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.