Pania shield results:

Fifteen member fished the annual pania shield comp against Wairoa and Gisborne.
The teams enjoyed perfect conditions and although fishing was slow some excellent bags of fish were weighed.
Top 5 bag weights from each club decided the winner with pania winning the shield back with a bag of 83.61kg.
Second was Gisborne with 63.45kg, with Wairoa 3rd 48.76kg.
Congrats to everyone who weighed fish.
Thanks once again to Gisborne and Wairoa for a hard fought comp!
For Pania the top 5 bags weighed were as follows:
Kane – 27.14kg
Dion – 18.23kg
Ian – 14.16kg
George – 13.6kg
Pete – 10.48kg
Nice work lads!
With the pania shield doubling as FW 9 there was some standout fish weighed. Pins went to Kane for a kahawai (2.86) and blue moki (3.87).
Dion a kahawai (2.85) and trevally (1.66)
Ian for his kahawai (2.94) and last but not least George for his solid kingfish (12.2).
George’s kingi also took out the $200 jackpot!
Other prize winners were Hamish – heaviest snapper.
Jason C – heaviest gurnard.
Kane – Average weight kahawai.
George – heaviest other for his kingi.
Well done team!

Pania Shield + FW9

This weekend is the Pania shield. Gizzy and Wairoa have both confirmed they will have teams there. Let’s get a strong Pania team there to win back the shield!
This weekend doubles as field weekend 9.
When – starts 5am Saturday 27th Feb till 10am Sunday 28th.
Boundaries- Wairoa River mouth to the Nuhaka River mouth.
Weigh in – Whakaki car park, 10am.
Rules –
* top 5 weight bags for each club count for shield
Species –
* snapper (10, min 30cm)
* kahawai (5, min 45cm)
* gurnard (10, min 500g)
* trevally (10, min 30cm)
* kingfish (2, min 75cm)
Note – Lemons don’t count for Pania shield, but can be weighed for FW points.
Field weekend 9 prizes are for,
* heaviest snapper
* heaviest gurnard
* ave weight kahawai
* heaviest other
( note – prizes will not be given out at the prize giving. Pete will give prizes out at a later date. )
Any questions, hit me up…
Tight lines,

Weigh Master’s Report Field Weekend Eight 13th -15th February 2021

Field Weekend Eight, kindly sponsored by Crafty’s, was a ‘challenge weekend’ that started on Friday evening. The challenge was ‘red fish…blue fish’. For every red fished weighed a corresponding blue fish would receive one and a half times the points value. For most, fishing was tough. This showed at the weigh-in with the 19 anglers only weighing 43 fish in total!
There were some standouts though, with Kane weighing an outstanding bag of fish that included the maximum 10 Snapper! and George and Jimmy B both weighing pin Snapper. George’s Snapper tipping the scales at 24 pounds! Nice work boys!
Prizes went to George for his Snapper; Tareq took out the Gurnard prize; Jimmy B scored the average weight Kahawai and Chris won heaviest ‘other’ for his SSH. Once again, the jackpot prize for a Kingfish over 85cm was not struck and jackpots to $200 for FW 9.
Field weekend nine is the Pania Shield kicking off at 5am on the 28th of Feb. Boundaries are between the Wairoa and Nuhaka river mouths, with weigh-in at the Whakaki car park at 10am Sunday. Let’s get a strong team up there to take the shield back!
Thanks again to Crafty’s for your ongoing support.
Tight lines

New format for this season, scroll down this table to see links for other spreadsheets, points, species etc.

FW8 Challenge

This weekend’s challenge is red fish bluefish.
For every red fish weighed ( Gurnard snapper red cod) your corresponding number of bluefish points will be multiplied.
For eample – 4snapper 3 gurnard = 7 redfish,  up to 7 bluefish will have THEIR points multiplied by 1.5 …
BLUEFISH qualifying are Kahawai kingfish trevally bluemoki blue cod ONLY.

Weigh Master’s Report Field Weekend Seven 29th & 31st January 2021

Field Weekend Seven sponsored by Thirsty Liquor and Black Bull was an ‘Early Bird’ weekend starting on Friday evening. Unfortunately, a strong southerly swept into Hawke’s Bay on Friday morning making the northern beaches unfishable, meaning the 16 members who fished had to slog it out locally in less-than-ideal conditions. This resulted in only 19 fish crossing the scales!
There were however three big standouts! Kane and George both scored solid pin Snapper of 7.17kg and 6.81kg respectively and Duncan weighed a pin Trevally of 2.19kg caught at Westshore! Awesome work lads!
Extremely popular beverage prizes went to Kane for his Snapper; Hamish for the heaviest Gurnard; Duncan’s Trevally took out the best ‘other’ and Ivan caught the average weight Kahawai. Thanks once again to our awesome sponsors!
Field weekend Eight kicks is an ‘Early Bird’ FW kicking off on Friday the 12th of Feb. It is also a Challenge Weekend with the challenge to be announced nearer the time.
In the meantime, keep in mind the Kahawai comp is getting closer, so please make the effort to get out and secure sponsored prizes. Every little bit helps for the club to run a successful comp.
Tight lines,


New format for this season, scroll down this table to see links for other spreadsheets, points, species etc.

Weigh Master’s Report Field Weekend Six 16th & 17th January 2021

Field Weekend Six was generously sponsored by Hamills Fishing and Hunting. It was a Challenge Weekend with 300 bonus points on offer for any members weighing three or more species. Unfortunately, the predicted big easterly swells arrived on cue to make fishing challenging to say the least. Sixteen members braved the swells with only 42 fish crossing the scales. Only Kane, Karim, George, and Peter K scoring three or more species for the bonus points.
Prizes went to James P for the heaviest snapper; Karim for the average weight kahawai; Kane for heaviest gurnard and Peter K for the heaviest bag. The only pin fish caught was Karim’s 1.51kg trevally. Well done guys! Thanks again to Hamill’s for the awesome prizes!
As Field Weekend Six marks the halfway point in our season, here are some stats from the first half of the season.
So far 387 fish have been weighed with the top three species weighed being 130 snapper, 121 Kahawai and excitingly Gurnard 3rd with total of 75 weighed! So cool to see Gurnard featuring strongly again for our club.
The first half of the 20/21 season has also seen 29 pin fish weighed!
Current leaders in the heaviest of each species include – Snapper 8.79kg caught by Dion (FW 3). Gurnard shared by Kane and George 1kg (both FW 4). Kingfish 15.58kg caught by Tareq (non-FW). Trevally 3.89kg (new club record) caught by James B (FW 5) and Kahawai 2.97kg caught by Kane (non-FW)
Here’s hoping for even better results for the second half of the 20/21 season.
Tight lines,


Thirsty liquor & Black Bull field weekend seven

Friday night 6pm is the start fish time for this weekends Thirsty liquor / Black Bull field weekend seven, normal boundaries apply and weigh in at the Fire station midday Sunday, prizes will be for :
Best snapper pick of the table, Average Kahawai, heaviest Gurnard, best other a lucky angler draw and don’t forget our jackpot fish, a Kingfish of 85cm or longer, worth $100.00 in vouchers, lots of liquid prizes, good luck everybody

Tight lines
Peter K

Gun City + Fishing Field weekend seven jackpot Fish

With a number of Kingfish being caught recently (Des Hunt plus others) this weekend will score you a $100.00 voucher from Gun City if you can land a fish of 85cm or greater the longest fish will take home our jackpot prize, At time of writing the forecast is predicting that a local fish may be the best bet, but time will tell.
Good luck everybody

Tight lines
Peter K

Other fishing comps

31/01/2021     Rotorua Bonanza – Matata.

7/02/2021       Wairoa Working Mens Club – Whakamahi beach

14/02/2021    Whakaki Marae – Whakaki beach

20/02/2021    The South Wairarapa Fishing Club – Lake Ferry

14/03/-20/03   Snapper Bonanza  90 mile,

18/04/2021     Otamarakau School Fishing Comp – Matata.

These have been added to the calendar page as well.

Field Weekend Six

This weekend is our Hamills treble 300, weigh three different species and earn an additional 300 points, start fish time is 5am Saturday with weigh in at the fire station midday Sunday, normal boundaries apply.
Thanks to Mike & Ju at Hamills the prizes this weekend will be ;
Best snapper, Average Kahawai, heaviest Gurnard and the best bag ( you must have three different species to qualify ) don’t forget our new Jackpot fish a Kingfish of 85cm or greater and there may even be a lucky angler draw ??
good luck everybody

Tight lines
Pete K