Kahawai Competition 2020

Well it was a tough day of fishing with only 5 fish weighed.
The swell and floating weed caused problems for many competitors.
Well done to Thomas Wilson for winning the $2000 value top prize with a fish of 1.820kg
Many thanks to all of the sponsors, members and competitors who make this event possible.

Streetwise coffee field weekend two

This coming weekend is the second of our field weekends kindly sponsored by Streetwise coffee Napier and Hastings, start fish time is 5am Saturday with weigh in at the fire station midday Sunday, normal club boundaries apply.
There will be prizes for heaviest Snapper, heaviest Kahawai, best gurnard and average Kahawai and don’t forget the jackpot for a 5kg or better smoothound now stands at $150.00.
With the last club field weekend record of five Kahawai pin fish, I’m expecting another good number of Quality Kahawai to cross the scales.
The weather looks primo for the weekend, N/W breeze with high tide 7.30am  & 7.50pm Saturday 8.10am Sunday.

Tight lines
Peter K

Gun City + Fishing jackpot

Our Gun City + Fishing jackpot has done just that, not struck last field weekend the jackpot for a 5kg or better trunked smoothound is now worth $150.00 made up of cash and Gun City vouchers, with a midweek swell lift and stir this weekend should be perfect for a great smoothound crossing the scales.

Good luck
Peter K


Club points and Report after FW1

Weigh Master’s Report Field Weekend 1 – 18 & 20 September 2020
Field Weekend One sponsored by Rivers to Ranges was an open field weekend with those choosing to travel north reaping the rewards.
It was awesome to see several new club members at the weigh-in and the return of Nick Powis after several seasons away. Nick showing excellent early form with 1355 points! New member Karim also starting well weighing five Snapper for 555 points!

Destinations that club members headed for, included the far north where Kane, Peter K, James B and Matty C scored solid bags of fish. Several other members, including James P, George, Jason C, Matty T, Andy G, Nick P, Jimmy B, Karim, Jason L and Dunky hit the East Cape and the Eastern BOP with varying levels of success. Mark Ives ventured to Wahi beach and Matata.

Those who stayed local struggled, except for Gary K who weighed five Kahawai.
In total, 27 members fished, weighing 131 fish with an amazing eight pin fish crossing the
scales. Pin fish went to Jason L (Kahawai 2.53kg); Nick P (Kahawai 2.76kg); Hamish (Kahawai
2.52kg); Des H (Kahawai 2.7kg); Jason C (Kahawai 2.51kg); Matty C (Trevally 1.92kg, Snapper
6.17) and Dunky (Snapper 6.47kg). Well done all!

The leader board after FW 1 has James B 1st (1805 points), Kane 2 nd (1580 points) and Matt
T (1480 points).

On the species table Jason C takes an early lead with four species followed by Andy G, Matt
T and Nick P on three.

Field weekend 2 starts on the 3 rd of October 5am with the weigh in at the fire station at 12pm Sunday 4th .
As always, get out and support our generous sponsors.

Tight lines

Scroll down this table to see links for other spreadsheets, points, species etc.

Rivers to Ranges field weekend one

Our first field weekend this year is an away/ open fish, so fish anywhere in NZ (saltwater).
Start fish time is 5pm Friday 18th with weigh in at the fire station 2pm Sunday the 20th. The 5pm start time will differ from what’s in the book, (daylight savings)
Once again our open fishing weekends are sponsored by Rivers to Ranges, with prizes for Best Snapper, Average Kahawai, Best Other, Best Gurnard, and top Junior, any prize not claimed will go into our lucky angler draw.
The total prize pool for our first field weekend is over $350.00 Plus a chocolate fish !!!!

Tight lines & safe travels people

Peter K

Gun City + Fishing Jackpot Fish

Once again a great shoutout to Gun City + Fishing for their continued support of the Pania Surfcasting Club and our Jackpot fish competition run over nine months and twelve field weekends.
Thanks to Nikki (Now a mum x 2  congrats to yourself and Dion) our first jackpot fish is a trunked smoothound of 5.5 kg or greater, should you Weigh in the heaviest trunked smoothound over 5.5kg this weekend you will win a Gun City + City $50 voucher plus $50 cash. A first weekend jackpot total of $100.

Good luck
Peter K

Casting Results

Casting results from our first club casting day held out at the Kahuranaki flats, thanks to Bill Feetham for clearing the strip for our use, an awesome day weather wise but no assist in the wind department actually a slight head wind later in the day, great to see a couple of new members there, welcome Denise and Des.
Don’t forget our first field weekend 18th -20th September ( more details next week)

Peter K


Reminder to all clubbies who want to compete in the casting this weekend.

When Sep 5 – 6, 2020 1pm
Where Kahuranaki Airstrip (map)

For the first time we will setting up the casting court midday Saturday for anyone who may wish to have a little casting tuition or just sharpen there casting skills in distance and / or accuracy before Sunday’s competition which starts at 9am.