The turnout wasn’t flash for our final Field weekend but ok considering the weather forecast. 15 fisho’s braved the rain overnight and bought in 20 fish. One being a new Club record Red Cod of 2.715kg. Also Duncan weighed in a nice SSH weighing in at 11.94kg. There were 9 Kahawai, 3 Blue Moki, 4 Red Cod, 2 Barracoutta and 2 SSH weighed in.
Simon won the Hamills voucher for his fish, Sue Kemsley won the FCO voucher for the ladies heaviest Fish and Jimmy Beasley won the Crafty’s voucher for the Heaviest kahawai.
As the Club captain, I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors for this 2012/2013 Season. Hamill’s, FCO and Crafties from Hastings, Hunting and Fishing and Action Outdoors from Napier. I would also like to take the time to especially thank each and everyone who took time to turn out for our Field weekends, the Pania Shield, the Hams Comp, Mates weekend and my “Yoey” Challenges. It has been a very good season with some very memorable fish caught and weighed. James Benges 13kg Snapper and Sue lawsons 54kg Seven Giller come to mind and I better not forget Simons Red Cod.
I guess my only disappointment has been the new members who haven’t become more involved. On saying that though you all know my opinion on this, you only get out of anything what you are prepared to put in. If you don’t turn up we sure as hell aren’t going to nusemaid you. If you do we will make sure you a well looked after. The opportunity is there for you all. There is a rumour that GK might be shouting at this years Prize Giving. This is because of the amount of “Veritas” rods purchased by Club members. Only a rumour remember.
Once again thanks everyone for your efforts this season, we have a great club. Bring on the Brass Monkey.