Rivers to Rangers open field weekend Two is this weekend,
prizes will be for Heaviest Snapper, Heaviest other, Heaviest kahawai and Average Kahawai, best fish junior, and don’t forget the chocolate fish prize.
Prize table of over $300 thanks to Rivers to Ranges
Also the jackpot prize for an 85cm or bigger kingfish now stands at $100
So options for this weekend, open, go anywhere in NZ salt water only, start fish 6pm Friday weigh in 2pm Sunday at the fire station.
We have a local swell forecast of between 2- 4 metres this weekend, so for this weekend only we will open up the estuaries for fishing, which includes inside river mouths,
Te Awanga looks the best bet locally, a few snaps and Moki have been landed this week, or next best may be the BOP, or further afield your choice good luck people and please take care with that swell and if travelling away drive safely
Last Sunday was the 1st club casting day for the season. Not a big turnout for this in the end.
Well done Jim Yeomon with a 171 meter cast.
Full results below
Also a reminder, club meeting this wednesday, 7.30pm at the napier fire station. Please come and support your club, have your say, socialise.
See you there
Just a reminder that the 1st club casting day is this Sunday.
9 Am Start time.
Location is about 2km up the Kahuranaki road, past the red bridge on the way to Waimarama
Streetwise coffee once again sponsored field weekend one.
The first weekend of the new season kicked off with excellent sea and weather conditions. Most members fished locally, with mixed success.
23 members fished with 44 fish crossing the scales. Consisting of:
5 blue moki
1 red cod
Well done to all members who weighed fish. Standout catches included the blue moki weighed by the 2 Andy’s, the gurnard caught by Andy B, James B and Dion and of course the monster pin kahawai (2.54) caught by Xavier Benge! Well done Xavier!
Other pin fish included Andy B’s Gurnard (1.06), and Andy G’s parore (1.66)
Field Weekend 1 15-16 Sep18
Once again, a huge thanks to Streetwise coffee for there on going sponsorship. Please take the time to support all our generous sponsors.
Good luck to all members fishing field weekend 2. Remember this is an open field weekend, meaning you can fish anywhere with the weigh in being at the later time of 2pm at the fire station.
This year our jackpot prize of $50 per week accumulating until won was to be drawn from one of the following:
Gurnard .75kg or over
Snapper 2.5kg or over
Kingfish 85cm or over
Kahawai 2.5kg or over
Blue Moki 2.5 or over
SSH 5.0 kg or over
Well,Trish from both the Corner Cafe and also Creative Landscape and Design drew our first jackpot fish and it was the KINGFISH 85cm or over.
Streetwise Coffee field Weekend one kicks off this weekend, normal boundaries apply.
( Mahunga in the north through to Herbetville in the south ) normal start time 5am Saturday with weigh in at the fire station 12pm Sunday.
Just fantastic north to northwest winds with a swell of between .50 to .80 of a metre all beaches will be fishable.
I know some will be targeting Awatoto through to Te Awanga reef, all that shell fish washed up over the past week !!! Not sure any of the rivermouths will be producing but you never know. Heading north or south take your pick it all looks great.
Last year our first weekend produced 105 Kahawai with the odd gurnard, barracuda, and smoothhound, and of course the infamous red cod.
Good luck everybody please support Streetwise and grab a coffee if you are passing one of their carts in Napier or Hastings.
As most of you are aware the council have installed a gate to block access to the grass for parking and weigh ins.
They have very graciously given us permission to still use that area for parking and the weigh ins. So going forward it will be open for those times and locked again when we finish. Please use the area accordingly and avoid parking at the firestation itself
Reminder, Final Brass monkey tomorrow: Sunday 26th 8am at the Fire Station Bring along $2.00