We have reached the end of our season with some fantastic highs.
Congratulations to James Benge who won the 90 mile Snapper Bonanza, with a nice fish of 8.165kg. making him $30,000 richer.
Congratulations to Kane Wrigglesworth who won the NZACA Surfcasting Nationals at the 90 Mile. There was also Sharon Greene and Estella Carmichael, who walked away with a trophy or two, well done ladies. And to any others who I have forgotten.
Finally an awesome end to our fishing season, beautiful weather, lovely seas and even the fish decided to graced us with their presence. Apart from our mates weekend where 93 fish were caught, this weekend was our best with 21 fishers bringing home 81 fish, and a good mixed bag.
Jimmy Beazley and Kane Wrigglesworth each got an octopus, Jimmy’s being the heaviest at 2.14kg and Kane’s at 1.51kg.
Fish of the winter variety were 6 Red Cod, Jimmy again having the heaviest of 1.06kg, Chris Morris 2nd with .79kg and Kane with .78kg. And 4 Baracoutta with Rex Manley landing a 3.23kg Pin coutta, Rex also got 2nd with 2.80kg and John Purser 3rd with 2.49kg. Chris Morris having the 4th at2.2kg. The rare Jack Mackeral made it to the scales too, with Jamie Nichol’s .52kg specimen. 64 Kahawai were weighed, with Dion Jeffares weighing the heaviest of 2.43kg. Mark Taylor got the 2nd heaviest at 2.3kg and Sue Chambers 3rd at 2.26kg. An honourable mention to our only Junior who caught fish this season Christian Hurring. Well done to you with 3 nice Kahawai caught. The good fish are still around too. Dion Jeffares got a .60kg Snapper. Kane Wrigglesworth got two Gurnard .86kg and .995kg. He also got a nice 2.49kg Blue Moki.
Well done to all those who got out and about and also to those who brought something home.Again congratulations to James, Kane, Sharon and Estella, and any others.
A reminder PRIZE GIVING will be SUNDAY 24TH JULY, at the TARADALE CLUB, please let Yoey know if you are able to attend by the 17th july.
Take care over the Winter, see you at the meetings and prize giving.
Well done to the team who participated in this years Nationals. Awesome results.
Well our second to last field weekend once again seen nasty Southerlies hit us mid to late week which made the fishing its usual difficult self.
29 fish were weighed with a couple of surprises amongst the Chilly Bins.
5 Red Cod were weighed, 2 at .800kg going to both Hamish Nichol and Mark Taylor and 2 at .790kg going to Mark Taylor and Kane Wrigglesworth. Sue Lawson had the last one at .650kg.
13 Kahawai were landed with Mark Taylor taking out the heaviest of 1.95kg and 2nd equal with Jimmy Beazley at 1.89kg.
9 SSH were caught with Kane Wrigglesworth having 1st and 2nd with 4.52kg and 3.04kg. 3rd went to Jimmy Beazley of 2.9kg.
Our Chilly Bin surprises went to Peter Kilkelly with a nice Pin Trevally of 1.63kg and Mark Taylors 5.28kg Kingfish.
Well done to all who weighed in it was definitely tough for many.
We have a Club Meeting at the fire station this coming Wednesday 6th April 7.30pm with a quick committee meeting at 7.00pm, as Yoey informed us at weigh in.
We are on the countdown now till the NZACA Nationals starting Wednesday 20th April. All the best to those who are heading up. Travel safe and enjoy yourselves.
Our final Field weekend will be the 14th and 15th may, here’s hoping we have some better weather and seas 😊
Tight Lines and Happy Fishing
Photos: Mark Roberts
Well done James Benge winning this years 90 Mile Beach Snapper Bonanza in the Far North with an 8.165 kilogram snapper.
James pulled in the large fish on day two of the five day fishing challenge beating eight hundred other surf casters and taking home a $30,000 cheque.
Well our 3rd to last field weekend seen a nasty southerly turn up prior to the weekend making seas less than desirable for the 23 fisho’s that got out and gave it their all.
Fifteen fish were brought home this weekend with most of them unfortunately being the winter variety.
Nine Red Cod were weighed with our lovely Estella bringing home 6 and the most fish weighed for the weekend. Jimmy Beazley had the heaviest at 0.83kg, And Estella getting 2nd and 3rd with 0.78kg & 0.75kg.
It was good to see Johnny Purser weigh some fish getting heaviest Kahawai of 1.78kg and 2nd SSH of 2.77kg.
Hamish Nichol got the heaviest and only other SSH caught at 3.08kg and 2nd Kahawai of 1.71kg.
Jimmy Beazley got the 3rd and only other Kahawai at 0.96kg.
Well done to all those who attempted the seas and weighed fish in. Lets hope that the week ahead brings nice weather and nicer seas for our 2nd to last field weekend this coming weekend of 26th and 27th March which also happens to be Easter. So for all of you travelling away for the break, travel safe and enjoy your holiday. And if your fishing either around or away, travel safe also, have fun and good luck. See you all on Sunday.
There will be a meeting at the fire station on the 6th April. Then from the 20th – 23rd April NZACA Nationals up Far North. With the final field weekend being held May 14th & 15th.
Well field weekend 9 had a confusing start for most with the yearly Yoey challenge long before the weekend started. Nevertheless there were 21 anglers who got out there and gave it their all, bringing home 53 fish in total. With Hamish Nichol and Kane Wrigglesworth bringing the best bag lots home. Sue Lawson was the best for the ladies this weekend awesome effort Sue. And Estella Carmichael had a catch that I don’t think has been seen at a weigh in before with a Grey Mullet weighing .92kg. More details on this to follow.
So of the 53 fish caught, 15 of these were Spotted Smooth Hounds, the heaviest of these (1st 2nd and 3rd) going to Kane, two of these being Pin fish 6kg, 5.05kg and 3.78kg.
20 Kahawai were weighed, again the heavies (1st 2nd and 3rd) going to Kane also these three being Pin fish two of which were over 3.2kg.
14 Snapper were landed and it was good to see some decent size fish being brought back too, of these Mark Ives had 1st and 2nd heaviest of 3.35kg and 2.79kg, followed by Hamish Nichol’s of 1.65kg.
Mark Ives brought home a Conger Eel weighing 2.95kg.
We also have Estella’s .92kg Grey Mullet.
Lastly, 4 trevally were brought to weigh in, and I must apologise for my blunder to Sue and Michelle, although their fish may have been the length required they unfortunately were not the minimum weigh requirement of 500g for weigh in, Sorry ladies. Which leaves us with two that were weighable and both of these going to Hamish Nichol, his heaviest and pin of 2.05kg and 2nd heaviest of .705kg.
So congratulations to all who caught fish this weekend and to Hamish and Kane for taking out the meal vouchers.
Only 3 more field weekends to go, they are, according to the calendar, FW10 Saturday march 12th and Sunday march 13th, FW11 Saturday march 26th and Sunday march 27th. The nationals are in between from Wed 20th – Sat 23rd April. Finally FW12 Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May.
Good luck to all at the next Field weekend, Tight lines and happy fishing
Thanks to all those who attended our club casting day. The weather was fine and hot but I still can’t seem to get the wind direction right, no matter how meny forcast I read.However I hope that everyone had a good day.
Here are the results in no particular order
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This weekend is FW9 – challenge weekend.
You must weigh a second species to weigh a third and so on. ie First fish weighed, Kahawai, second snapper, then another kahawai or other species except a Snapper. Your first fish counts.
Each multiple will double those points.
What this means, if you want to weigh 5 kahawai you will need to have 4 other species, and vice versa.