Kia ora firstly l want to say a very big thank you to our sponsors for their continued support throughout our fishing season as well as our Kahawai contest. Attending our club fishing weekend weigh in, is always exciting because we get to see some quality fish being weighed. Because the weigh ins have been sponsored over the last two years it’s been more interesting because even those members that don’t catch fish are eligible for a prize from the lucky draws. A big thanks to our club captain Peter K and his team for obtaining sponsors for our weekends. Cheers guys.
I am pleased to say our Kahawai contest was a huge success even though l was worried about it being put back to April. Sometimes during life we have to try something different and the old saying “You don t know until you try’, if it works, great, if it doesn’t, well you tried. I have to say what a great day. Seems it doesn’t t matter the time of year, if the sea and day are great fisho’s will turn up to try their luck in a fishing competition. The whole day as well as the prize giving was a well run program thanks to our convenors Mel, Chris, Hamish and everyone else at headquarters. Congratulations guys. A big thank you to Ross Holden for a very professional presentation of prizes for our contest. Thanks Ross. Hope to see you next year. Thanks to our two men on the bikes, Mark and Peter K who did a marvellous job as usual collecting all the fish. Cheers boys.
Our team that went to the ninety mile nationals did very well representing our club by coming second over all. By all accounts if we had fisho’s in the boat section perhaps things could have been a bit different between first and second. However, our man Kane won top fisho of the tournament making him winner of the last two nationals held up at the ninety. We also had success in the midget section with young Xavier Benge taking out the fishing section and young Xavier McKenzie taking out the casting section. Well done boys.
At the end of our club season Kane has once again scored the most points in the open section. Well done Kane. Congratulations to all those who have also won their own respective classes.
Mark Ives has set a new club casting record of 203 plus meters with a first cast at one of our casting days. Great effort Mark.
Last but not least, our A.G.M is our next meeting next month so get your remits in to our secretary at least a week before. Once again thanks for all your support though out the 2018-2019 season.
Tena koutou katoa
BM1:Sunday 30/6/2019 8 til 2 Meet at Fire station
BM2: Sunday 28/7/2019″ 8 til 2 Meet at Fire station
BM3: Sunday 18/8/2019 :8 til 2 Meet at Fire station
$2.00 entry fee, Beach Named on the day.
Also anyone holding clubs cups/trophies bring them to the next meeting please or get them to Rex ASAP.
Our final Field weekend for the year (FW12) was kindly sponsored by Rivers to Ranges and was an open boundary weekend.
24 members fished FW12 and those that travelled to the Bay of Plenty/East Cape faired best. There were 54 Snapper across the scales, with the heaviest of 4.22kg caught by Peter K, which saw him take out the jackpot. Two pin fish were weighed with Courtney landing a 1.6kg Trevally and Hamish a 2.54kg Kahawai.
The absolute stand-out for the weekend had to be Courtney Brooks, who was the only member to weigh a limit bag of Snapper along with two Gurnard and a Trevally for an amazing 1380 points – well done!
Once again thank you to Rivers to Ranges for your ongoing generous sponsorship.2018 – 2019 proved to be a very successful one for the club. Over the course of the twelve field weekends a total of 589 fish crossed the scales made up of 13 species. The break down looked like this:
I believe this may be the first year that Snapper has outnumbered Kahawai, possibly due to the inclusion of our two open boundary field weekends. It was also encouraging to see a reasonable number of Gurnard weighed this season.
A huge thank you to Peter K as Club Captain for the exciting and innovative calendar he produced for us this year with great challenges and prizes for all members.
Field Weekend 12_17-19 May 2019 Results
Latest Club Points
Latest Species Per Angler
Rivers to Rangers open field weekend twelve kicks off 5pm Friday, note the start time change, with daylight saving now with us, it makes sense to start fishing in daylight, weigh in will be at the fire station 2pm Sunday, being able to fish anywhere in New Zealand may mean you have different daily catch limits to Hawke’s Bay please be aware of these.
Prizes for this weekend are:
The jackpot for a snapper 2.5kg or better must go, the heaviest Snapper over 2.5 will walk away with a prize pack of $230, if we don’t get a fish over 2.5 kg the jackpot will be drawn from all those who weighed in snapper. Total prize value this weekend is over $500 great top fish prizes and heaps of lucky draws.
Tight lines and safe travels
Seventeen members had a fantastic casting day at Kahuranaki, the weather gods were kind to us and some great results were achieved.
Top caster for the day was Mark R taking out best distance (192.49 mtrs) and also most points 256.33 awesome result Mark, Best accuracy went to Xavier M with a score of 86.1 outstanding effort for a young man still in the midjet category. Top lady was once again Sue K 165.53 points and top Vet was James P with 238.04 points.
Hamish, Tim and Estella all had PBs.
Sunday the 12th is the last of our club casting days, to be held on Kahuranaki road commencing at 9am. This is the last chance to be included into the champion of Champions club competition, below is the current category placings, only two points separate the top two in our open section, and we are still looking for third place getters in the G/O and Midjet sections.
Click on this link to download the minutes Pania Surfcasting Club Meeting Minutes May 2019
A date has been set for the prize giving – 3rd August – venue to be advised.
Next event is the club casting at Kahuranaki rd on the 12th of May.
9am start, three accuracy casts and up to 6 distance casts.
Well done to Steven Fields winning the 2019 Kahawai competition, $2000 worth of product and cash from Hunting and Fishing Napier and Rothbury Insurance Brokers.
|* surpassed by a heavier fish from the same competitor – One prize per ticket
Huge thanks to all of our sponsors and club members who made the day so successful.