Well done and congratulations to Mark Cockburn our $1000 winner with a Kahawai of 2.230 kg
Welcome to the Pania Surfcasting Club, Kahawai Competiion 2014.
Throughout the day today we will update this page with current heaviest fish weights. This info will also be posted on our Facebook Page.
Top 20 Fish Weights
|1st – 2.230 kg||6th – 1.870 kg||11th – 1.610 kg||16th – 0.835 kg|
|2nd – 2.130 kg||7th – 1.765 kg||12th – 1.315 kg||17th – 0.720 kg|
|3rd – 2.030 kg||8th – 1.755 kg||13th – 0.920 kg||18th – 0.710 kg|
|4th – 1.980 kg||9th – 1.725 kg||14th – 0.900 kg||19th – 0.700 kg|
|5th – 1.945 kg||10th – 1.720 kg||15th – 0.840 kg||20th – 0.655 kg|
This weekend, Sunday the 16th is our annual Kahawai Competition.
During the day the weights of the top few fish will be posted on this website. The info will be updated as fish are caught and weighed.
You will be able to view this website on your smartphone and see if your fish is worth weighing.
If not perhaps you might want to release it 🙂
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Pania Surfcasting Club.
The final twilight fish for this season was attended by 9 members. Conditions at Awatoto were challenging with lots of floating weed fouling the lines and a decent size swell.
No weighable fish were caught.
Twilight prizegiving will be at Yoey’s place (map) next Wednesday night.
Field weekend number 7 was also our designated ‘mates’ weekend. The idea was to take a mate fishing, and show him or her how the club works.
The weather gods were having none of it, and provided us with 2-3 metre swells and 20-30 knot southerly winds. Very few members were able to convince their mates that fishing in these conditions would be fun or productive.
Twenty four members braved the weather but only three managed to catch fish.
There were two Thresher sharks caught, weighing 8.13kg and 5.85kg. Three Spotted Smooth Hound weighing 8.135kg, 5.23kg, and 4.1kg. One snapper of 0.735kg completed the somewhat brief weigh in.
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October 2013 Newsletter (pdf 3.2mb)
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July 2013 newsletter (pdf 3.8mb)
Nine members turned up at Awatoto to fish Twilight Fish # 8. Clumps of drifting weed made things very difficult for a while but once the tide turned the weed disappeared and fish turned up.
No Kahawai were caught but those who used Prawns or Cray for bait found the Lemons to be hungry with 5 being weighed in between 3 anglers.
It was a tough weekends fishing for most people, the southerly swell restricting the members to local sections of beach protected by headlands. The water was somewhat murky in most places but still 40 members turned out to wet a line.
James Benge was the outstanding (and furthest travelled) angler again, returning from Mahanga with a bag of Snapper, and Kahawai.
The best fish caught locally was a new NZ Record Blue Shark of 38.20Kg weighed in by Dion Jeffares. Taking the existing record from another Pania member Alan Park.
Total fish weighed in: 24.
Lemon Shark: 9
Conger Eel: 1
Blue Shark: 1