Hi team all go for Saturday 6.15 – spoke to the Puketapu, looks like 40 people still works for them, if it works for us ie four tables of ten, they are ok either way, will everybody still be comfortable attending if we are still at level two ?
It’s going ahead with current numbers at 36 we will cap it at 40 (puketapu happy with that)
Please do not attend if you feel unwell
Thirteen keen fisho’s hit North Shore Road this Sunday, all vying for the pot and the challenge of catching anything with fins on a Napier winter morning.
The sea was good, the weather clear and it didn’t take long for the first fish to appear. Overall, though, the fishing was slow, with only a few weighers landed.
Again, there was a distinct lack of kahawai, the main fare being lemons and a few other species that didn’t make the cut. The smart money went to Jimmy B, who once again showed his skill with a 3.8kg SSH. Second went to Kane W who managed a weighable Kahawai, and third to George F with a very creditable .56 gurnard.
Congratulations to them and all those who made the effort.
Let’s hope we see similar conditions and few more fish next time. Note your diaries for Sunday August 23rd for the final BM of the season which will be the doubles.
First Brass Monkey is on this Sunday 26th July 8 am til 2.00pm Meet at the Fire station $2.00 entry Beach decided on the day. Forecast looks good so no excuses.
See you there and please share.
AGM is 5th August
Prizegiving is 15th August
Subs for seniors are $40 not $60 as advised in a previous email. I will be refunding the additional $20 for anyone who has overpaid.
Thanks, Mel Benge
Last meeting’s minutes – link below.
Kia ora members,
So the end of another season and what a disruptive season it was but l am so glad that none of our members were effected by the Covid-19 disease, with the illness at least.
I must commend members of our executive and committee for keeping us informed about happenings for the club during the shut down.
The executive has done an amazing job with organising the rest of our year and being able to fit it in casting days, a few field weekends, and the brass monkeys into the time period we had left.
Also having the forethought to move our Kahawai competition to later in the year, which of course will be beneficial to the club.
I know a lot of work and thought went into achieving this.
Prior to the lock down there were some good fish being caught and weighed in, but l want to say, I was so impressed with the first weigh in after lock down. The amount of top quality fish caught that weekend was amazing and I haven’t seen a weigh in of that caliber in quite some time. I guess the sad thing about that was that none of those fish were caught locally and a lot of travel was involved to achieve this.
Once again I would like to thank all our members for the support over the year as difficult as this has been with these challenging times.
Remember our AGM is on the 5th of August, be great to see as many members as possible for this, and also hope to see everyone at our prize giving dinner on the 15th of August at the Puketapu.
Our final field weekend of the 2019/20 season was generously sponsored by Hamills Napier. Unfortunately, due to a combination of average weather and Hawkes Bay winter fishing, only 7 fish crossed the scales. Six spotted smooth hounds and 1 kahawai.
Steve Gorst weighed the only kahawai taking out the average weight kahawai prize. Kane took out the heaviest other with his SSH weighing 5.76kg.
Kane’s SSH also took out the Gun City jackpot prize for a trunked SSH over 5kg. Well-done Kane!
Thanks again to our awesome sponsors!
As there was not much to report for our final field weekend, I thought I would give you a breakdown of the 2019/20 season.
Considering we lost the best fishing weeks to the Covid lockdown, the numbers are still quite impressive and reflect a highly successful season.
In total 666 fish were weighed over the 12 field weekends, with the top 3 contributing species being kahawai – 251, snapper – 227 and gurnard – 72. Awesome to see gurnard being weighed in reasonable numbers again!
The most successful weekend was field weekend four (15-17 Nov) with 116 fish weighed. The least successful was field weekend twelve (19-21 June) with 7 fish weighed
Throughout the season members weighed 48 pin fish! Most notable catches included Tareq’s kingfish (25.29kg) Jimmy’s snapper (11.56kg) and James Benge’s gurnard (1.42kg) and his elephant fish (3.79kg). Congratulations to everyone who caught pin fish!
Congratulations to everyone who contributed to an awesome season! See you all at the prize giving.
New format for this season, scroll down this table to see links for other spreadsheets, points, species etc.
Our final field weekend for the 2019/2020 season is sponsored by Hamills Napier and kicks off 5pm Friday, with weigh in at the Hastings polo grounds 9am Sunday, normal boundaries apply, our third club casting event will be held after the weigh in.
You may fish only, cast only or do both it’s totally up to you, this is the last chance to register a casting score which will enable you to be eligible to compete for the Champion of Champions trophy.
Thanks to Hamills we have prizes for the following
Heaviest Snapper, average Kahawai, heaviest Gurnard, best other, junior and a few spot prizes. Including our jackpot fish our total prize pool For this weekend is over $400.00.
Heading into our last field weekend the Gun City + Fishing jackpot fish is still a trunked Spotted smoothound of 5kgs or greater, the pool now stands at a value of $150 made up of Gun City vouchers and cash.
Being our last weekend the jackpot must go, if we don’t weigh a 5kg smoothound we will draw a fish from the pool of all jackpot species and the heaviest of that species will win the jackpot.