what was supposed to be a normal field weekend with a twist turned out to be a little harder than most thought with only seven members managing to catch an average Kahawai (1.677kg) or better which then allowed any other fish to be weighed.
26 Kahawai crossed the scales, one a pin fish caught by Andy Brooks, the average prize went to Mark Ives.
Those who headed north came home with 45 snapper, the biggest went to Peter K, the “other” category was taken out by Dion Jeffries with a Trevally
Rounding out the weighable fish were 2 lemons a Barracuda and another pin fish (Tope) landed by Andy Brooks.
In total there were 75 fish caught by 7 anglers and 4 of them caught their limit of Snapper


Fish together #2

Fish together #2 sponsored by Hamills was held today at North-shore road. Fourteen members fished. Heaviest Snapper went to Roy Frost with a 1.03kg fish. Roy also took out the average weight Kahawai. Heaviest other went to Peter K with a solid Smoothhound. No Gurnard were caught.



Field weekend 5 was sponsored by Caftys Rods and Guns and was a challenge weekend with all Kahawai and Spotted Smooth hounds earning double points.

21 members fished with 87 fish crossing the scales. 38 kahawai, a healthy 32 snapper, 10 SSH, 2 blue moki, 2 barracuda and one each of gurnard, trevally and kingfish.

Impressively 6 members weighed pin fish. Gary K, SSH (5.84kg). Neville K, kahawai (2.94kg). Kane, kahawai (2.56kg). Andy B, blue moki (3.10kg), Roy landed an impressive kingfish (9.1kg gutted) and equally impressive was Andy G big gurnard weighing (1.24kg). Well done guys!

Standout bags of fish came from Kane with 17. Dion with 11 and Andy B with 10. Top effort!

Thanks again to Crafty’s for their generous sponsorship.

Field Weekend 5 20-21 Jan18.pdf

Field Weekend 6 was sponsored by Hunting and Fishing and was the first of our early start weekends. Unfortunately, the good weather that preceded the weekend ended a few hours after fishing started with a nasty south-east change making conditions challenging for the rest of the weekend.

11 members attended the weigh in with 34 fish weighed. 14 kahawai, 11 snapper, 8 SSH, and 1 gurnard. No pin fish were weighed.

The absolute standout for the weekend was Andy B who managed 9 very nice snapper at Awatoto before the weather turned. The biggest of which was just over 2kg. Awesome effort Andy!

Congratulations to those who took out some very nice prizes and thanks again to Hunting and Fishing for your continued sponsorship. It is very much appreciated.

Field Weekend 6 3-4 Feb18.pdf

Half way through the season and the catch numbers are looking good! So far members have weighed: 270 kahawai, 106 snapper, 39 SSH, 17 barracuda, 13 gurnard, 13 red cod, 11 trevally, 3 kingfish, 3 blue moki, 1 red moki, 1 seven gill shark and 1 hammerhead shark. Well done team!

Keep up the good work,


FW6 Earlybird Field Weekend

Firstly a big thank you to all who helped with the Kahawai comp, especially the Organising committee of Mel,Trish,Chris and I think Yoey was roped in again, great effort, with a great result.

This weekend is the first of our two Hunting and Fishing sponsored early bird fishing opportunities, that means we can start fishing from 6pm Friday until our normal weigh in time of midday Sunday, normal fishing boundaries apply. With the low that was tropical cyclone Fehi moving down the west coast we should get a window to fish Friday night Saturday morning, not looking flash after that but it’s the weather anything can happen !

There’s still a good showing of snapper, three were caught in the Kahawai comp along with a decent kingfish (Xavier Benge) lemon fish and a few small trev’s and that’s local so tight lines see you on Sunday.

Peter K

Craftys Challenge Weekend – FW 5

This weekend is field weekend #5. It is a challenge weekend sponsored by Craftys.
Over $350 worth of prizes, normal boundaries and start/finish times apply.

The challenge is to get your club limit of Kahawai and Lemons as they are both worth double points this weekend.

The weather forecast is favourable so good luck and see you at the weigh-in on Sunday.

Fish Together #1 Results

Nineteen members turned up on a very hot summer Sunday to try their luck at Lequesne rd. 
The fish however were not interested for the most part.
Ten fish were brought to the scales at 7.30pm. Seven of those being Kahawai.
The biggest Kahawai of 2.41kg went to Andy Gunn. 
The other three fish to grace the scales were Conger Eels with the largest being a 1.5 metre 6.96kg beast landed by Jummy Beazley.
No Snapper or Gurnard were caught. Many thanks to Hamills of Napier for the prizes.

Fish Together 1 14 Jan18.pdf

Next field weekend (20-21 January) is a challenge weekend. All standard FW rules apply but Smoothhounds and Kahawai are worth double points. 

Fish Together #1

Sunday the 14th is our first twilight fish together for the season with all members and non members welcome.

Location: Le Quesne road, quads won’t be required as it is road frontage only. From the southern car park north to the end of the tar seal. Go to your selected fishing spot we will not meet anywhere first.

Time: Start fishing at 1.30pm through to 7.30pm with weigh-in at the pine trees at 7.45pm
We will be fishing three hours before and a couple of hours after the high tide which will be at 16.50pm
Any fish weighed by members will earn points towards their field weekend totals.

Sponsor. Hamills Napier
With over $330 worth of prizes up for grabs. Best Snapper, Gurnard, other, Average weight Kahawai, 
Also prizes for Non members, Junior, 1st and 2nd heaviest kahawai and a Yea Na prize.


Kane Wrigglesworth – 14.4kg Kingfish

Rockgas field weekend four was also our Hams weekend. Twenty-five members fished and enjoyed nice sea and weather conditions, although most found the fishing quite hard.
73 fish crossed the scales consisting of: 46 kahawai, 13 snapper, 8 SSH, 2 trevally, 1 red cod, 1 seven gill shark and 1 hammer head shark.
Seven excellent pin fish were weighed. Kane with 3. Kahawai (2.8kg), seven gill shark (9.36kg) and a kingfish (14.14kg).
Mark Ives weighed 2. Trevally (2.04kg) and a gurnard (1.06kg). Andy Brooks, hammerhead shark (9kg) and Dion with a big trunked SSH (7.21kg). Well done guys!
Congratulations to all Hams winners with the whole ham going to Gary K for the average weight kahawai of 1.71kg. Thanks to Peter Kilkelly for his work organising the hams and field weekend sponsorship. On that note, many thanks to Rockgas for their sponsorship for field weekend 4.
Congratulations to Mark Ives for taking out the gurnard jackpot with his impressive 1.06kg gurn. Nice work Mark!
Our next fishing date is the first of the Sunday fish togethers on the 14th of January. Until then then, have a fun and safe xmas and new year.
Tight lines.

Field Weekend 4 2-3 Dec17 Points

2017 Postal Casting Results

Name   Accuracy   Distance
  100m 80m 60m  
John Purser 9.1 10.15 7.45 116.41
Gary Kemsley 11.35 7.4 8.7 152.11
Peter Kilkelly nc nc 4.15 155.02
Hamish Nichol 9 5.01 18.4 182.19
Mark Ives 18 1.69 8.52 179.21
James Parahi 12.4 4.57 2.41 169.74
Jim Yeoman nc 3.95 4.55 176.68
Tim Mckenzie nc 9.15 5.52 110.21
  80m 60m 40m  
Estella Carmichael nc 2.05 4.41 74.98
Sue Kemsley 100m 2.74 4.59 97.63
Sue Lawson nc 8.1 nc 71.24
Trish Yeoman 18.72 9.68 16.91 91.87
Note: NC = no cast – more than 20m from target flag        

Thanks to all who attended. Next casting day is April 15th 2018 – venue TBA

Hams Weekend

We​ ​ have​ ​ a ​ ​ total​ ​ of​ ​ ten​ ​ hams​ ​ and​ ​ lots​ ​ of​ ​ other​ ​ prizes​ ​ which​ will​ ​ be​ ​ won​ ​ this​ ​ weekend,​ ​ I ​ ​ believe the​ ​ best​ ​ bet​ ​ is​ ​ the​ ​ Kahawai​ ​ section,​ ​ average​ ​ Kahawai​ ​ will​ ​ win​ ​ the​ ​ major​ ​ ham​ ​ prize,​ ​ based​ ​ on the​ ​ last​ ​ three​ ​ field​ ​ weekends​ ​ the​ ​ average​ ​ weight​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ between​ ​ 1.6kgs​ ​ and​ ​ 1.7kgs​ ​ also​ ​ should the​ ​ hams​ ​ from​ ​ Snapper,​ ​ Gurnard​ ​ or​ ​ other​ ​ not​ ​ be​ ​ won​ ​ these​ ​ will​ ​ transfer​ ​ to​ ​ 1st,​ ​ 2nd​ ​ and​ ​ third best​ ​ Kahawai,​ ​ so​ ​ every​ ​ Kahawai​ ​ has​ ​ a ​ ​ great​ ​ chance​ ​ of​ ​ taking​ ​ out​ ​ some​ ​ of​ ​ the​ ​ top​ ​ prizes.

Don’t​ ​ forget​ ​ the​ ​ Gurnard​ ​ jackpot​ ​ how​ ​ stands​ ​ at​ ​ $100.

Forecast​ ​ is​ ​ looking​ ​ promising,​ ​ register​ ​ and​ ​ pay​ ​ online​ ​ if​ ​ you​ ​ haven’t​ ​ already.

Peter​ ​ K