KAHAWAI COMP POSTPONED Due to the evolving situation of Covid19 and in the interest of our members and the publics Health & Safety we have made the decision to Postpone our comp that was due to be held on 5 April 2020. We will let everyone know once a new date has been set for later in the year. Anyone that has already purchased their tickets can obtain a refund from the retailer it was purchased from. All members will be advised of this postponement via email aswell. Any queries please contact Mel Benge. Thanks for your understanding. Regards, Pania Surfcasting Committee
A few things to remember:
You require one ticket per rod or handline. ( If you fish with two rods you need two tickets.)
No lines in the water before 7am. Marshal points will have red flags that will go up at 7am to signal fishing starts.
If you catch a weighable kahawai (30cm+) wave down one of the Marshals on quad bikes and he will tag your fish with your name, ticket number and time of capture. He will then take your fish to the HQ for official weigh in.
Stop fishing at 2pm, if you are parked in the reserve area please pack up and move your vehicle ASAP to avoid being locked in.
Instructions for Beach Marshals
1. Once you know where your Beach Marshal spot is, familiarize yourself with the area before the contest. Please try to get to your position as early as you can to claim your position. The bike riders will deliver the tags and flags etc to you before the start.
2. Warn any person fishing prior to 7.00am, that they will be disqualified if they don’t remove their line from the water, after 1st checking that they are in the contest (remember that this is a public beach).
3. Do not tag fish after 2.30pm, they will not be weighed.
4. Marshall’s can fish, but must pay the entry fee of $20.00 per rod. Get your tickets from a participating store prior to the contest, rather than buy one at the tent – saves time.
5. When a kahawai is presented to you, firstly determine that it is freshly caught and not one from the competitors freezer. Then you will need to measure the Kahawai, it needs to be a minimum of 30cm long before it can be tag. If someone catches any other species, they are theirs, don’t waste time sending them in with the bikes.
6. On the tag, write the following: Your position number only (circled), the competitor’s ticket number (found on entry form they bring to you). The competitor’s full name (not initails), and the exact time it was tagged. Attach the tag through the mouth and gills of fish so it cannot fall off. Do not put tags on the tail! Cover with a wet sack or put in a chilli-bin and deliver to a bike rider.
7. Do not flag down riders unless you have a fish to deliver, this hinders quick delivery to the weigh master.
8. Do not tag anything other than Kahawai.
9. Bike riders and headquarters staff are asked to wear club shirt if you have one, for identification purposes. Act courteously at all times, whatever the provocation.
10. After the contest, return all flags, tags, etc to the headquarters. You may offer to help with selling raffle tickets, packing up and cleaning to HQ site etc.
TIP: You can still get sunburnt on the beach in April, you really need more than a good hat. Beach umbrellas or big tarpaulins are highly recommended.
Beach position number/ Name of club members
2 Sue Lawson
4 Murry Choat
6 John Purser
8 Mark Roberts
9 Mark Taylor
10 Mike Percey
11 Jim Yeoman
12 James Parahi
13 Dion Jeffars
14 Steven Gorst
15 Tareq Assa’d
16 Kevin O’Conner
17 Gary & Sue Kemsley
18 Jimmy Beazley
19 Rex Manley
20 Matt Tablernacle
21 Duncan Torwick
22 Kane Wriggesworth
23 Gavin Brunskill
24 Andy and Courtney Brooks
25 Estella Carmichael and Tim Mckenzie
26 James Benge Southern Boundary
If your name is not on the list for beach marshals you may still be needed on the day as someone may pull out at the last minute. You all need to buy your tickets before the day if you wish to be in the contest. Your position is indicated on the maps to follow, these maps are a guide only and it is our intention to get a marshal every 200 metres apart so if you see that you are too close together then see if it is possible to move a part. For those who are marshalling north of the shingle works you may need to get there very early as this will be a popular spot. The flags, pens, tags and rules will be delivered to you by the quad bike riders If you have any questions just ask Mark Ives 0278449180