Our club casting event will go ahead as planned this Sunday with a start time of 9.00am at the polo grounds Hastings, access is off Bennett road.
This is the first of three casting events, you must attend one of the casting days if you wish to be eligible for the champion of champions competition, your best casting score over the three events will be added to your field weekend points
As our season kicks off it will be great to see our new members come along and have a go, there’s always someone available to help if you would like to improve your casting distance or accuracy.
As per our correspondence earlier today our September meeting has been cancelled for tonight. It will now be held next Tuesday 14 September, 7.30pm at HB Sports Fishing Club. Bar facility will be available via table service. Please scan in on arrival and bring a mask incase they are required.
As we are still in Level 3 restrictions we unfortunately have to cancel our meeting set for tomorrow night (Tues 7 Sept).
An update on this weekends casting will be provided in due course.
Hope everyone is safe and well in their bubbles! Due to being in Level 4 and the uncertainty surrounding what level we will be in from Friday, the decision has been made to cancel the Brass Monkey on Sunday (29/8). We will keep you updated on our next scheduled events closer to the time.
As you will all be aware, we are unable to use the fire station for meetings for the foreseeable future. We are therefore looking at alternative venues.
Please note venue and change of day for the upcoming August meeting.
HB Sports Fishing Club, Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier
Tuesday 3 August (next week)
Bar will be open to us.
We were not able to secure a venue for Wednesday night, which is why the meeting will be held on Tuesday night.
Any queries please let Mel know.
Hope to see you all there.
We were greeted with flat seas for our 2nd Brass Monkey Event although a cold breeze did get up mid-morning.
Unfortunately the fish missed the invitation . Well done to Chris Morris who weighed in a 3.8kg Smooth hound, the only weighable fish of the day . (Tareq’s smooth hound falling a cm short) A special mention to Dakota who managed a mullet and a kahawai while some of us could only feed the crabs.
Chris cleaned up the sweepstake with myself as a silent partner coming along for the ride.
After 2 Brass Monkey events George Fotu leads the singles title with 410 points and Chris Morris in 2nd with 130 points.
Well done to all that fished today.
We will be holding our Brass Monkey Doubles event this Sunday 25th July. Fishing is at Le Quesne Road again. Drawing fishing partners at 8am by the toilets, fishing until 2pm. $5 sweepstake entry payable before you start fishing , junior members optionable if they want to enter in the sweepstake or not. Sweepstake will be paid out to the highest points team of the day. Individual fish will still count towards the singles title (combined points of the 3 Brass Monkeys)
Have managed to rattle up a few spot prizes for Sunday. Any team that’s catches a weighable fish between low tide ( 12.15pm) and 2pm will be guaranteed a prize!
Weather looks ok and the whispers are that the clean water is coming in and the spineys are having a day off.
See you there
The 2021-2022 calendar is now online http://www.paniasurfcasting.org/events/
The club records page has been updated http://www.paniasurfcasting.org/club-records/
Field weekends will have sponsored product prizes. The prize allocation may be
- Heaviest Snapper 35% of prize pool
- Ave weight Kahawai 25% of prize pool
- Heaviest Gurnard 20% of prize pool
- Best (Other) 20% of prize pool Kingfish, Blue Moki,Trevally,SSH
Gun City + Fishing Jackpot
In addition to the sponsored prizes a $50.00 cash or Voucher jackpot per field weekend for a selected fish. The selected fish will be one of the following
- Gurnard over 1.0kg
- Snapper over 5.5kg
- Kingfish over 85cm
- Kahawai over 2.8kg
- Blue Moki over 2.5kg
- Trevally over 1.5kg
- SSH over 5.0kg (trunked)
The $50.00 Valued prize will continue to jackpot until the selected fish has been weighed in, in the event of two qualifying fish being caught the heaviest will win.
Elected Executive Positions for 2021-2022 Season:
President – James Parahi
Vice President – Mark Ives
Club Captain – Peter Kilkelly
Vice Club Captain – Karim Brown
Secretary – Estella Carmichael
Treasurer – Mel Benge
Weigh Master – Hamish Nichol
News Caster – Chris Morris
Industry Liason – Jim Yeoman
Peter Kilkelly – will accept the Captains position only with the proviso that other club members will help out with a few of the field weekends. He needs a few members to take over control of some of the events so please examine the attached calendar and contact him about any of the events you can help with. (027 474-6759)
Field weekend jackpot fish weights will be aligned with the pin weight for that species.
Calendar of fishing and casting events
The Napier Fire Station will be unavailable for meetings for the next few months so alternative places are being considered.
Weigh in will still be in the usual place.
Subs will remain at $40 per adult and $20 per additional adult from the same family, but may be raised next season. Kids are still free.
Prize Giving is to be held at the Puketapu Hotel, August 14th 630pm
End of another season, and as usual some of us had good catches of fish, whilst some of us just enjoyed sending time on the beach trying to catch fish!
All in all still a pretty good season.
A big thank you to our sponsors for the donations for all our weigh in days…. Thanks guys.
Because of COVID we more or less had back to back kahawhai competitions, and thanks to Mel and the contest committee they were both great events and a huge success.
Also congratulations to the winners and also our bike riders and all our members who took the time to help out with the contests.
Congratulations to our members who fished the Pania shield challenge and brought
it back to where it belongs.
Club captain Pete and vice club captain Rex are stepping down from these positions so members we need two nominees for these positions. Please think about that for the AGM meeting night.
Thank you to Pete and Rex for the way you have helped organise the programme for the club throughout the last couple of years. It is much appreciated.
As always thanks to everyone for your support throughout the year and we hope that you can all make the AGM (Wednesday 7th – remember to bring a plate).